Champion sire Bianconi passed another milestone on Sunday when his colt Glen Rock won at the Sunshine Coast.
Glen Rock became the 500th individual winner for the record-breaking son of Danzig who is gearing up for his first book at Ridgeview Park in Muskerry East.
Bianconi (USA) has sired the winners of 75 races this season for earnings of $1.71 million. His stakes winning mare Fillydelphia is still going strong and she added more black-type to her record in the LR Sunshine Coast Cup on Australia Day.
Glen Rock (3c Bianconi – Queen Emma by Irish River) was racing first-up for 22 weeks to win the Leticia Kelly Equine Vet Maiden (1200m) on Sunday for Marshall Thoroughbreds and local trainer Andrew Williamson.
His French bred dam Queen Emma has also foaled Sydney’s LR Winter Stakes winner Irish Dream.
Queen Emma was originally bought out here by Tony Santic in 2004. She is a daughter of Riverman stallion Irish River and the Makybe owner has an affinity with that sireline.
Santic imported Riverman mare Tugela in 1999 and she foaled Melbourne Cup legend Makybe Diva.
Ridgeview Park is operated by Phil and Fiona Sloane and they are looking forward to working with Bianconi. “He’s a magnificent looking individual,” Phil said. “We are delighted to be standing him and the response from breeders has been very encouraging.”
Bianconi is available at a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee.