Victorian based nursery Greta West Stud has upgraded its roster for 2012 with the news Keep The Faith has transferred from Swettenham Stud.
Greta West owners Laurie and John McCarthy have been equal partners with Adam Sangster and Lindsay Park Racing in Keep The Faith since he retired to Swettenham.
Sangster will maintain his stake in the robust son of Sunday Silence who is still a relatively young 11 year old. He has already sired the winners of 106 races at 60% strike-rate in his first two crops.
Keep The Faith is developing into a genuine winner-getter and he will join forces with proven sire King Of Prussia at Greta West. They are both in the Top 10 among Victorian based stallions on the Australian winners’ premiership this season.
King Of Prussia (Anabaa) has been represented by the winners of 292 races at a 58% strike-rate in his first four crops.
“We are delighted to have the opportunity to stand such a promising young stallion as Keep the Faith,” Laurie McCarthy said this week. “We have been more than happy with our association so far and the terrific job he’s done at Swettenham.
“I’m sure that success will continue at Greta West and it’s only a matter of time before the big winners emerge. He has over 180 two year-olds, yearlings and foals in the pipeline.”
Keep The Faith was a top-class sprinter-miler in Australia and North America. He clocked a tick outside Northerly’s 1600m track record to win the LR Schweppervescence Cup at Caulfield and he also shattered the North American turf record for 1200m in a sizzling 1.06.82s at Belmont Park.
King of Prussia stands for a $3,300 service fee and McCarthy expects Keep The Faith to be in a similar price range for his initial season at Greta West.
Breeders can contact Laurie McCarthy (0410 476 196) for more details.