Newgate Farm has announced Northern Meteor colt Eurozone will join its roster for a $13,750 (inc gst) fee this year.
Trained by Bart and James Cummings, he was retired after pulling up lame in the G1 George Ryder Stakes (1500m) won by Gordon Lord Byron.
Eurozone (3c Northern Meteor – Miss Vandal by Don’t Say Halo) was bred by Phillip Chen and was a $110,000 Magic Millions purchase for Dato Tan Chin Nam, Michael Alexeeff and Tunku Ahmad Yahaya.
Unbeaten as a winter two year-old at Canterbury and Rosehill, he resumed to win the LR Rosebud Quality (1200m) at Randwick and, further into the spring carnival, added a Group 2 in the Stan Fox Stakes (1500m) at Rosehill.
In his final preparation earlier this year, Eurozone was beaten a whisker when second to Moment of Change in the G1 Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield and followed up with a fourth in the G1 Australian Guineas and a third in the G1 Randwick Guineas.
“We are delighted to have a Group 1 performed son of Northern Meteor to offer breeders,” Newgate Farm’s Henry Field said. “He was an unbeaten two year-old and one of the top rating three year-olds, so he ticks a lot of boxes.”
Eurozone will stand at Newgate Farm alongside Foxwedge and Sizzling.