New home for Piccolo

Eureka Stud shuttler Piccolo has a new home in England after being transferred to Throckmorton Court Stud in Worcestershire.

Piccolo’s progeny have won over 900 races in both hemispheres.  In Europe, as well as G1 Nunthorpe Stakes winner La Cucuracha, he has been represented by July Stakes winner Winker Watson, Prix Maurice Lacroix-Trophy winner Ajigolo and G3 winner Pan Jammer.

His Eureka bred runners include T J Smith Classic (G1) winner Picaday, recent Queensland Guineas (G2) winner Express Air and the Listed winners Grecolo, Helter Skelter, Picardi Run and Video Hits.  His youngest Australian bred stock are rising two year-olds.

Piccolo (Warning) retired to Lavington Stud in 1996 and was transferred to Lanwades Stud in Newmarket in 2007 after Lavington shut down its stallion division.

He was a Group 1 winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes and the King’s Stand Stakes.  He also ran second in the Haydock Sprint Cup and July Cup.

“We’re delighted to be offered the opportunity to stand him and I’m sure he’ll fit in really well,” said Peter Balding of Throckmorton Court Stud.  “He’s still popular and he’s proven that he’s quite capable of throwing a special horse.  I’ve used him several times and some of my owners have used him, so they’re pleased he’s coming.”

Eureka Stud’s Colin McAlpine shuttled Piccolo to Queensland in two different spells between 1998-2001 and 2004-2006.