First Stakes-Winner for Supido

 In 2017, News

An affordable option on the Widden Stud NSW roster, promising young Sebring stallion Supido made a splash on Saturday when his talented son Buenos Noches overcame difficulty to win the Listed VRC Poseidon stakes (1100m) at Flemington.

Buenos Noches made a winning debut for the Matthew Smith stable at Canterbury last month and then was a luckless sixth in the Group III ATC San Domenico Stakes.

Ridden by Craig Newitt, Buenos Noches was looking like he was going to be a victim of bad luck once again when he was severely hampered by Spacewalk over the concluding stages.

Spacewalk took the win, while Buenos Noches recovered to surge late and finish a close second with stewards reversing the decision on protest.


“From the 600 metres he really started to get up underneath me and from the 400 metres it was just a matter of trying to get a run,” Newitt said.

“For a horse to be poleaxed his last start, still race really tractably and then be stood on his head at the 100 metres and get going again and get within a neck shows he’s pretty good.

“He’s a good horse, simple as that. He’ll go to the Danehill (Stakes) in a couple of weeks and I think you’ll find he’ll take a power of beating and I presume then onto the Coolmore (Stud Stakes).

“For a horse that’s very lightly-raced, he’d a pretty good colt.”

A $40,000 Inglis Classic Highway Session purchase for his trainer from the Widden Stud draft, Buenos Noches runs for a big group of very happy stable clients.

Buenos Noches has two wins from three starts earning over $146,000 in prizemoney and holds an entry for the Group I MRC Caulfield Guineas.

Bred by Widden Stud in partnership, Buenos Noches is the second winner from unraced Northern Meteor mare Koi, a grand-daughter of triple Group I winning Champion NZ 2YO Filly Ballroom Babe.

Sadly Koi died in 2021 and her final foal is an unnamed two year-old colt by Star Witness.

Buenos Noches is the first stakes-winner for brilliant Sebring sprinter Supido, who stands at a fee of $8,800 this spring.

He is also the first stakes-winner to combine the blood of Widden Stud’s former champion sires Sebring (sire of Supido) and Northern Meteor, the sire of his dam Koi.