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Bluebloods : NZ Sires Preview June 2010
June 2010 38 NEW ZEALAND SIRES PREVIEW PROGRESSIVE South Island farm Greenacres Stud has added further variety to the stallion menu this year with the addition of the well-bred King Of Roses. He will join stakes producer Painted Black, O'Reilly's brother Kingmaker and Ruby's Jester on the roster for 2010. "We're trying to offer our clientele value for their service fees and something a bit different as well. Breeders have the option then of a sprinter, miler or a distance horse so there's something to offer everyone," studmaster Angelique Hyde said King Of Roses is by champion sire Fairy King, a brother to the legendary Sadler's Wells, out of Stellar Spirit who is a half-sister to the Gr. 1 VRC Derby winner Portland Player. He hails from an outstanding female family with his grand-dam the triple Gr. 1 winner Spirit Of Kingston (VRC Oaks, Canterbury Guineas, Rosehill Guineas). She is in turn a half-sister to the former crack filly Rose Of Kingston whose top- level victories included the AJC Derby, AJC Champagne Stakes and the VRC Oaks. Her racing exploits earned her an Australian Horse of the Year title and at stud she left the Gr. 1 Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule. King Of Roses gave every indication he would add to the family's roll of honour on the track before a fractured sesamoid prematurely ended his career. He raced just four times for a win and two placings and significantly his runaway maiden success came at the expense of the subsequent dual Cox Plate winner Fields Of Omagh. King Of Roses was initially retired to stud in a private capacity in 2001 before his transfer as a commercial proposition to Independent Stallions in Victoria in 2007. His move to Victoria resulted in much increased numbers of mares and he has 76 current two- year-olds and 70 rising juveniles. King Of Roses' stock were also keenly sought after at the recent Inglis Sale in Melbourne where, in a subdued market, two of his fillies sold for $A35,000 and another made $A31,000. His best representative to date has been the Gr. 3 Thoroughbred Breeders' Stakes winner Oval Affair while his daughter Rose Ceremony also won the Flemington feature. Further afield, Sunshine Sure Win was the dual stakes winner of the Macau Derby and Guineas. King Of Roses was secured by Greenacres through the assistance of the Christchurch-based bloodstock agent Rod Fulton. "We had been scouting around for a new horse and put out some feelers. King Of Roses became available and with his pedigree and record we though he would be ideal. He's a lovely, big horse with plenty of strength and we think he'll have plenty of appeal to breeders," Hyde said. King Of Roses will stand his first season at a fee of $3000 + GST with a live foal guarantee. Greenacres Stud is a 300-acre property on the northern edge of Amberley and half an-hour from Christchurch Airport. KING OF ROSES NEW STALLIONS FOR 2010 Ribot 4-l Flower Bowl 4-d Pharos 13-e Nogara 4-r Toastmaster 3-i Wee Cushla 24> My Babu 1-w Better So 2-n Relic 8-f Last Judgement 7-a Star Kingdom 1-g Magic Symbol 2-o Hail To Reason 4-n Quaheri 9-c Princequillo 1-b Imperatrice 2-s Nasrullah 9-c Miss Disco 8-d Nantallah 6-a Rough Shod 5-h Aristophanes 9-c Trevisa 3-b Djeddah 13-c Be Faithful 19-b Turn-To 1-w Nothirdchance 4-n Hyperion 6-e Sister Sarah 14-c Mahmoud 9-c Arbitrator 2-d Polynesian 14-a Geisha 5-f Fairy King Northern Dancer Nearctic Nearco Lady Angela Native Dancer Almahmoud Hail To Reason Lalun Forli Thong Bold Ruler Somethingroyal His Majesty Break Through Biscay Coogee Better Boy Sojourner Natalma Bold Reason Special Secretariat Ribbon Bletchingly Kingston Rose Fairy Bridge Risen Star Spirit of Kingston Stellar Spirit KING OF ROSES BAY OR BROWN 1997 AUS STUD RECORD 44 runners, 21 winners, 57 wins, 3 SW, 1 SP, $A1.8m+, inc. OVAL AFFAIR (05f, Kingston Rule, Marscay). 2 wins at 2, A$206,960, VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3. ROSE CEREMONY (04f, Coronation Day, Prego). 2 wins-1 at 2-at 1100m, 1200m, A$207,350, VRC Thoroughbred Breeders S., Gr.3. QUEENS WAY - SUNSHINE SURE WIN (MAC.) (04g, Kingston Rule, Secreto). 6 wins from 1500m to 1800m to 2008-09, Macau Guineas, L, Macau Derby, L, 2d Macau Lisboa Challenge, L, 3d Macau Directors' Cup, L. Amerryking (02g, Centaine, Far North). 7 wins at 1200m, 1400m to 2008-09, A$317,190, 3d MRC Anniversary Vase, L, 4th MRC Sandown S., Gr.3-twice.
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