New Zealand’s most successful thoroughbred breeder Sir Patrick Hogan is full of enthusiasm for the merits of Cambridge Stud’s new stallion acquisition Burgundy.
“Cambridge Stud stood Sir Tristram and still stands his most successful son Zabeel,” Hogan said. “I believe I’ve found the right horse to continue that tradition with Burgundy being from a Group 1 winning daughter of Zabeel.
“This is an impact pedigree; when I look at every horse in Burgundy’s 8 generation grid, I can’t see a poor-performing or poor-producing horse top or bottom.”
Sir Patrick describes Burgundy’s catalogue page as ‘one to die for’ with Redoute’s Choice, Danehill, Grand Exchezeaux, Zabeel, Darci Brahma and Ethereal all being Group 1 winners.”
Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice – Grand Echezeaux by Zabeel) made $1.30 million as a NZ Bloodstock Karaka Premier Yearling when purchased by leading syndicator David Ellis.
Burgundy raced 12 times for 7 wins and 5 of them were at black-type level. His winning range was from 1200m to 1600m.
Like successful young sires Stratum, Snitzel and Not a Single Doubt, Burgundy is a son of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), the sire of 105 individual black type winners including 23 individual Group 1 winners.
Burgundy’s half-brother Darci Brahma (Danehill) is one of New Zealand’s most commercial young stallions with 10 black type winners including the G1 winners Recite, Nashville, Artistic and the outstanding Singapore performer Super Easy.
Bred by Peter and Philip Vela at Pencarrow Stud, Burgundy is closely related to Ethereal, the 2002 Champion Stayer of Australia and New Zealand. Her 8 wins included the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, BMW Stakes and Queensland Oaks.
Burgundy’s first season fee has been set at $7,000 (+ gst).