Leading thoroughbred nursery, ELIZA PARK, has announced its service fees for 2011 and welcomes aboard two exciting additions to its roster.
New to the stud this spring is the 2010 Kentucky Derby winner SUPER SAVER, who stands at an introductory fee of just $16,500, while Lonhro stakes winner, DISSOLVED, also offers enormous value at a fee of $5,500.
The pair enhance a lineup which includes leading sire BEL ESPRIT, Leading Australian First Season Sire, WRITTEN TYCOON, STATUE OF LIBERTY (sire of the world’s leading male sprinter Hay List), plus promising young stallions WANTED, MAGNUS, BUSHRANGER, SHINZIG, GOD’S OWN and SHARKBITE.
Super Saver was a brilliant juvenile who set a new stakes record in winning the 83rd running of the Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes-G2 by 5 lengths for trainer Todd Pletcher (“my fastest 2YO”), then went on to leave 11 Group One winners in his wake in taking out the 136th Kentucky Derby.
A son of Maria’s Mon – a hugely versatile stallion whose relatively short career at stud saw him a permanent fixture among North America’s leading sires – Super Saver hails from the first family of American breeding with no less than 7 lines of legendary mare La Troienne (furthermore, Super Saver’s first four damsires are AP Indy, Mr Prospector, Northern Dancer and Buckpasser!).
Retired to Winstar Farm, Super Saver covered his 140th mare for the northern hemisphere season on Sunday – 100 of which are either stakes horses or the dams of stakes horses, while 10 are Group One winners or the dams thereof.
The John Hawkes-trained, Dissolved, also has plenty to offer broodmare owners seeking value, athleticism and pedigree.
Dissolved – sold for $300,000 as a yearling – was the highest priced Lonhro of his year and it’s little wonder why.
“He (Dissolved) is the dead spitting image of his sire,” Hawkes points out. “And he showed abundant speed and tremendous potential.
“He’s a real bull though and, rather than racing him on, it was decided to retire him to Eliza Park … particularly given his terrific conformation and family full of stakes winners.”
Only lightly raced, but retiring sound, Dissolved won the Listed Moomba Plate down the straight at Flemington: his third win from five starts and toppling highly rated stakes winners Rarefied, Avenue and Common Interest in the process.
Dissolved’s sire certainly has plenty going for him: the 11-time Group One winning, Lonhro, is now one of Australia’s most successful stallions, and already responsible for multiple Group winners Denman, Parables and Obsequious.
Dissolved also carries with him one of the finest pedigrees in the Australian Stud Book, being the first foal of the winning Grand Lodge mare, Yarralumla, a half sister to 7-time Group One winner Grand Armee.
Ironically, Lonhro and Grand Armee met in the field of battle on four occasions (for two wins apiece), with Grand Armee raining on Lonhro’s parade by defeating the champion black entire in his Queen Elizabeth Stakes-G1 finale.
Grand Armee aside, his and Yarralumla’s dam – Tambour – carries plenty of clout being a Group One placed sister to Oakleigh Plate-G1 winner Drum and half sister to Group One winner Anamato.
Tambour is also a three quarter sister in blood to the well named Hong Kong triple Group One winning sprinter Absolute Champion.
WANTED [Fastnet Rock] $38,500
BEL ESPRIT [Royal Academy] $27,500
MAGNUS [Flying Spur] $22,000
STATUE OF LIBERTY [Storm Cat] $17,600
SUPER SAVER [Maria’s Mon] $16,500
WRITTEN TYCOON [Iglesia] $11,000
BUSHRANGER [Danetime] $9,900
SHINZIG [Danehill] $8,800
DISSOLVED [Lonhro] $5,500
SHARKBITE [Redoute’s Choice] $5,500
GOD’S OWN [Redoute’s Choice] POA*
Nominations to each stallion come with a transferrable free return and payment of service fees is extended to 31 March 2012.
* Price on application [Conditions apply]
For further information contact Eliza Park on 03 5428 5168
David Somers 0428 440 330 : Mark Lindsay 0416 334 338
Phil Marshall 0407 853 782 : Mitch Coffey 0430 805 544