Capitalist x Speedboat (Commands)
16.3 hh, Bay/Brown, 2018

Captivant was sharp enough to win a Victory Vein over 1000m pre-Christmas, superior enough to be a G1 Champagne Stakes-winning two-year-old, and classy enough to fight out a Caulfield Guineas with Anamoe.

  • Recorded the second-fastest G1 Champagne Stakes win in history
  • A pre-Christmas 2yo winning the Victory Vein Plate on debut (1000m)
  • Timeform rated 121 following his highly regarded G1 Caulfield Guineas run
  • Ran in the top five of each leg of the 2021 2yo Triple Crown
  • $550,000 Magic Millions yearling by Written Tycoon’s best son Capitalist
  • From the prolific female family of the blue-hen mare Ride The Rapids

$22,000 INC GST (payment on live foal terms)

First weanlings in 2024

“Captivant was sharp enough to win a Victory Vein over 1000m pre-Christmas, superior enough to be a Group 1 winning two-year-old, and classy enough to fight out a Caulfield Guineas with Anamoe.”

Paul Snowden, Co-trainer

Age Runs 1st 2nd 3rd Earnings
2 6 2 2 $642,750
3 9 1 2 $555,200
Total 15 2 1 4 $1,197,950


1st ATC Champagne Stakes, G1 (1600m), beating Hilal, Converge
1st Victory Vein Plate (1000m), beating Akihiro, She’s All Class
2nd MRC Caulfield Guineas, G1 (1600m), to Anamoe, beating Artorius, Hitotsu, Forgot You, Prix De Turn, Tiger Of Malay, Mr Mozart
3rd ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes, G1 (1400m), to Anamoe, Hilal
3rd ATC Skyline Stakes, G2 (1200m), to O’president, Hilal
3rd ATC San Domenico Stakes, G3 (1100m), beating Stay Inside, Mazu
3rd VRC CS Hayes Stakes, G3 (1400m), to Pinstriped, Pascero
5th ATC Golden Slipper, G1 (1200m), beating Artorius, Profiteer
Timeform rated 121


Written Tycoon
Iglesia Last Tycoon
Party Miss Kenmare
Fusaichi Pegasus Mr. Prospector
Compulsion Danehill
Danehill Danzig
Cotehele House My Swanee
River Express
Blazing Sword Marscay
Ride the Rapids River Rough


CAPITALIST (AUS) (Chestnut 2013–Stud 2017)
Champion 2YO Colt in Australia in 2015-164 wins at 2, A$3,545,900, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr.1, GCTC Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic, RL, ATC Breeders’ P., L. Australia’s Leading First Season Sire (winners). Sire of 159 rnrs, 66 wnrs, inc. SW Captivant (ATC Champagne S., Gr.1), Marine One, Sebonack, Kalashnikov, Cannonball, I’mlovin’ya, Profiteer, Tycoon Humma etc.


1st DAM

SPEEDBOAT, by Commands. Placed at 3. Three-quarter-sister to FIRST COMMAND, Rule the River, half-sister to CROSS CURRENT, Riptide (dam of CROWN PROSECUTOR), River Tribe (dam of WILLOW CREEK). Dam of 4 named foals, all raced, 2 winners, inc:-
CAPTIVANT (c by Capitalist) 2 wins. See below.
Warby (c by Hellbent) Placed at 2 in 2021-22, 2d Canberra RC Black Opal S., Gr.3.
Anne Cecelia (f by More Than Ready (USA)) Winner at 2, 3d BOP RC Matamata Veterinary Services 2YO H.


2nd DAM

RIVER EXPRESS, by Blazing Sword. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1600m, VRC Cleanevent 2YO H., 3d VRC True Version H. Half-sister to RIVER DOVE (dam of HEADWATER), River Crossing (dam of KULGRINDA, RIVER DELTA), River Serenade (dam of FIRST COMMAND, ONEWORLD). Dam of 11 named foals, all raced, 9 winners, inc:-

CROSS CURRENT (g Keltrice) 3 wins-1 at 2-to 1400m, A$293,000, VRC PFD Food Services S., L, MRC JRA Doveton S., L, VRC Today Tonight 2YO Sprint H., 2d MRC HDF McNeil S., Gr.3, MVRC Leslie Froggatt S., L, Mitchell McKenzie S., L, 3d MRC Merson Cooper S., L, 4th VRC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1, MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1, Chairman’s S., L.

Override. 10 wins to 1100m, A$204,515, MVRC Telstra Phonewords H., City Jeep Wrangler H., 2d MVRC Jeep 55 Second Challenge Heat H., SAJC Pickles Auctions H., MRC (Mornington) Orbit Fitness H.

Firsaan – Over the Rainbow (Sing.). 5 wins to 1200m, A$20,055, S$244,278, Singapore TC Panasonic Systems Professional S., Kranji C S., Class 3 H., Class 4 H., 2d Singapore TC Open H.-twice, SAJC Zobel 2YO H.

River Woman. 4 wins from 1200m to 1600m, A$213,450, MVRC Ted Cockram H., MRC Le Pine Funeral Services P., MVRC Maybe Rough H., MRC Wood Court Inn H.. Dam of 6 winners
Elusive River (c Elusive Quality) 3 wins-1 at 2-at 1000m, 1200m, R410,078, Vaal Triple Crown Has Begun H., Book Your Table for Guineas Day P., 2d Greyville KRA Guineas, Gr.2, Mauritius TC Colonel Draper Cup, Greyville Pinnacle S., 3d Mauritius TC Duchess of York Cup, Clairwood Natal Settlers Homes S., Koko’s Margate Nightclub P., Turffontein Racing South Africa P., 4th Turffontein Senor Santa H., Gr.2.
Rivatorio (f Oratorio) 2 wins at 1000m, 1600m, R213,310, 2d Fairview Lady’s Bracelet, L, Kenilworth Stormsvlei Mile, L, Ladies Mile, L, Soccer 6 H., Cape Kidney Association H., 3d Kenilworth Sweet Chestnut S., L.

Riptide. Winner at 2, A$93,975, VRC Bruce Gadsden 2YO H., 2d VRC ACG Security 2YO H. Dam of 6 winners
CROWN PROSECUTOR (g Medaglia d’Oro) Second Leading NZ 3YO Male on 2018-19 International Ratings. 2 wins at 1600m, 2400m, NZ$668,125, A$6,000, New Zealand Derby, Gr.1, Levin RC Wellington S., Gr.3, 3d Hawkes Bay Livamol Classic, Gr.1, Waikato RC House of Travel S.
Ripper Rita (f Street Boss) 2 wins at 1400m, 1600m, A$401,275, in 2020-21, MRC VOBIS Sires Guineas, 3d SAJC Australasian Oaks, Gr.1, VRC World Horse Racing S., L, MRC Bert Bryant H.



Race Record: 15 Starts 2-1-4 A$1,197,950

Won ATC Champagne S., Gr.1 (1600m), Victory Vein P. (1000m), 2nd MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr.1, 3rd ATC Sires’ Produce S., Gr.1, Skyline S., Gr.2, VRC CS Hayes S., Gr.3, ATC San Domenico S., Gr.3

Captivant, like successful sires SADLER’S WELLS, NUREYEV, FAIRY KING, PERUGINO and HEADWATER, traces on tail female line to GOODY TWO SHOES. He should respond very well to reinforcement of this famous line in mares.

I AM INVINCIBLE and ENCOSTA DE LAGO in mares will appreciate the presence of Bletchingly and the three lines of Danzig in Captivant. They contribute the fellow family member, Rockefella, with these three ancestors working extremely well together in modern pedigrees.

Captivant carries Danehill (twice), Halo and Northern Dancer (four lines) from the ALMAHMOUD family. More HALO (grandsire of MORE THAN READY, in turn sire of SEBRING) and MACHIAVELLIAN (sire of STREET CRY and VETTORI) are some of the other descendants to seek in mares’ pedigrees.

Captivant’s damsire Commands is a member of the EIGHT CARAT family. Fellow relations such as DEEP FIELD, OCTAGONAL, KAAPSTAD, SHOOTING TO WIN, VISCOUNT, DON EDUARDO, KEMPINSKY, VIKING RULER and ZED are desirable in mares.  The daughters of Octagonal’s son LONHRO and grandsons PIERRO, DENMAN and SWEYNESSE also suit.

Blazing Sword, second damsire of Captivant, is a relation of the speedy Vain, who appears once in Captivant’s pedigree. There is great benefit in providing more lines to VAIN in matings with Captivant.

“Captivant ran a new peak beyond his Champagne Stakes when he was second to Anamoe in the Caulfield Guineas, in a high rating edition of the race. In running second with that rating, he actually rated higher than five of the six prior winners back to 2015.

Daniel O’Sullivan, The Ratings Bureau

“Our colt has a massive hindquarter and incredible forearm. Looks like a ready made racehorse. I would be surprised if he doesn’t go early as well. If Captivant is going to put that quality into his progeny, he’s a big chance.”

Luke Anderson, Maluka Thoroughbreds

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