NZ First Season Sires DIrectory

New Zealand's first season sires for 2017.

NZ First Season Sires DIrectory

New Zealand's first season sires for 2017.

TIVACI (Waikato Stud - $NZ20,000 + GST)

High Chaparral x Breccia (Fastnet Rock)

Group One winning sprinter will add to Waikato Stud’s outstanding stallion roster..

He is a son of High Chaparral and out of the Fastnet Rock mare Breccia, who is a half-sister to the G1 Toorak Handicap winner Allez Wonder and the G3 Chairman’s Handicap winner Pretty Pins.

Trained by Michael Moroney, Tivaci was bought by Moroney’s brother Paul for $A250,000 as a yearling. He went on to win the G1 All Aged Stakes as well as the G3 CS Hayes Stakes, G3 Sunshine Coast Guineas and Listed Kensington Stakes and was G1 placed in the Toorak Handicap.

Race Record : 21 Starts 6-3-2 $A992,250.

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TARZINO (Westbury Stud - $NZ15,000 +GST))

Tavistock x Zarzino (Zabeel)

Last season’s champion Australian three-year-old Tarzino will stand his first season at stud in 2017 at Gerry Harvey’s Westbury Stud.

The first son of Tavistock to stand at stud, Tarzino is out of the Zabeel mare Zarzino, a half-sister to the Group One-winning juvenile Kindacross and a sister to Gr.2 Perth Cup winner Respect and to the Group One-placed Kind Return.

He won four of his 14 starts for Caulfield trainer Mick Price with his career highlights including Group One victories in the VRC Victoria Derby and the Rosehill Guineas. He was also a close second in the G1 Australian Guineas.

Race Record : 14 Starts 4-1-2 A$1,647,050. Champion 3YO Colt in Australia in 2015-16.

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TURN ME LOOSE (Windsor Park Stud - $NZ15,000 +GST)

Iffraaj x Indomitable (Danehill)

Triple Group One winner Turn Me Loose, one of Australasia’s fastest and toughest milers, will stand at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge this spring.

Turn Me Loose is one of eight Group One winners for his sire Iffraaj, who has also been represented this season by outstanding European galloper Ribchester and star New Zealand-trained three-year-olds Gingernuts and Jon Snow.

From an internationally successful family, Turn Me Loose is the only colt to date produced by Indomitable, a daughter of the breed shaping sire Danehill.

Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman he was successful in the G1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas. Turn Me Loose cemented his position at the head of the best milers of his generation with formidable victories in the G1 Emirates Stakes at Flemington and the G1 Futurity Stakes at Caulfield.

Race Record : 20 Starts 7-4-1 NZ$321,250, A$1,309,100.Champion Sprinter & Middle Distance Horse in NZ in 2015-16.

VADAMOS (Rich Hill Stud - $15,000 +GST)

Monsun x Celebre Valada (Peintre Celebre)

Rich Hill Stud will be the Southern Hemisphere home of the blueblooded European Group One winner with support of a high-profile group of New Zealand who have purchased 50 percent of the stallion to shuttle to New Zealand from 2017 onwards.

The French-bred Vadamos is the son of Monsun, who has made a significant impact in Australia by siring three of the last four Melbourne Cup-winners - Protectionist, Fiorente and Almandin.

Out of the stakes-winning Peintre Celebre mare Celebre Valada, Vadamos comes from a female family of high-class milers and middle istance horses nurtured by Jean-Luc Lagardere, the Aga Khan and Haras de Saint Pair.

Vadamos was one of Monsun’s very best and he won the G1 Prix du Moulin over a mile at Longchamp, the G2 Prix du Muguet at Saint Cloud, the G2 Oettingen-Rennen at Baden and the G3 Prix Messidor at Maisons-Laffitte from the stable of leading international trainer Andre Fabre.

Race Record : 20 Starts 8-5-0 £0, €677,225, $A220,000. 8 wins from 1600m to 2400m.

PREFERMENT (Brighthill Farm - $12,500 +GST)

Zabeel x Better Alternative (Flying Spur)

This four-time Group One winning son of Zabeel, will return to his country of birth to stand at Nick and Anne-Marie King’s Brighthill Farm.

A brother to the G3 SA Fillies’ Classic winner Rezoned, Preferment is a son of the Flying Spur mare Better Alternative, who is a half-sister to the G2 Villiers Stakes winner Dances On Waves. It is also the family of the G1 Salinger Stakes winner Ancient Song.

Sold through Cambridge Stud’s 2013 Premier Sale draft at Karaka, Chris Waller went to $190,000 to secure the colt.

Preferment showed an early return on that investment for the champion Sydney trainer when he broke his maiden with victory in the G1 Victoria Derby and finished runner-up in the G1 Rosehill Guineas.

The following season he won the Gr2 Hill Stakes and at his next start claimed top honours in the Gr.1 Turnbull Stakes.

In the autumn of 2016, Preferment returned to Flemington to reign supreme in the G1 Australian Cup and then back to Sydney to add the G1 The BMW to his imposing record.

He retired as the winner of five races and more than $3.6 million in stake earnings.

Race Record : 29 Starts 5-4-1 A$3,432,730. Champion Stayer in Australia in 2015-16. 5 wins from 2000m to 2500m.

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BELARDO (Haunui Farm - $12,000 +GST)

Lope de Vega x Danakaya (Danehill)

Haunui Farm will welcome this champion European two-year-old Belardo to their stallion roster in 2017.

The multiple G1 winner is a son Lope de Vega and a half-brother to multiple stakes winner Berling, being out of Ireland’s 2002 champion two-year-old filly Danaskaya.

A debut winner at two, Belardo went on to win the Listed Washington Singer Stakes (1400m) at Newbury before capturing his first Group One in the Dewhurst Stakes.

His three-year-old season was marred by near-misses. Belardo finished fourth in the G1 Irish Two Thousand Guineas, less than two lengths behind winner Gleneagles. He also finished third in the G2 Challenge Stakes (1400m) at Newmarket and second in the G1 Queen Elizabeth II Stakes (1600m) behind Solow at Ascot.

At four he went on to claim the G1 Lockinge Stakes (1600m). He then finished runner-up to Tepin in the G1 Queen Anne Stakes and retired with a Timeform rating of 126.

Race Record: 16 Starts 5-2-1 £894,666, €9,000. Champion 2YO Colt in Europe and GB in 2014.

RAGEESE (Windsor Park Stud $8000 +GST)

Street Cry x Rabsha (Dehere)

Rageese will join Vanbrugh and Turn Me Loose as new comers to Windsor Park Stud next season.

Owned in partnership with Sheikh Mohammed Bin Khalifa Al Maktoum the imposing son of Street Cry is a direct descendant of champion race mare Emancipation and is closely related to G1 winners Virage De Fortune and Stratum Star.

He showed his quality early on as a two-year-old when runner-up in the G1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick behind Pride of Dubai.

In his classic season, Rageese’s spring form included a third in the G2 ATC Stan Fox Stakes, fourth in the G1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes and an unlucky fifth in the G1 Caulfield Guineas.

He added further to his CV with a runaway stakes win in the Listed Nitschke Stakes at Morphettville and this season he scored a decisive victory in the G3 VRC L’Oreal Paris Stakes at Flemington.

Race Record : 22 Starts 4-3-1 A$563,760.

Vanbrugh Picture:Racing and Sports

VANBRUGH (Windsor Park Stud - $6000 +GST)

Encosta de Lago x Soho Secret (Lucky Owners)

Vanbrugh, a son of multiple champion sire Encosta De Lago, is the winner of more than $A740,000 and hails from the outstanding Waikato Stud family of Group One winners Diademe and Sacred Star.

Trained by Chris Waller, Vanbrugh won five of his 21 starts including the G3 Gloaming Stakes as a three-year-old before claiming the G1 Spring Champion Stakes.

Race Record : 21 Starts 5-2-0 A$742,375. 5 wins from 1200m to 2000m.

PUCCINI (Mapperley Stud - $5000 +GST)

Encosta de Lago x Miss Opera (Paris Opera)

Former champion New Zealand three-year-old Puccini will stand his first season at Mapperley Stud’s Matamata property.

A son of champion stallion Encosta de Lago, Puccini is out of stakeswinning Paris Opera mare Miss Opera.

The quality broodmare is also the dam of six-time Group One winner Sir Slick and fellow first season stallion Verdi.

Puccini was the star performer in New Zealand in his classic season when, under the guidance of Peter and Jacob McKay, he triumphed in the G1 New Zealand Derby off the back of G2 wins in the Great Northern, Waikato and Avondale Guineas.

He came back the following term for G3 victories in the Merial Metric Mile and the Thompson Handicap. He was subsequently runner-up in the G1 Captain Cook Stakes and then went one better in the G1 Thorndon Mile.

Puccini later had stints with Darren Weir and Wayne Walters in Australia where he was a multiple Group placegetter.

Race Record: 57 Starts 8-9-5 NZ$920,175, A$242,000. Champion 3YO in NZ in 2013-14 8 wins 1600m to 2400m.

TELPERION (Westbury Stud - $5000 +GST)

Street Cry x Yavanna (Redoute’s Choice)

Street Cry’s well-performed son Telperion is out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Yavanna, herself a daughter of the G3 winner Wild Queen, who is a half-sister to the G2 Ascot Vale Stakes winner So Gorgeous and the family of the great matriarch Denise’s Joy.

Telperion is a half-brother to Golden Rose favourite Kemantari, an impressive juvenile winner for Godolphin.

Telperion was third on debut as a two-year-old for trainer John O’Shea. He then won the Listed Lonhro Plate at the expense of the subsequent G1 winner Prized Icon and was fourth in the G2 Skyline Stakes before he filled a similar placing in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes, recording the fastest closing 600 metres of the race.

The handsome colt was then runner-up in the to the dual G1 winner Yankee Rose in the G1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes at Randwick.

Race Record : 6 Starts 1-1-1 A$482,100.

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WROTE (Highview Stud - $5000 +GST)

High Chaparral x Desert Classic

By High Chaparral, sire of 18 Group One winners, Wrote is out of the Green Desert mare Desert Classic.

The Irish-bred Wrote won three of his nine starts for Aidan O’Brien including the G1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf.

The only Group One-winning two-year-old son of High Chaparral was also placed at G2 level in the Royal Lodge Stakes, the UAE Derby at Meydan and in the Derrinstown Stud Derby Trial at Leopardstown in Ireland.

Race Record: 11 Starts 3-0-4 £10,760, €39,170, US$544,000, 734,000Dhs.

PRINCE OF BROOKLYN (Grassyards Farm - $3000 +GST)

Magnus x Tristabeel (Zabeel)

Jason Coutts and Charlotte Young will have their first foray into the stallion business when they stand Prince of Brooklyn at their Otago property this coming season.

The stakes winning son of Magnus is out of the Zabeel mare Tristabeel, whose seven foals all have been winners, including Duke of Brunswick, the winner of seven races.

Unbeaten at two, Prince of Brooklyn won the G3 National Stakes at Morphettville on debut from the leading Caulfield stable of

Mick Price and he ended his juvenile season with further success in the Elvstroem Classic at Swan Hill.

Race Record : 10 Starts 3-4-0 A$273,945.

Prince Of Brooklyn
Prince Of Brooklyn Picture:Race Images Photo

VERDI (Long Acres Stud - $3000 +GST)

Zabeel x Miss Opera (Paris Opera)

Verdi will begin his stallion career this year at Long Acres Stud, the Canterbury operation of Myles Gordon and Deborah Clark. He will

stand in association with Joe Smithies, of Monovale Farm.

The son of Zabeel won three of his eight starts before a tendon injury pre-maturely ended his career.

Trained by Murray Baker and Andrew Forsman, Verdi is a half-brother to fellow first season sire Puccini and multiple Group One

winning people’s champion Sir Slick.

Race Record : 8 Starts 3-1-2 NZ$33,335. 3 wins from 1400m to 2100m.

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