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Where the Winners Were (S)

Where the Winners Were (S)

Week Ending 27 –1 -- 2018

Constant Justice by Magnus at Singapore
Sun Fighter by Fighting Sun at Wyong
That’s Freedman by Statue of Liberty at Moyuya
Spirit of Aquada by Bel Espirit at Pakenham
Spirit or Lager by Bel Esprit at Pakenham
Try A Lil Harder by Statue of Liberty at Pakenham
Van Wlnkle by Magnus at Rockhamton
Iconic by Bel Esprit at Morphettville
You Remember Me by Statue of Liberty at Kingscote


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Week Ending 20—1—2018

Bellaria by Magnus at Werribee
Emoclew by Love Conquers All at Kembla Grange
Bella Luciana by Bel Esprit at Ballarat
Try A Lil Harder by Statue of Liberty at Gunnedah
Irish Moshe by Moshe at Ascot W A
Lilley Beau by Magnus at Launceston
Carlingford by Magnus at Pakenham Park
Bella Mia by Bel Esprit at Cranbourne
Belwazi by Bel Esprit at Cranbourne
Mr Marbellouz by Love Conquers All at Toowoomba
Fill The Flute by Statue of Liberty at Camperdown
Liberty Pearl by Statue of Liberty at Deepwater

Mahamedeis by Magnus at Flemington

Enbihaar by Magnus at Morphettville  


First Winner for Fighting Sun

Platinum Mam’selle provided her sire, the unbeaten Fighting Sun, with his first winner when she rendered a sound performance in scoring at Trentham, NZ on Saturday.

The filly will chase higher honours now, as her sights are set on the Group 3 Phoenix Park two year old Classic, over 1200 metres, in early February.

She looks as if she will, as she finished very strongly and still won with a bit in hand, she is a promising youngster.

Her trainer doesn’t mince matters either; she could then go on to the Group 1 Courtesy Ford Manawatu Sire’s Produce Stakes over, 1400 metres at Awapuni in the autumn.

“The filly learnt a lot from her first start, she keeps getting better,” said her trainer, Lisa Latta.

There is a lot of upside to Platinum Mam’selle, according to rider, Mark Du Plessis, “the run was very encouraging, she gave me a good feel, she is a nice filly, “he said.

She is the second foal of her dam, Miss Fascination, by Redoute’s Choice, all four dams are winners .

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Platinum Mam'selle 


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Week Ending 13—1—2018

Tailored by Bel Esprit at Geelong

Arundel Star by Moshe at Geelong

Scuzi by Bel Esprit at Hamilton

Empire Liberty by Statue of Liberty at Cranbourne

Mosh Vain by Moshe at Wagga

Takookacod by Moshi at Wagga

Hoski by Mossman at Kilmore

Platinum Mam'selle by Fighting Sun at Trentham 


Where the Winners Were

Week Ending 7—1—2018

El Venetran by Moshe at (Canberra)

Black Mosheen by Moshe at (Stawell)

Youl Thrasahem by Bel Esprit at Stony Creek

Magnesium Rose by Magnus at Caulfield

Biscay Barb by Magnus at Elwick

Mc Garrett by Magnus at Sandown

Lord Laurie by Magnus at Albury

Magromeus by Magnus Stawell

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A big week for Magnus


Magnus fires up in the West

Magnus claimed his third Group 1 success as a sire when Great Shot won the million dollar Railway Stakes, at Ascot in far off Perth.

And a similar performance was repeated on Saturday last, at the same venue, when The River was successful, he is also by Magnus, except there was no million dollar prize attached to the race, and Lady Magnus won at Terang.

Magnus is an excellent sire, he has a dominant seventy per cent record of runners to winners, progeny of well over $25 million, his yearlings averaged in 2017 over $90,000, and selling up to $215,000, that reads better than bank interest.

He was a good racehorse that was beyond question; he competed at the highest level, a Group1 sire that is the ultimate.

Besides winning at Group1 level he faced up to the elite company of Weekend Haussler, Miss Andretti and the invincible, Takeover Target, he conquered the world.

Magnus is a product of a super sire line being by Flying Spur, a Golden Slipper success, one of a quartet of winners of the Slipper, trained in succession by Lee Freedman.

Flying Spur defeated Octagonal, and the very good filly, Millrich, is was a stellar year for two year olds.

It was obvious that Magnus was bred for speed, his dam, Scandinavia, had sheer brilliance, as did her sire, Snippets, he was something to behold, the family of Wilander, Black Caviar, and the highly promising sire, All Too Hard.

His second dam, Song of Norway, by Vain, he raced as if had a wing on every hoof, a champion racehorse and the ultimate as a sire.

In the official general sire’s table, 50 sires are listed, 5 based in Victoria, Written Tycoon at 11, Magnus 18, Reward For Effort 35, Manhattan Rain 43, Reset 50.

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Magnus continued on his the winning spree at Kyneton for Sun Stud, winning the final race when Bellaria won and Moshe got into the winning vein with a winner at Gosford.


First Foals by Ready for Victory


 More Than Ready—Crillion--- Zabeel

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Chestnut Filly -Rock Idol by Flying Spur –Broc ‘N’ Roll, dam of five foals to race four winners inc. Zero Rock 11 wins.

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Chestnut Filly - Fire Song by Senor Pete – Dance on Fire dam three wins inc. AJC Sapphire Stks. Gr.2

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Bay Filly -Rosa Perlato by Encosta de Lago—Fiammarosa by Danehill third foal is a yearling there are no runners as yet.

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    Bay Filly- Fiery Sunset by Thunder Gulch – Wintergarden dam winner of 3 races, 4 raced 3 winners.

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  Bay Colt– Moon Fighter by Malibu Moon –Homerette dam by Grand Slam, won 4 races a strong female family.







Stars Align … Classy For Sun Stud’s Palentino

Dual Group1winner, Palentino, is poised to open the batting with the star line up of mares at Sun Stud this spring.

Retired to Sun Stud earlier this year, after a career which included victories in the Group1 Australian Guineas and the Group 1 Makybe Diva Stakes, the only horse, apart from the legendary Zabeel, to achieve the double – Palentino has caught the imagination of broodmare owners throughout Australia.

“We knew Palentino would be popular given his record, and the fact that he is an outstanding type, but the level of interest has been terrific,” Sun Stud’s Nominations Manager, Phil Marshall, enthused.

“Aside from the tremendous uptake of outside mares, Sun Stud will also be supporting the stallion heavily with our own broodmare band.”

Among the Sun Stud broodmares lining up for a date with Palentino, is a half sister to multiple stakes winner Pretty Perfect, from the$5 million mare Milanova, a Sadler’s Wells mare from a Group 2 two year old Langoustine, a half sister to the dam of this season’s two year old, Single Bullet, a half sister to Flemington Group 2 Vintedge, and stakes placed Hussonet mare, currently in foal to Vancouver.

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Palentino winning the Makybe Diva Stakes G.1 defeating Black Heart Bart

Meanwhile Sun Stud have been quick to embrace Palentino, and among the broodmares coming off the farm is the winning Elusive Quality mare, Shabtis, a half sister to five time Group 1 winner Mummify, and the dam of Melbourne Group winner, Take Pride.

Owned by leading Victorian breeder, Don Byrne, who has bred several stakes winners including Encosta de Lago ‘s Group 1 winner, Ultra Fantasy, while Shabtis had her Written Tycoon colt sell for $530.000 at the 2017 Australian Easter Sale Yearling Sale, and the weanling full sister made $235,000 at the Great Southern Sale.

“There’s a great deal to like about Palentino, “ Don points out, “apart from being a brilliant racehorse, he’s a magnificent looking creature and is very well bred, besides I’m looking forward to seeing the first of his progeny,” he added.

Others set to find their way to Sun Stud include the dam of multiple stakes winner and half sister to the dam of dual Group1 success, Kermadec , also sired by Teofilo, the Group 2 winner Avienus, the Fastnet Rock, filly Close To My Heart ,closely related to Machiavellian, a stakes winning mare closely related to Snippets mare, from a half sister to Danzero, multiple winning daughter of Group 1 winner Mon Mekki a stakes winner of 10 races, and a winning half sister to stakes winners, Excites Zelady and Zelady’s Night Out.

Palentino’s race record was clearly an attraction, particularly the way he backed up in the Autumn. 

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Palentino in full flight winning the Australian Guineas   


Stablesmates meet up again

It was like old times when Statue Of Liberty caught up with Bel Esprit in sunny Queensland after an absence of three years.

Both stallions will be housed in adjoining boxes, but hardly together, that would be carrying it a bit too far.

However, there could be arguments between them if the matter of the best horse each had sired was raised.

It would hardly be an argument really, Black Caviar by a wide margin, aided by Bel Esprit, he would see to that, while Statue Of Liberty would be gunning for Hay List.

It is quite ironical that both stallions stood at the same stud while the best of their progeny were competing for supremacy on the race track.

Bel Esprit joined Sun Stud as a sire in 2003 after his two Group 1 wins in the Blue Diamond Stakes and the Doomben 10,000.

He had brilliant speed, obviously inherited through his grandsire, Vain, who had an impeccable pedigree with scintillating speed, as if he was fired from a sling shot.

Bel Esprit has had his knockers for some unaccountable reason, he has been overlooked at times, he has had winners in excess of $56 million and a champion ex Victorian sire for eight consecutive seasons.

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Statue Of Liberty has had much more travel experience than Bel Esprit, he is American bred and has stood as a sire first in England, Ireland, Japan and finally Australia.

His stint in Japan didn’t work out as planned, in fact it was a disaster when an outbreak of Equine Influenza(EI) in August 2007, grounding a lot of horses from travelling, and one just happened to be Statue Of Liberty, he was bailed up for two years.

It was almost a life sentence, two years is a hug slice out of a sire’s working life; it is very difficult to recover from such a setback.

Statue Of Liberty is a lovely black with a lot of quality about him; he should prove popular with mare owners, he is at an affordable fee for a horse that has progeny earnings to his credit of $52 million, with 59 per cent winners to runners.

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Sun Stud Announce Service Fees for 2017

Sun Stud has announced the 2017service fees for its Victorian and Queensland rosters, including the introductory fee for multiple Group One winners, Palentino

Featuring 12 stallions – seven in Victoria and five in Queensland,-Palentino joins the line at a fee of $17,600, while in exciting news, proved speed source Statue of Liberty, will relocate to Queensland, standing at $7,700.

“Sun Stud is gearing up for a busy season,” Sun Stud’s Sales & Nominations Manager, Phil Marshall, points out.

“Naturally there’s plenty of interest already in Palentino, which is hardly surprising,-he won two Group Ones and a Group Two over the mile at Flemington defeating some of Australia’s best performers, including horses like Black Heart Bart.

The relocation of Statue of Liberty is also an interesting development and sure to be welcomed by Queensland breeders.

His brilliant sprinting son, Hay List, was a Group winner in Brisbane and finished second to Black Caviar in the BTC Cup.

Statue of Liberty will stand at $7,700 along side of Black Caviar’s sire, Bel Esprit, who is leading sire in Queensland by earnings and winners, and is exceptional value at $12,100 in 2017.

Magnus on the back of another successful year which includes gallopers, like dual Group One winner Malaguerra, heads the Victorian roster at a fee $22,000, while his stable mates Fiorente $17,600, whose first crop of yearlings sold up to $200,000 in 2017, the unbeaten two year old Fighting Sun stands at $13,750, his initial yearlings sold to $165,000, $150,000, $140,000, etc, and Black Caviar’s brother leading Victorian second season sire, Moshe $7,700, stakes winning two year old Ready For Victory $6,600, who is about to embark on his second season at stud, and Squamosa $6,600, whose first crop runners boast performers on both sides of the Tasman.

And Queenslanders don’t just have the State of Origin to crow about with Bel Esprit and Statue of Liberty, more than ably supported by Leading Second Season Sire , Love Conquers All $12,100, Leading Queensland First Season Sire, Instinction $3,850, and Group Two Queensland Guineas winner Jabali $4,950, who is preparing to cover his second book of mares in 2017.

“We’re very happy with our lineup for 2017,” Sun Stud’s Managing Director Danielle enthused.

“I believe our stallions are very competitively priced in what is an extremely buoyant market, and the roster really does offer something for all breeders”.

For further information please phone Phil Marshall 0407 853 782, Adam Henry 0428 036 472, Ash Richards 0416 334 338 or David Grant (Operations Manager) 0427 733 322 (Live Foal payment on All stallions)

Sun Stud 2017 Stallion Roster


Magnus (by Flying Spur) $22,000    
Fiorente (
by Monsun) $17,600  
(by Teofilo) $17,600
Fighting Sun
(by Northern Meteor)$13,750      
(by Bel Esprit) $7,700
Ready For Victory
(More Than Ready)$6,600
(by Not A Single Doubt) $6,600


Bel Esprit (Royal Academy) $12,100
Love Conquers All
(by Mossman) $12 100
Statue of Liberty
(Storm Cat) $7,700
(by Exceed and Excel $4,950
(by Excees and Excel $3,850

All services include GST      

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