Time Test
About

Royal Ascot Tercentenary Gr.3 - 18th June 2015

Newmarket Joel Stakes Gr.2 - 25th September 2015

Sandown Brigadier Stakes Gr.3 - 26th May 2016

TIME TEST 2017/18

Little Avondale is thrilled to have acquired the Southern Hemisphere rights to the top class middle distance performer Time Test as he embarks on a standout stud career. 

A son of the legendary Dubawi from the Group 1 winning 2YO Dansili mare Passage of Time, Time Test (a dual Group 2 winner in his own right and rated 125 by Timeform) stood his first season at the English National Stud in 2018.   

“YOU WOULD PICK HIM OUT IN A STRING OF 40 HORSES
STRAIGHT WAY WITH HIS LOOKS, AND THE WAY HE MOVED,
HIS ACTION AND EVERYTHING”

Tim Lane
NATIONL STUD MANAGER

On the track, Time Test represented the quintessential modern English stayer. Immaculately bred, athletic and blessed with a wonderful turn of foot, he had 14 career starts against the best Northern Hemisphere horses between 1400m and 2000m, winning six times with seven minor placings, culminating in stake earnings of 606,000 pounds.

A winner over 1400m as a 2YO, Time Test announced himself as a truly serious horse with a spectacular performance at his second 3YO start when he broke the Royal Ascot 2000m track record. His next start was the Group 1 Juddmonte International where on  wet ground he ran fourth behind the Derby and Prix de L ‘Arc de Triomphe winner Golden Horn, and The Grey Gatsby. Returning to a mile, he hit back to land the Group 2 Joel Stakes at Newmarket in 1.35.8. 

Time Test went on to start three times as a 4YO, smashing out wins at Group 2 and 3 level, and also notching a solid third in the Group 1 Coral Eclipse Stakes before being transferred to the New York stable of  leading American trainer Chad Brown for his 5YO campaign.

Resuming with a second placing in a Grade 3 1800m on the turf at Belmont, he closed out his career with two Group 1 seconds, the latter to the Champion American 2017 Turf Horse and Breeders Cup Mile winner World Approval over a mile.

Roger Charlton, the leading English trainer and Time Test’s conditioner for his 11 starts in the UK, had this to say:

“FROM THE MOMENT HE CAME, EVERYBODY LOVED HIM.
HE’S A HORSE WITH A HUGE AMOUNT OF QUALITY,
BEAUTIFUL HEAD AND OF COURSE AN EXCEPTIONAL PEDIGREE”

Roger Charlton
TRAINER

Bred and raced by Prince Kallid Abdullah’s Juddmonte Farms, Time Test boasts a pedigree second to none on the world stage. Along with Galileo, his sire Dubawi (a great grandson of the legendary Mr Prospector) is universally regarded as the most prepotent black-type stallion in the world today. Passage of Time, Dubawi’s dam, was a Group 1 winner as a 2YO and placed in the Group 1 Breeders Cup Filly and Mares Turf. She in turn hails from the great Juddmonte family of four time Group 1 winner Twice Over and All At Sea.

With a record that epitomises genuineness against the best Northern Hemisphere pattern company between 1600m and 2000m and the rare ability to quicken off a fast pace, Little Avondale is delighted to offer Australasian breeders the opportunity to breed to Time Test.

To discuss the mating of your mare with Time Test contact Sam Williams +64 (0) 274 853 400.

   

 

TIME TEST 2018 Service Fee: $10,000 +gst LFG

Good straight-up folk with a sense of humour

John McArdle, Melbourne Trainer