Former outstanding juvenile Sidereus will serve his first book at Oaklands Stud in Queensland this year.
Sidereus (7h General Nediym – Hootenanny by Best Western) has been secured by a partnership that includes Neville Stewart of Oaklands, the McAlpine family’s Eureka Stud and the Heinrich family’s Darlington Stud.
The son of General Nediym was purchased from Patinack Farm in a deal brokered by Magic Millions. Patinack will retain breeding rights in the exciting stud prospect.
A cracking individual, Sidereus was bred and sold by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud for $210,000 to leading trainer Anthony Cummings at the 2007 Gold Coast Magic Millions.
Sidereus showed exceptional ability with a brilliant win in the G2 Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill and Stewart declared he would be a welcome new addition to the sire ranks in Queensland. “Sidereus is a cracking individual and is built in the same mould as General Nediym,” he said. “His pedigree should suit most mare owners as it is totally free of Danehill blood and his dam is a member of the Eight Carat family.”
Sidereus is one of two stakes performers from Hootenanny – his three year-old brother Velrosso won on debut at Rosehill last year and he was also stakes placed in the ATC Fireball Hcp.
Second dam Come On Klaire (Sir Tristram) is a three-quarter-sister to Kaapstad. It’s the family of G1 winning stars Octagonal, Bonanova, Telesto, Marquise, Diamond Lover, Mouawad and Fraternity.
His sire General Nediym was one of the most popular sires in the country with Sidereus being one of his almost 500 winners and 39 individual stakes winners. His stars include Regimental Gal, Warhorse, Military Rose, Night War and Ichihara.
“Sidereus was a very strong horse with tremendous speed,” Cummings said. “He stamped himself a quality two-year-old from his first gallop and his win in the Pago Pago Stakes was well earned.”
Sidereus will stand his debut season at Oaklands Stud this spring at a fee of $6,600 (inc gst).