Sires on fire for NZ Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale

Next week’s NZ Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale is set to offer a smart selection of two-year-olds by a host of sires making an impact this spring.

Coolmore Stud’s Fastnet Rock is currently Australia’s leading sire by individual stakes winners with seven to date and is second in the premiership behind Dunaden’s sire Nicobar .

The young son of Danehill has had a dream spring with his daughters Atlantic Jewel (G1 Thousand Guineas & G2 Wakeful Stakes) and Mosheen (G1 VRC Oaks & G2 Edward Manifold Stakes).

The G1 NZ 2000 Guineas last Saturday saw another rising star for the hot-shot stallion in the shape of $1 million Karaka graduate Rock ‘n’ Pop.  He produced an electric turn of foot at Riccarton to beat last season’s Champion NZ 2YO Anabandana.

Now the sire of 22 stakes winners, seven of them at Group 1 level, Fastnet Rock has three BOBS eligible 2YOs set to go through the ring at Karaka next week.

Lot 301 – Last year’s leading vendor Lyndhurst Farm will offer a Fastnet Rock colt from the winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare Secret Silence, a half-sister three stakes performers.

Lot 310 – The filly from Esker Lodge out of the Group 3 placed Centaine mare Shimo Star.  Centaine mares paired with sire sons of Danehill have proven highly successful at stud with a winners to runners ratio of over 65% and over 10 stakes winners including Rockwood, Zingaling, Kaphero and Hoystar.

Lot 79 – Curraghmore Stud’s gelding from the unraced Dieseis mare Cotton.

O’Reilly is a prodigious New Zealand sire who boasts a winners to runners ratio of 65% and worldwide progeny earnings in excess of $66 million.  He is the sire of 51 stakes winners including recent G2 NZB Wellington Guineas winner President Lincoln.

O’Reilly has six entries in the Ready to Run Sale including:

Lot 56 from Haunui Farm is a gelding out of the stakes winning Fusaichi Pegasus mare Bonaichi.  His second dam is the Group 1 Emirates Stakes winner Bonanova (Star Way) and is from the family of Group 1 winners Telesto (Star Way) and Fraternity (Star Way).

Lot 41 from Regal Farm is a well bred son of O’Reilly from Bardot (Bluebird).  Bardot is a half-sister to G2 winning mare Staging (Success Express) who is the dam of G1 winners Duporth (Red Ransom), Excites (Danewin) and G2 winner Tickets (Redoute’s Choice).  All three stand at stud in Australia.

Pentire has registered Group 1 success on both sides of the Tasman this season and, overall, has sired 10 Group 1 winners from 1200m to 3200m.  He made a good start to the current season courtesy of his brilliant Karaka graduate (King) Mufhasa who won the G1 Makfi Challenge Stakes in Hawke’s Bay and the G1 Toorak Handicap in Australia.

Pentire also saw his talented son He’s Remarkable salute in Melbourne on Saturday after missing a spot in the G1 Emirates Stakes.

The Rich Hill Stud based sire has six entries in the Ready to Run Sale including:

Lot 193 from Ardsley Stud is a half-brother to the stakes winners Brianna (Sudurka) and Centennial (Centaine) from the stakes winning mare Lightning Tree (Blazing Keel).

Lot 302 from Te Runga Stud is a brother to Listed Ballarat Cup winner Sentire and a half-brother to the multiple stakes winner Tonic (Blues Traveller).

Australian based Hussonet has sired some smart winners this spring including the Peter Snowden trained juvenile Tatra who won on debut at Rosehill last month.

Hussonet is also the sire of the unbeaten John Size trained Ready to Run graduate Glorious Days.  Purchased by Ginger and Bryce Tankard, Glorious Days bolted in by three lengths on debut in New Zealand before transferring off-shore to win first-up in Hong Kong last weekend by more than three lengths.

Lot 47 from Diamond Lodge is the precocious colt by Hussonet from the Group 1 winning mare Belle Bizarre (Dauberval).

Lot 69 from Lyndhurst Farm is the Hussonet colt from the stakes winning Danehill mare Chickens.  Bred on the same cross as the Group 1 winner Reaan and stakes winners Latin News and Dirty, the colt is a half-brother to last season’s Group 3 Bailieu Handicap winner Do You Think (Starcraft).

Do You Think was a $360,000 purchase by DGR Thoroughbreds at NZ Bloodstock’s 2010 Karaka Premier Sale.

Also included in the top line-up of stallions are sires Bel Esprit, Bernardini, Danehill Dancer, Darci Brahma, Encosta de Lago, Excellent Art, General Nediym, High Chaparral, Iffraaj, Keeper, Lonhro, More Than Ready, Nadeem, Oratorio, Perfectly Ready, Pins, Red Ransom, Savabeel, Snitzel, Stratum, Tale of the Cat, Thorn Park, Volksraad and Zabeel.

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