Tuesday, May 3, 2011


Eliza Park has today announced that 2010 Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver will be joining its premium stallion lineup this spring.
An outstanding racehorse with a pedigree that is pure Kentucky blueblood, Super Saver is clearly one of the most exciting prospects entering stud in 2011.
A syndicated stallion whose partners include US-based SF Bloodstock and the highly regarded North American thoroughbred nursery, Winstar Farm, Super Saver set a new stakes record in taking out the 83rd Kentucky Jockey Club Stakes-G2 by five lengths as a 2YO before trumping 11 Group One winners in the 136th edition of the Kentucky Derby.
A majestic athlete whose victory in America’s most coveted race was a raw display of power and grit, Super Saver was trained by renowned mentor Todd Pletcher [who, prior to the Kentucky Derby, declared Super Saver to be his “fastest 2YO last year”].
Super Saver is a son of the highly successful North American stallion, Maria’s Mon, who provides an ideal outcross for the majority of Australian broodmares.
Also a brilliant 2YO who took out the Group One pair of Champagne and Futurity Stakes, Maria’s Mon’s relatively short career at stud saw him omnipresent in US Sires’ tables throughout his career – producing two Kentucky Derby winners along with an Eclipse champion filly.
As one North American industry observer pointed out: “Maria’s Mon has done it all: improved his mares … sired quality 2YOs, 3YOs and older horses … produced a high percentage of winners, stakes winners and stakes horses … and is now enjoying early success as a broodmare sire”.
Super Saver is from the second to last crop of Maria’s Mon and was produced by a mare – Supercharger – from the first family of American thoroughbred breeding … the legendary La Troienne.
Indeed, Super Saver has the hand of the aristocratic Phipps family of breeders written all over him with no less than seven lines to La Troienne throughout his pedigree.
Not surprising then the sires of his first four dams are AP Indy, Mr Prospector, Northern Dancer and Buckpasser.
Super Saver has been immensely popular since retiring to Winstar Farm for the current breeding season, covering his 140th mare just yesterday. Of the 140, no less than 100 are either stakes horses or producers of stakes horses, with 10 of them Group One winners or dams thereof.
Super Saver – who will stand at a fee of just $16,500 inc. GST – joins fellow Kentucky Derby winners Street Sense ($38,500) and Big Brown ($27,500) standing in Australia this year and is poised to continue the marvellous success of Derby winners in Australia.
In fact, Kentucky Derby winners boast a greater percentage of stakes winners to runners in the southern hemisphere than Golden Slipper winners over the past three decades!
“Eliza Park is delighted to be given the opprtunity to stand such a good looking and talented racehorse as Super Saver,” Eliza Park CEO Cameron Croucher, points out.
“He is represented by a wonderful pedigree: we made a conscious decision to seek an outcross for the coming season and are thrilled to be entrusted with Super Saver on behalf of his owners and the famed Winstar Farm.”
Elliot Walden, the CEO of Winstar Farm, is equally delighted about his stud’s foray into the Australian market: “We’ve got every confidence in Super Saver and are very excited about our first venture in Australia. He’s certainly the right horse!”

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