South Australian based Honalee opened his account at stud with El Tabar at Grafton on Monday.
The Tamworth trained gelding won the Brisbane Bloodstock Maiden (1410m) second-up for Paul Berrigan. He had been unplaced in four previous starts for Victorian trainer Matt Laurie.
El Tabar (3g Honalee – Criseyde by Xaar) is the last foal of his dam and was bred by Balnarring based John Ferguson of Kineld Thoroughbreds. His older half-sisters De Lilly Lightful (Lago Delight) and Spirit Of Kintyre (Mull Of Kintyre) both won at the Victorian provincials.
Honalee (Hurricane Sky) was trained by Mark Kavanagh to a Group 2 victory in the Yallambee Classic in Adelaide and a Group 3 in the Standish Handicap at Flemington.
He retired to Eden Park Stud in 2009 and Ros Mibus stands him for a fee on application.