SUN STUD

VICTORIA’S PREMIER STALLION FARM

SUN STUD, Victoria’s premier stallion farm, will field a 10-strong roster for the 2018 breeding season, which includes exciting newcomer THRONUM.

 

Thronum, a Lindsay Park trained son of Snitzel, won his first two races as a 2YO, then first up at three in the Listed Rosebud Stakes and, in January, led throughout to win the Group Two Australian Stakes. At his most recent outing, Thronum finished a narrow second in the Group One William Reid Stakes.

 

NEWS

3 days ago

Sun Stud

MAHAMEDEIS SCORES AGAIN WITH BRILLIANT WERRIBEE CUP WIN
Four-year-old MAGNUS gelding MAHAMEDEIS has buttered up his huge Traralgon Cup win with a tough win in yesterday’s Werribee Cup over the talented Second Bullet.

Yesterday’s cup win took MAHAMEDEIS past the $500,000 mark, now a winner of six races from just 17 starts.

Winning trainer Nick Ryan seemed very buoyant & pleased about his MAGNUS marvel post Cup win.

“He really is starting to show his true talent this horse.” Ryan said.

“There’s a great bunch of owners in the horse & a few in Sydney who couldn’t make it here today, so we might look at Sydney after he has a little break.”

Winning hoop Luke Currie gave a glowing report post Cup.

“It was pretty painless really.” Currie said.

“He just jumped & traveled really well throughout.”

“He has improved a lot this horse, the deeper he has gone into his prep, the better he has been."

"He looks a really nice horse going forward, and there certainly looks a really good race in him.”

MAGNUS has 48 individual winners and close to $2,000,000 in progeny earnings for the 2018/19 season.

MAGNUS has had another terrific season in the shed at SUN STUD serving well over 150 + mares, while at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling sale, MAGNUS will be represented by 26 very impressive yearlings.
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MAHAMEDEIS SCORES AGAIN WITH BRILLIANT WERRIBEE CUP WIN
Four-year-old MAGNUS gelding MAHAMEDEIS has buttered up his huge Traralgon Cup win with a tough win in yesterday’s Werribee Cup over the talented Second Bullet.
 
Yesterday’s cup win took MAHAMEDEIS past the $500,000 mark, now a winner of six races from just 17 starts.

Winning trainer Nick Ryan seemed very buoyant & pleased about his MAGNUS marvel post Cup win. 

“He really is starting to show his true talent this horse.” Ryan said. 

“There’s a great bunch of owners in the horse & a few in Sydney who couldn’t make it here today, so we might look at Sydney after he has a little break.”

Winning hoop Luke Currie gave a glowing report post Cup.
 
“It was pretty painless really.” Currie said. 

“He just jumped & traveled really well throughout.”

“He has improved a lot this horse, the deeper he has gone into his prep, the better he has been.

He looks a really nice horse going forward, and there certainly looks a really good race in him.”

MAGNUS has 48 individual winners and close to $2,000,000 in progeny earnings for the 2018/19 season. 

MAGNUS has had another terrific season in the shed at SUN STUD serving well over 150 + mares, while at the 2019 Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling sale, MAGNUS will be represented by 26 very impressive yearlings.

3 days ago

Sun Stud

SQUAMOSA FILLY QUICKENS AWAY WITH IMPRESSIVE MORPHETVILLE PARKS WIN
Victoria’s best value stallion SQUAMOSA, has recorded another brilliant winner for the season on Saturday at Morphettville Parks when his 2nd crop runner YULONG MONOCEROS was successful in her BM70 race for 3YO.

A Moonee Valley winning juvenile last season, the three-year-old filly trained by Maher & Eustace was the stallions 10th individual winner for the season.

YULONG MONOCEROS by SQUAMOSA is out of the five time winning Cape Cross mare I'M TAKEN & is the 3rd name foal.

Cape Cross which comes through the Green Desert, Danzig line is another example of how well SQUAMOSA has clicked with the Danzig line. Other impressive SQUAMOSA progeny steaming back to Danzig include ORDER OF COMMAND, DERASA & RAY'S DREAM.

SQUAMOSA’S flying filly YULONG MONOCEROS was an Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling graduate. In 2019 SQUAMOSA will be represented with two quality yearlings at Premier. While at Magic Millions Tasmania 2019, SQUAMOSA will be represented by seven outstanding lots.

SQUAMOSA an undefeated 2YO himself, has worked his way through another good book of mares this season at SUN STUD, where he has served well over 100 mares – giving the impressive looking stallion well over 300 + mares his last three seasons.

The average winning index for SQUAMOSA currently sits at $63,000 not bad for a stallion advertised at $6,600.
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1 week ago

Sun Stud

FIORENTE STRIKES AGAIN
PIEMONTE has become the 12th individual winner for leading second crop sire FIORENTE after recording an outstanding win over 1400m at Sandown on Wednesday.

The Robbie Griffiths trained three-year-old gelding ran second on debut over 1200m at Mornington on November 19 and he has followed up with an excellent on pace victory at start number two, with Jamie Mott in the saddle for the one-length win.

With a host of first crop winners, including Group 2 Moonee Valley Vase winner and Group 1 $2 million Victoria Derby runner-up, STARS OF CARRUM, FIORENTE’s popularity surged to unprecedented levels in the spring and the decision was made close his book for the 2018 season.

“Anybody who says we can’t breed a stayer in Australia is wrong … it is just that we haven’t had the right approach and I believe FIORENTE could be the catalyst for the resurrection of staying horses in this country,” Sun Stud’s Senior Sales & Nominations Manager, Mark Lindsay points out.

Winning both the Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup, FIORENTE was regarded the ‘fast stayer’ as he also won a Group Two at weight for age over 1600m and was Group One placed in the 1400m All Aged Stakes.

FIORENTE is also the only son at stud in Australia of the phenomenal MONSUN who has 79% winners to runners, 22 Group One winners and 1 in 7 foals which are stakes winners!

PIEMONTE is the second foal out of the Canny Lad mare Ellas, and was bred by Catalina Pastoral.
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Wylie Dalziel

1 week ago

Sun Stud

THUNDERING WIN FOR SUN COLT
Sun Bloodstock owned three-year-old THUNDER PACE has fought off all the challengers to land the 1400m Handicap at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The I AM INVINCIBLE colt, having just his second career outing here, was the recipient of a victorious all-the-way ride by Group 1 winning jockey, Tim Clark.

Trained out of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott yard, THUNDER PACE (pictured) was a $140,000 yearling purchase from the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale.

The fifth foal out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Moonlight Music, THUNDER PACE is a half-brother to the stakes winning juvenile, Moonlight Hussler.

Sun Bloodstock has enjoyed recent success with exciting FIGHTING SUN three-year-old CHESS STAR (second favourite for the 2019 Magic Millions Guineas), Melbourne Cup day winner LEGEND OF CONDOR (by Not A Single Doubt), and three-year-old BEL ESPRIT filly DREAMWAKER.
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THUNDERING WIN FOR SUN COLT
Sun Bloodstock owned three-year-old THUNDER PACE has fought off all the challengers to land the 1400m Handicap at Warwick Farm on Wednesday.

The I AM INVINCIBLE colt, having just his second career outing here, was the recipient of a victorious all-the-way ride by Group 1 winning jockey, Tim Clark.

Trained out of the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott yard, THUNDER PACE (pictured) was a $140,000 yearling purchase from the 2017 Inglis Easter Sale. 

The fifth foal out of the Redoute’s Choice mare Moonlight Music, THUNDER PACE is a half-brother to the stakes winning juvenile, Moonlight Hussler. 

Sun Bloodstock has enjoyed recent success with exciting FIGHTING SUN three-year-old CHESS STAR (second favourite for the 2019 Magic Millions Guineas), Melbourne Cup day winner LEGEND OF CONDOR (by Not A Single Doubt), and three-year-old BEL ESPRIT filly DREAMWAKER.
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