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Bluebloods : NZ Sires Preview June 2010
June 2010 30 NEW ZEALAND SIRES PREVIEW THE arrival of international Gr. 1 performer Battle Paint to Chequers Stud will launch a new partnership at the Cambridge farm. Brothers Mark Fraser-Campin and Chris Campin have recently taken over the property from their father Jim. Established in 1970, Chequers Stud is renowned for its quality bloodstock and succession of Group One graduates. "Chris and I have bought Chequers Stud and Dad has got a property at Kaipaki Road," Mark Fraser-Campin said. "We will operate as separate entities, but will work closely together and Dad's input and advice will be invaluable." Campin senior was quick to give Battle Paint his seal of approval and support with mares of his own. "Dad really liked him and his race form and female pedigree - we were all agreed he was the ideal horse," Mark Fraser-Campin said. "He's cut back to 15 broodmares and he's already committed six of them to Battle Paint so that's given us great confidence." Battle Paint was a talented youngster and won his first two juvenile starts in France. Trained by John Gosden, he then finished runner-up to Holy Roman Emperor in the Gr. 1 Grand Criterium at Longchamp. He was unplaced when favourite for the French 2000 Guineas in between Group Three placings in the Prix de Fontainbleu and Paul de Moussac. Battle Paint came back for an impressive first-up victory in England at four before his retirement with three wins and three placings from 11 outings. He is a half-brother to Gr. 2 Prix Sandringham winner Homebound and Listed Prix Matchem winner Blue Exit. They are out of the winning Arch mare Black Speck, who is a half-sister to Gr. 2 winner and crack American sire Dynaformer. He commanded a $US150,000 service fee at Three Chimneys Farm in Kentucky last year. The female family also includes Gr. 1 winner and champion US first-season sire Offlee Wild and champion Irish three-year-old US Ranger, now at stud in Australia. "It's full of very good stallions and Battle Paint has size and rich colour and is correct with a great temperament," Fraser-Campin said. "He travelled over here beautifully and has settled in a treat - breeders will be impressed when they see him." Battle Paint was secured through the efforts of Auckland bloodstock agent Robt Dawe with the assistance of Randwick Bloodstock's Brett Howard. "He stands at 16.2 hands and is a very athletic horse and believe he is extremely well-priced," Fraser-Campin said. Battle Paint will be offered to breeders at an introductory fee of $5000 + GST. He will stand at Chequers Stud alongside the veteran Deputy Governor, a proven source of Group One success for many years. BATTLE PAINT NEW STALLIONS FOR 2010 Northern Dancer 2-d Pas de Nom 7-a Nearctic 14-c Natalma 2-d Hasty Road 3-n Sunny Vale 4-r Heliopolis 8-g Miss Dolphin 4-p Alibhai 6-d Flower Bed 4-d Tenerani 6-d Romanella 4-l Alydar 9-c Courtly Dee A4 Princequillo 1-b Bridgework 10-a Hail To Reason 4-n Bramalea 12-c Nijinsky 8-f Monarchy 2-f What a Pleasure 5-f Tularia 11-f Nashua 3-m Sequence 13-c Native Dancer 5-f Raise You 8-f New Providence 9-d Shining Sun 4-j Crimson Satan 26> Bolero Rose 8-c Bold Ruler 8-d Somethingroyal 2-s Tale of the Cat Storm Cat Storm Bird Northern Dancer South Ocean Secretariat Crimson Saint Raise a Native Gold Digger Honest Pleasure State Roberto Sharp Queen Danzig Althea Ribot Flower Bowl Olympia Golden Trail Terlingua Mr Prospector Narrate Kris S Aurora His Majesty On The Trail Yarn Arch Andover Way Black Speck BATTLE PAINT (USA) BAY 2004 RACE RECORD 11-3-2-1 £99,971 2YO Longchamp Prix des Melezes (1400m), Deauville Prix de Vernon (1300m), 2d Longchamp Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere Grand Criterium, Gr.1 (1400m) 3YO 2d Longchamp Prix de Fontainebleau, Gr.3 (1600m to Chichi Creasy and beating Visionario), 4th Chantilly Prix Paul de Moussac, Gr.3 (1600m) 4YO Doncaster Unison Beyond the Barriers S. (6f)
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