Big Brown firing on international stage

Big Brown’s growing reputation a global sire was reinforced after he sired a second winner in Japan.

Keiai’s Eight (2c Big Brown – Andmoreagain by Distorted Humor) is the second Japan based winner by his sire and his 17th overall this year.  The Vinery champion will end the Northern Hemisphere season as one of the most promising first-season sires on the international stage with winners in North America, Europe and Asia.

Keiai’s Eight is Big Brown’s second winner in Japan following on from Apollo Sonic’s victory in Tokyo last month.

“Big Brown throws big, strong-bodied horses and being a grandson of Danzig gives them a sense of precocity and early speed,” Vinery’s Conor Phelan said.  “It’s a very exciting time for everyone involved with the stallion.”

Australian buyers will have their first opportunity to secure a Vinery-conceived Big Brown at the 2013 Gold Coast Magic Millions where 25 of his sons and daughters will go under the hammer.

“The Big Browns that went through the weanling sales sold particularly well but he hadn’t proven himself as a sire at that stage,” Phelan added.  “Since then, he has done so much with his first crop and I am sure it won’t be lost on the buyers here.  He was a horse with a big reputation but now he has the figures to back up the hype.”