New Approach: in quarantine before his second Australian season at studPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
First Australian foal for New Approach
THE first southern hemisphere-bred foal by 2008 joint-world champion New Approach has been born in Australia.
The new arrival - a chestnut colt, like his sire - is the first foal out of the Filante mare Bonnie Ann, from the family of dual Group 1-winning sprinter Hareeba.
He was born on August 2 in Victoria and his breeder Jack Hirsch described him as "a nice, flashy-looking chestnut colt."
New Approach, a son of Galileo, was unbeaten at two, when he won five races including the National Stakes and Dewhurst.
The following season he ran second in both the Newmarket and Curragh editions of the 2,000 Guineas, before landing the Derby, Irish Champion Stakes and Newmarket Champion Stakes.
His first northern hemisphere-bred foals were born this year, and he has recently finished covering his second European book of mares at Dalham Hall Stud in Newmarket for £30,000.
New Approach arrived in Australia for his second southern hemisphere covering season on August 2, and has entered quarantine before heading to Darley's Victoria base at Northwood Park, where he will cover at a fee of A$33,000 (£19,000, €23,000).