Breeder Has Faith In Mezyaan

Victorian stud master Peter Smith is confident his faith in his new sire Mezyaan is well founded.

Breeder Has Faith In Mezyaan

Victorian stud master Peter Smith is confident his faith in his new sire Mezyaan is well founded.

Mezyaan will cover his first mares at Smith’s Springview Farm at Euroa this spring with the breeder doing all he can to ensure the son of Lonhro gets his stud career off to a strong start.

Smith is in the process of accumulating 20 or so mares especially to support Mezyaan and hopes fellow breeders will join him in launching the well-credentialled stallion's career.

"I can't see how he won't throw winners," Smith said”.

"Meyzaan's grandam and third dam between them produced just five named males and two of them are champion stallions."

Bred by Emirates Park Stud, Mezyaan is by LOnhro out of Zyoon, a daughter of Redoute's Choice's G1 winning 3/4 brother Al Maher.

Al Maher is the sire 33 stakes winners and us an emerging broodmare sire influence.

Zyoon, who died last year, has been represented by four named foals with Mezyaan's half-brother Wayed Zain and half-sister Eyre both being metropolitan winners.

Zyoon is one of only five named foals produced by the Star Way mare Shoal Creek.

Shoal Creek produced just two runners but they included the two times champion sire Encosta de Lago.

A G1 winner of three of his eight starts, the now retired Encosta De Lago has sired 113 stakes winners.

An amazing 27 of his sons and daughters are G1 winners including Chautauqua, Sacred Kingdom, Racing To Win and Alinghi.

His progeny earnings exceed $172 million and he has had stakes winners in ten different countries.

Shoal Creek is also a half-sister to one of Danehill's finest sons Flying Spur, a three time G1 winner who has sired 99 stakes winners.

He was Australia’s champion sire in 2007 and has progeny earnings of $127 million.

Flying Spur has been represented by 13 G1 winners including the successful stallions Magnus and Casino Prince.

Between them Encosta de Lago and Flying Spur have sired a massive 212 stakes winners with earnings just below $300 million.

Zyoon’s ancestress is Fanfreluche, arguably Northern Dancer's best daughter, and is a family that fares well in Australia, recent success stories including I Am A Star and Tulip.

"This is one of the world's great families and I am delighted to be standing such a well related stallion," Smith said.

Lonhro, an 11-time G1 winning son of the 10-time G1 winner Octagonal, represents the popular Zabeel/Sir Tristram sire line and has sired 68 stakes winners including nine G1 winners.

Hehas sired stakes winners in nine different countries and already four of his sons - Pierro, Demerit, Denman and Benfica - have sired stakes winners.

Pierro was recently crowned Champion First Season Sire for 2016-17.

Meyzaan debuts at a fee of $2200 inc. gst and will stand alongside multiple stakes winner Swift Alliance at Springview Farm.

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