Puzzle Dragon is a gelding by Rubick (Swettenham Stud), a fast son of the great Encosta De Lago he is out of the 4 time winning sprinter Shanghai Tootsie. A fast American raced mare she is related to the Group and Stakes winners Powerfulattraction and Legacy Reserve. Puzzle Dragon is the first foal out of Shanghai Tootsie who is by Shanghai Bobby an elite 2 year old of his generation in America. In 2012 he was unbeaten in five races including the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and was awarded American Champion Two-Year-Old Colt he was trained by the legendary Bob Baffert.
Rubick has enjoyed great success at stud and was the leading sire of 3 year old’s in Australia for the 2019/2020 season. He has sired close to 200 winners including the ATC Group 1 Golden Rose winner Jacquinot (Stallion Widden Stud), TAB Everest winner Yes Yes Yes (Stallion Coolmore Australia), Rubisaki, Shades of Rose, Glint of Silver and Condo’s Express. Rubick has produced 33% of his Group/Stakes horses to date when crossed with American Bloodlines including the above mentioned TAB Everest winner Yes Yes Yes. He was purchased from Yarramalong Park at the Magic Millions Sale 2023 recent graduates of the sale include multiple Group 1 sprinting sensation Imperatriz, Golden Rose winner Jacquinot (Stallion Widden Stud), Group 1 Thousand Guineas winner Madame Pommery, Group 1 Coolmore Classic winner Espiona, TAB Everest winner Yes Yes Yes (Stallion Coolmore Australia), Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside (Stallion Newgate Farm), 2 year old Magic Millions and Golden Slipper winner Capitalist (Stallion Newgate Farm). Yarramalong Park have a long standing history for producing top quality racehorses and in recent years have produced the likes of Group 3 winning 2 year old and Magic Millions 2 year old classic runner up, Magic Millions $1 million winner Alpine Edge who has career earnings of $1.9 million to date.
Puzzle Dragon was a cracking type he was well muscled, a great shoulder and hip and strong forearm. He was a very powerful individual and had a lot of presence about him. He is trained by Nathan Doyle out of the excellent state of the art Newcastle facilities.