Danehill stallions fill four of the top five positions in the current leading sire chart so it’s little wonder breeders continue to flock to his sire sons.
And there are some very nice options for fans of the flourishing sireline in Victoria’s North East region.
Blue Gum Farm’s Churchill Downs is the sire of Whisper Downs who saluted at Moonee Valley last Saturday. He is held in high regard by trainer David Hayes who also prepared Churchill Downs to a G2 victory in the 2005 Stutt Stakes.
Churchill Downs has been popular during his first four years at stud serving over 500 mares. Other recent winners by him include Bladon, Spelldancer and Emerald Downs.
Elvstroem stands alongside Churchill Downs at Blue Gum. One of Danehill’s finest racing sons, he has sired the winners of 12 races since the start of the season.
Down the road at Darley Victoria, Danehill stakes winner Gonski is also in form with first crop winners The Kitkat Kid (Sandown), Countersign (Morphettville) and the recent maiden winners Departed, He’s A Steal and Absolutely Feima. His Singapore based gelding Tzar has won two from five at Kranji.
Greta West Stud resident Dangerous is a proven winner-getter and he also has a promising youngster named Destiny Action in Singapore. He was G3 placed last time out in the Magic Millions Juvenile Championship (1200m) at Kranji.
Destiny Action had finished third to Sepoy in the LR Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at Flemington 12 months ago. Before relocating to Singapore, he was trained by Patrick Payne and raced under the name Stop Sookin.
Rangal Park sire Danerich is another Danehill option. His first-crop winners include Rich Bonus, Bad Parent and Peninsula Dane who was runner up in her last two at Sandown.