Group 1 sprinter Equiano made his first public appearance since leaving quarantine at Swettenham Stud’s annual stallion parade on Sunday.
Equiano (Fr) and Swettenham’s roster of Master of Design, Dash For Cash, Bianconi (USA), Host (Chi), Kaphero and Soldier’s Tale (USA) attracted a large turn-out at Adam Sangster’s Nagambie nursery.
“Equiano has settled in without any worries since arriving last week,” Sangster said. “It’s his second year here and the signs are very encouraging. He covered over 90 mares last year and should top a century this time.”
The first Swettenham-bred foals by Equiano were also on show and they impressed breeders like legendary horseman George Smith who was in charge of Stockwell Stud during its halcyon days of champion stallion Showdown.
Smith has as a good an eye for a young horse as anyone in the country and getting his seal of approval is a huge plus for Equiano and his foals.
Swettenham Stud – 2012 ‘Early-bird’ Service Fees
$12,500 MASTER OF DESIGN,
$6,600 DASH FOR CASH
$6,600 BIANCONI (USA)
$5,000 HOST (Chi)
$5,000 SOLDIER’S TALE (USA)
For further information on bookings, please call Adam Sangster (0418 543 633) or Chris Belli (0417 514 552).
Dual Group 1 winner of the Royal Ascot King’s Stand Stakes parades at Swettenham Stud
NEW SEASON FOALS
Plus Jamais (Redoute’s Choice) and her Equiano filly
lead Ribbon (Perugino) and her Kaphero colt
Photos – Chalpat Sonti / Seymour Telegraph