Days after announcing it would establish a stud in Queensland, Eliza Park has named its initial line-up for the Innisplain property.
Eliza Park will relocate 2010-11 Champion first-season sire Written Tycoon from Victoria. He will be joined by newcomers Love Conquers All and Pressday plus proven winner-getter Monashee Mountain.
“Shifting Written Tycoon shows the industry our commitment to Queensland,” Eliza Park’s nominations manager Mark Lindsay said. “Capturing the first season sires’ premiership really broke the glass ceiling for non-NSW based stallions.
“And Written Tycoon is proving it’s no fluke with his current high standing on the second season chart. It makes good sense to send him north – he’s by the ill-fated but highly successful Queensland sire Iglesia.”
Love Conquers All (Mossman) is a cracking type and, ironically, will fill the same box as his sire. Mossman stood at the property when it was operated by Queensland breeder Peter Moran.
Trained by Team Hawkes, Love Conquers All was a stakes winning sprinter of the highest calibre defeating the likes of G1 winners Hay List, More Joyous, Hot Danish, Rangirangdoo, King Mufhasa, Metal Bender, Sniper’s Bullet and Black Piranha.
He was also runner-up in the G1 Doncaster Mile, G1 Doomben 10,000 and G1 George Ryder Stakes.
Pressday was cut from similar cloth to that of Love Conquers All – a superb athlete with a lightning turn of foot and ability to carry that speed to a mile. Launched from the powerful Chris Waller stable, Pressday was sent to Brisbane as a winter 2YO and swept all before him, firstly taking out the G2 Champagne Classic before capturing the G2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes.
Franking the form as a spring 3YO, Pressday would take out the G2 MRC Sandown Guineas, prompting trainer Waller to state: “On pure ability, there is a not a horse in the stable that can match Pressday.”
Pressday is a first crop son of Red Ransom’s Group winning 2YO Domesday. He closely resembles his grandsire who has worked extremely well on both sides of the equator with over 100 stakes winners to his credit: most prominent among them is the Horse of the Year Typhoon Tracy, Dubai World Cup winner Electrocutionist, Charge Forward, G1 BTC Cup winner Duporth and, importantly, the Eliza Park bred G1 winner, Red Dazzler who was a Champion Queensland first season Sire.
Monashee Mountain requires little introduction to Queensland broodmare owners. Since heading to stud with Group victories at two and three, this bred in the purple entire has carved a niche for himself in the northern state with a host of stakes winners, including G1 Stradbroke Handicap winner La Montagna.
By the immortal Danzig, Monashee Mountain is out of a Mr Prospector mare and is a half brother to four other stakes winners including US Horse of the Year Mineshaft. With 430 winners and 15 stakes winners worldwide, Monashee Mountain is clearly living up to expectations.