Blue Point sires his first Royal Ascot winner

Big Evs' victory in the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes opens his first-season sire’s account at the Royal meeting

Royal Ascot saw some of Blue Point’s finest moments on the racecourse, with a record-breaking G1 sprint treble undoubtedly the highlight of his career.

On Wednesday 21 June, his son Big Evs became the first of his progeny to follow in his footsteps when landing the Listed Windsor Castle Stakes in very convincing fashion.

Breaking very smartly under Jason Hart, Big Evs led the group on the stands side almost from the off as the field split into three. The Mick Appleby-trained colt travelled superbly throughout and once asked for his effort, soon picked up and cruised to the lead, eventually crossing the line three lengths ahead of his nearest rival.

Blue Point has made a fantastic start to his stud career, now siring 14 individual winners and his Royal Ascot representation does not conclude with Big Evs. Blue Point’s son Thunder Blue lines up in tomorrow’s G2 Norfolk Stakes, while he has a pair of fillies (Gushing Gold and Snafiya) entered in the G3 Albany Stakes on Friday.

The son of Shamardal (also a Royal Ascot G1 conqueror), looks poised to honor the Shamardal succession, both in the north and southern hemispheres.

In Australia this year, Blue Point's first yearlings entered the sale ring with the sprint king concluding the season a first-season sales sensation: leading first-season sire by average at the Magic Millions Gold Coast ($378,125) and Inglis Easter Sale ($300,000), topped the Magic Millions Perth Yearling Sale ($350,000) with yearlings selling to $900,000.

Blue Point will return to Darley Northwood Park, VIC for the 2023 breeding season. A shuttle trip that will see him accompanied by three other exiciting sire-sons of Shamardal; G1 winning two and three-year-old Victor Ludorum, Champion Two-Year-Old Earthlight and the highest rated juvenile in 25 years Pinatubo