Thursday, 2 August 2012
: Patinack Farm stallions Casino Prince and Husson have given the emerging stud power a unique quinella result as the leaders of the Australian First Season Sires' Premiership for 2011/12.
Casino Prince took out the prizemoney title , thanks largely to the deeds of Black Caviar's half-brother All Too Hard (Casino Prince – Helsinge, by Desert Sun).
All Too Hard earned $418K after victories in the G2 VRC Sires' Produce Stakes, G2 ATC Pago Pago Stakes and LR VRC Talindert Stakes before finishing second to Lonhro's star juvenile Pierro in the G1 AJC Sires' Produce Stakes at Randwick.
Casino Prince sired 10 individual winners of 14 races for $730,960 while Husson produced 11 winners of 13 races, including two stakes winners in Hussousa (Husson – Petousa, by Redoute's Choice) and Affable (Casino Prince – Lady Gracious, by Redoute's Choice). Husson;s progeny won $494,525.
Casino Prince, a son of Flying Spur, capped off his Australian freshman title with a win on the last day of the season at Kembla Grange on Tuesday.
The filly Longport ( Casino Prince x Ocean Bridge by Dolphin Street) won over 1200m in a perfect end to his debut season.
Longport is a half-sister to Run For Wilson (Shamardal) who won the Listed AJC Breeders' Plate in Patinack's colours.
Her dam won three races in Melbourne and was also fourth in the G1 Oakleigh Plate in 2003.
Pierro's unbeaten season handed Lonhro the title of the leading two-year-old sire by earnings ahead of Arrowfield's emerging force Snitzel.
Pierro (Lonhro – Miss Right Note, by Daylami) won six races including the Triple Crown of the G1 Golden Slipper, ATC Sires' Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes.
Lonhro sired eight juvenile winners of 13 races for earnings of $3.41 million. He defeated Snitzel ($2.87m), Fastnet Rock
($2.54m), More Than Ready ($2.23m) and Redoute's Choice ($1.11m)
Exceed And Excel finished sixth on the prizemoney ladder but he was leading sire by 2YO winners, siring 21 winners of 27 races, for the third successive season.