Last year’s English Derby winner Pour Moi will stand his initial southern hemisphere season for a $18,000 fee at Windsor Park Stud this year.
Pour Moi became the first horse since the legendary Sea Bird in 1965 to complete the Prix Greffulhe – Epsom Derby double. Save
Pour Moi is bred on the same successful Sadler’s Wells – Darshaan cross as High Chaparral. And Windsor Park proprietor Nelson Schick said he bears a striking resemblance to his own great grandsire Northern Dancer.
Pour Moi will join New Zealand’s reigning champion sire Thorn Park who has enjoyed another outstanding season on both sides of the Tasman.
Thorn Park has sired multiple Group 1 winners Veyron and Jimmy Choux in addition to leading three year-olds Ocean Park and Flashy Fella. Thorn Park will stand this spring for $22,000.
Rip Van Winkle returns to Windsor Park after serving a high-class book of mares during his first year in NZ. He is the highest rated son of Galileo at stud anywhere in the world and will stand for $22,000.
European Champion 2YO and Classic winning 3YO Mastercraftsman will have his first southern crop presented at the major yearling sales around Australasia next year. He will stand for $20,000.
Emerging young sire Falkirk looks destined to establish himself among New Zealand’s leading sires in years to come. His oldest progeny are 4YOs and include G1 Hong Kong Derby winner Fay Fay and NZ based stars Durham Town, Galaxy Star and Jaggard. Falkirk’s fee is $10,000.
Saint-Cloud juvenile G1 winner Thewayyouare returns from Coolmore to stand his third season at Windsor Park. A close relative of Redoute’s Choice, he has an impressive first crop of foals going forward to the sales in 2013.
Thewayyouare (Kingmambo) looks certain to make an impact at a $8,000 fee.
Completing Windsor Park’s stallion roster for 2012 will be the highly talented Australian Group winning miler Guillotine. His progeny created a positive impression at this year’s Karaka yearling sales. The son of Montjeu finished the Premier Session as Leading first-season sire selling up to $185,000 at a sale average of $120,000. Guillotine’s service fee for 2012 has been set at $8,000.