Thursday, 5 July 2012
: Spartacus; Magic Albert; More Than Ready
Danehill's dual G1 winner Spartacus will stand at Cangon Stud in the NSW Hunter Valley this spring.
Spartacus was a three time winner as a juvenile in Ireland and Europe including the G1 Phoenix Stakes at the Curragh and Italy's G1 Gran Criterium.
Her commenced stud duties in 2004 in Ireland before shuttling to New Zealand, where he was the leading first season Sire in 2007/08 and leading second season sire in 2008/09.
He has sired winners in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong and Europe including six individual stakes-winners among 14 stakes performers..
They include includieG3 winners Spare A Fortune and Strait Of Mewsina and G1 placed Spontaneous.
He has sired 143 winners from 346 runners
* PROLIFIC sire Magic Albert passed a milestone last weekend when he sired his 100th Australian winner for the current season.
His 100 winners have come from 219 runners giving him a seasonal winning strike rate of 45% winners to runners.
His winners include five stakes-winners led by GI winner Albert The Fat as well as Isopach, Straight Albert, Ron's Call and Tai Tai Tess.
Retired to stud in 2002, Magic Albert has now sired 100 winners in successive seasons.
* CHAMPION Vinery stallion More Than Ready is engaged in a four-way fight to be the leading sire by juvenile wins in Australia this season.
The twice champion 2YO sire is level-pegging with Exceed and Excel with 15 wins each, just one ahead of Snitzel (14) and Fastnet Rock
More Than Ready sired his first European juvenile winner of the year at the Curragh on Friday when his US-bred daughter Sinaniya (More Than Ready x Sindirana by Kalanisi), an Aga Khan owned filly, won her maiden over 1400m for trainer John Oxx.
The filly is from Sindirana, a Listed winner of the Lingfield Oaks Trial and a half-sister to Oxx's former classic winner Sinndar (Grand Lodge) who claimed the English and Irish Derby double and the Arc de Triomphe for the Aga Khan in 2000.
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