High Chaparral To Stand At Coolmore Australia
Coolmore Australia will introduce High Chaparral to its roster this spring.
The son of Sadler's Wells is set to shuttle to Australia for the coming season after serving porevious southern hemisphere seasons in New Zealand at WIndsor Park Stud.
It is a remarkable effort for any stallion to produce three individual G1 winning three year olds from his first crop let alone with over three months of stakes racing still remaining on the calendar.
High Chaparral was rarely anything short of a remarkable performer during the course of his racing career, claiming six G1 races from two to four years.
He has developed into a quite remarkable stallion to the leading sire of three year olds in Australia/New Zealand by prizemoney this season.
His closest pursuer is none other than Fastnet Rock, the heir apparent to Danehill.
"What he has achieved in such a short space of time in the Southern Hemisphere is incredible" extolled Coolmore Australia general manger Michael Kirwan.
"Not only is he the sire of the highest rated three year old in Australasia in the shape of Cox Plate winner So You Think, but he is also the sire of G1 winners Monaco Consul and Shoot Out, meaning that he has sired three of the top eight three year olds in Australia this season.
"Such success for a young stallion almost defies belief, particularly when you consider the calibre of races being won by his progeny.
"The,Cox Plate, Victoria Derby and andwick Guineas - these are amongst the best races on the Australasian racing calendar.
"He is a sensational stallion and I am delighted to offer him to Australasian breeders for next season.
"Nelson and Roddy Schick and their team at Windsor Park Stud did a fantastic job with High Chaparral during his time in New Zealand.
"His time there has laid a foundation for him to feature amongst the leading sires in Australasia for years to come.
High Chaparral was an exceptional racehorse, a winner of six G1s including the G1 Racing Post Trophy at two, the G1 Epsom Derby and the G1 Breeders Cup Turf twice.
Other quality performers from his first southern hemisphere crop include the highly regarded Gai Waterhouse trained gelding Descarado, placed in the G2 Phar Lap Stakes on his most recent start on his way to the G1 AJC Derby, and dual Listed winning filly Chaparella.
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We are only one third of the way through the current racing season but you can forget about any voting process for the 2016-17 Australian Horse of the Year, the trophy already belongs to champion mare Winx.
A fabulous 2016 in Europe for Fastnet Rock got better at Doncaster on Saturday when the William Haggas-trained colt Rivet won the Racing Post Trophy to become the 25th Group One winner by the champion Australian sire.