Woodside Park signs Tosen Stardom

Tosen Stardom will retire to Woodside Park in Victoria after an autumn campaign that will include Group 1 assignments in the Orr Stakes, Futurity Stakes, Australian Cup and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

The Japanese import is one of 31 Group 1 winners by Champion Shadai Stallion Station sire Deep Impact.  He rose to the elite level in the Toorak Hcp (1600m) and Emirates Stakes (2000m) during Melbourne’s spring carnival.

“Tosen Stardom’s pedigree is extremely well regarded internationally and we are delighted to develop an association with Katsumi Yoshida,” Woodside Park owner Mark Rowsthorn said.  “Through Written Tycoon and Zoustar, we have broken the myth and proved that you can stand a top line-up of stallions in Victoria.”

With only three Deep Impact sire sons available to breeders outside Japan, Tosen Stardom brings unique value to Victorian mares, providing an international outcross free from Danzig bloodlines.

“Tosen Stardom is right up there with the best horses I have trained,” Darren Weir declared.  “He’s an exciting horse and I will be supporting him with my own mares and recommending my clients to do the same.”

Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) was 2006 Japanese Horse of the Year and has won 9 Japanese stallion premierships.  Shadai has just increased his service fee to 40 million Yen (AUD 449,620) which makes him the most expensive advertised sire in the world ahead of Dubawi who remains at a fee of £250,000 (AUD 432,155).