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Pierata Proves His Worth For Pierro

Pierro’s crack son Pierata will be a worthy addition to the stallion ranks when the time comes after getting his overdue first Group One win at Randwick on Saturday.

Pierata Proves His Worth For Pierro

Pierro’s crack son Pierata will be a worthy addition to the stallion ranks when the time comes after getting his overdue first Group One win at Randwick on Saturday.

His CV is now complete after adding the All-Aged Stakes to his imposing record, in the process becoming the fourth G1 winner by his noted Coolmore sire.

Pierata's trainer Greg Hickman
Pierata's trainer Greg Hickman Picture:Racing and Sports


Pierro’s reputation continues to grow as his top level winners have recorded their G1 wins over a wide range of distances, Pierata Horseform being preceded his classic winners Levendi Horseform and Pinot Horseform and Perth’s outstanding filly Arcadia Queen Horseform.

In total Pierro has sired 137 winners including 16 at stakes level in his first three crops to race. The former champion 2YO by Lonhro has been Australia’s leading first and second season sire by earnings with his first two crops.

Just when Pierata goes to stud depends on the offers presented to his ownership syndicate with his part-owner and trainer Greg Hickman suggesting the time frame could remain open for another 12 months.

“It depends what happens with stud deals,” Hickman said.

“There’s a couple of nice targets in Brisbane but I’d also be quite happy to freshen him up and run him in The Everest in the spring.

“I’m just trying to do my best for everyone that’s involved in the horse.

“For a smaller stable like ours a horse like this is a life changer.”

Pierata
Pierata Picture:Steve Hart

The Hobartville Stud-bred Pierata (Pierro x November Flight by Flying Spur) is a half-brother to three winners including the G3 winner Ashokan (More Than Ready).

His dam November Flight won the G3 Millie Fox Stakes and has since produced a Dundeel filly and a Rubick yearling colt who made $900,000 at this year’s Australian Easter Yearling Sale. She was served again by Pierro last spring.

Pierata was purchased by Hickman for $160,000 at the 2016 Magic Millions Gold Coast Yearling Sale from the Kitchwin Hills draft.

He has now seven races including five Group and Listed events, from 19 starts for prizemoney of $3,311,300.

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153668
R7 RANDWICK 20 April 2019
All Aged Stakes , 1400m
Race Synopsis: After three placings previously at Group 1, Pierata broke through for a deserved victory at elite level here. He settled nicely for Tommy Berry in sixth place (with cover), before moving up on turning for home. He dashed to the front on passing the 200m and then went on to win well and in a quick time (1:20.64). The favourite Osborne Bulls settled back in ninth place, on the rails, from his inside barrier (1). He got along the inner rounding the home turn, challenged at the 100m and then battled on well for second. Siege Of Quebec raced in seventh place, improved (between runners) nearing the home turn, got into the clear at the 200m and the came with a good late run to take third. Champagne Cuddles had a nice trip in fifth place on the rails from her good barrier (2). She was shuffled back a bit at the home turn, got into clear running at the 200m and then battled on gamely for fourth, beaten a length.

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Horse
Age & Sex
Trainer
Jockey
WT
SP
 
1st  
3. PIERATA (AUS)
4yo H
GREGORY HICKMAN
TOMMY BERRY
59.0
$4.25
 
PIERRO (AUS) - NOVEMBER FLIGHT (AUS)
G Hickman, R Wilson, W Clegg, G Clegg, C Clegg, A Gianesi, A Merritt, K Ayton, B Turton, T Bonello, J Zammit, M Aurisch, M Mathews, C Testa, V Sikais, A Carney, Miss T Powers & Steelies Racing Synd (Mgr: L Caff)
Jan 16, 2016 Gold Coast Yearling Sale, Scone NSW, $160000, G Hickman, NSW
 
2nd  
2. OSBORNE BULLS (AUS)
5yo Gelding
JAMES CUMMINGS
HUGH BOWMAN
59.0
$2.75
 
STREET CRY (IRE) - JEREZANA (AUS)
Godolphin
3rd  
8. SIEGE OF QUEBEC (AUS)
4yo H
G WATERHOUSE & A BOTT
TIM CLARK
59.0
$41.00
 
FASTNET ROCK (AUS) - ROSE OF CIMMARON (AUS)
 Aquis Farm (Mgr:sj McGrath), Mrs B C Bateman, Sir P & Lady J A Hogan, Mrs S M Montague, Geraghty Bloodstock Pty Ltd (Mgr: M Geraghty), G1g Racing & Breeding (Mgr: Mrs T Vogel), G W Holdings (Mgr: G J Wilson), Mrs E Crews, F Crews, J G Richards, J Richards, Mrs G Sourris, C Sourris & Ms K Waterhouse
4th  12. CHAMPAGNE CUDDLES (AUS)
4yo Mare
BJORN BAKER
BRENTON AVDULLA
57.0
$21.00
5th  7. MANUEL (AUS)
5yo Gelding
TONY MCEVOY
BLAKE SHINN
59.0
$21.00
6th  1. LE ROMAIN (AUS)
6yo Gelding
KRIS LEES
JAMES MCDONALD
59.0
$7.00
7th  10. FIERCE IMPACT (JPN)
5yo H
MATTHEW SMITH
JASON COLLETT
59.0
$101.00
8th  6. D'BAI (IRE)
5yo Gelding
C APPLEBY
KERRIN MCEVOY
59.0
$8.00
9th  14. NAANTALI (NZ)
4yo Mare
C MAHER & D EUSTACE
MARK ZAHRA
57.0
$21.00
10th  13. SIREN'S FURY (AUS)
5yo Mare
JASON COYLE
A HYERONIMUS
57.0
$151.00
11th  5. MALAGUERRA (AUS)
7yo Gelding
PETER GELAGOTIS
SAM CLIPPERTON
59.0
$26.00
12th  11. YOUNGSTAR (AUS)
4yo Mare
CHRIS WALLER
COREY BROWN
57.0
$31.00
13th  9. LANCIATO (NZ)
6yo Gelding
MARK NEWNHAM
JOSH PARR
59.0
$26.00

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