Coolmore Australia signs Pierro

Pierro will join the roster at Coolmore Australia for the 2013 breeding season.

“We’ve followed Pierro’s career very closely and we’re thrilled that he is joining us,” Coolmore manager Michael Kirwan said.  “He was a truly brilliant two-year-old equally effective at all distances from 1000m to 1600m.  No other horse since 1970 has managed to secure the 2YO Triple Crown while remaining undefeated through his first season.

“And he is the only Triple Crown winner to go on to win two Group 1 races at weight-for-age as a three-year-old.

“A horse like Pierro is fundamental to the continued development of our operation in Australia and in both he and So You Think, Coolmore is now home to the two most desirable young stallions in the southern hemisphere that are free of Danehill blood.”

Owner Greg Kolivos is delighted to see Pierro become part of a stud operation that is synonymous with sire success.  “He provided…many wonderful days” said Kolivos.  “He is a champion in every sense of the word and we are now very much looking forward to a new, exciting chapter in his career.”

Regarded by champion trainer Gai Waterhouse as the best she has ever trained, the son of Lonhro retires with 11 wins from 14 starts, including five at G1 level for earnings of $4.53 million.

A fee for Pierro will be announced in due course.