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Bluebloods : NZ Sires Preview July 2010
July 2010 28 NEW ZEALAND SIRES PREVIEW THE no vacancy sign is already up on the stable door of Windsor Park Stud's new arrival Mastercraftsman. The best-performed son of Danehill Dancer has been a smash hit with New Zealand breeders and will serve a full book in his first season. Mastercraftsman was Europe's champion juvenile in 2008 after his Gr 1 wins in the Phoenix and National Stakes at the Curragh in Ireland. He was equally potent at three with elite level victories in the Irish 2000 Guineas and the Royal Ascot St James' Palace Stakes. The high-class colt subsequently placed behind the remarkable Sea The Stars in the Juddmonte International and the Irish Champion Stakes. The curtain fell on Mastercraftsman's career with a fourth placing in the Gr 1 Breeders' Cup Mile Sakes. Owned by Coolmore Stud, Mastercraftsman will follow in the footsteps of other champion racehorses to shuttle to Windsor Park Stud. Windsor Park Stud principal Nelson Schick said Mastercraftsman met all the criteria the Cambridge farm set for stallion success. "Whichever way you dissect him, Mastercraftsman ticks all the boxes we look for in a stallion prospect and we are proud to have a horse of his quality performance and pedigree to offer New Zealand breeders." Apart from his maiden win, Mastercraftsman kept the best of company throughout his career and was a Gr 1 winner from 1200 to 2100m. While Mastercraftsman proved adept in all types of footing, he was undoubtedly at his best on good ground. He is by the champion sire Danehill Dancer who, like his son, completed a Gr 1 double in the Phoenix- National Stakes to be crowned champion two-year-old. A son of the great Danehill, Danehill Dancer has enjoyed another outstanding year highlighted recently with a Gr 1 Hong Kong Derby quinella. The Champion Sire in Great Britain and Ireland in 2009 and two-time Champion Two-Year-Old Sire, Danehill Dancer has surpassed a century of stakes winners. Besides siring top level winners in Europe, the United States and Hong Kong, his Australasian progeny include the top-class international sprinter and leading sire Choisir, Gr 1 Doncaster Handicap winner Private Steer, Gr 1 Australian Guineas winner Light Fantastic and Gr 1 VRC Oaks winner Arapaho Miss. "Both Danehill and Danehill Dancer are from the most versatile and desired sire line of the modern era, with the rare ability to sire top class two-year-olds and classic winning three-year-olds just like Mastercraftsman." Schick said. Mastercraftsman is out of the exceptional producer Starlight Dreams, a daughter of Breeders' Cup Classic Stakes winner and successful sire Black Tie Affair. Starlight Dreams is also the dam of the Gr 3 winner Genuine Devotion, while Mastercraftsman's sister Famous finished runner-up n the Gr 1 Moyglare Stud Stakes. She is further closely related to international Gr 1 winners Pressing, Sakhee and River Memories while her family ranks also include champion sires Capote and Broad Brush. Mastercraftsman and fellow newcomer TheWayYouAre will join seven-time champion sire Volksraad along with Thorn Park, Guillotine and Falkirk on the Windsor Park roster this year. MASTERCRAFTSMAN NEW STALLIONS FOR 2010 The Axe 1-s Abyssinia 7-a Nearctic 14-c Natalma 2-d Dark Star 3-n Dangerous Dame 21-a Tenerani 6-d Romanella 4-l Court Martial 1-p Barra 17-b Nearctic 14-c Natalma 2-d Bold Commander 8-c Crafty Alice 9-f Buckpasser 1-s Rose Bower 16-g Raise a Native 8-f Gold Digger 13-c Dancer's Image 4-r Leven Ones 22-b Fortino 4-r Chambord 3-o Rockefella 7-a Chambiges 5-i Native Dancer 5-f Mixed Marriage 2-f Admiral's Voyage 4-n Petitioner 7-a Buckpasser 1-s Natalma 2-d Ribot 4-l Flower Bowl 4-d Danehill Dancer Danehill Danzig Northern Dancer Pas de Nom His Majesty Spring Adieu Atan Rocchetta Caro Lianga Mr Prospector Hopespringseternal Al Hattab Desperate Action Northern Dancer Goofed Ribot Heavenly Body Razyana Sharpen Up Lettre d'Amour Miswaki Hat Tab Girl Lyphard Tobira Celeste Mira Adonde Black Tie Affair Reves Celestes Starlight Dreams MASTERCRAFTSMAN (IRE) GREY 2006 RACE RECORD 12-7-1-1 £1,082,072 2YO Curragh Phoenix S., Gr.1 (6f), National S., Gr.1 (7f), Railway S., Gr.2 (6f), Antonius Pius 2YO Maiden S. (6f), 4th Longchamp Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere, Gr.1 (1400m) 3YO Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1 (1m), Royal Ascot St James's Palace S., Gr.1 (1m), Dundalk Diamond S., Gr.3 (103/4m), 2d York Juddmonte International S., Gr.1 (101/2m), 3d Leopardstown Irish Champion S., Gr.1 (11/4m), 4th Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile S., Gr.1 (1m)
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