Cup Winners Leading Staying Revival

Melbourne Cup winners, once shunned as commercial breeding prospects, are now becoming shining lights for the future of the staying breed in Australia.

The emergence of Fiorente, the 2013 Melbourne Cup winner, as a sire of classic talent adds to the breeding resurgence being enjoyed by horses who have won Australia’s greatest race over the last decade.

Also at stud and receiving popular support from broodmare owners are the 2009 winner Shocking, 2010 winner Americain and 2014 winner Protectionist.

Shocking, by Winx’s late sire Street Cry, has been a success standing at Rich Hil Stud in New Zealand while Americain, the US-bred son of Dynaformer, is proving a commercial success for Victoria’s Swettenham Stud.

Protectionist, like Fiorente a son of the influential German sire Monsun, stands at Gestut Rottgen in the country of his birth.

Fiorente
Fiorente Picture: Racing and Sports

Monsun is also the sire of the 2016 Melbourne Cup winner Almandin and his sons may well become a major source of local staying talent as another of his sons Vadamos is standing with Shocking at Rich Hill Stud in New Zealand.

For now the focus is on Fiorente after his first crop three-year-old son Stars Of Carrum became his first stakes winner when he burst into Victoria Derby considerations with his maiden win in the G2 Drummond Golf Vase at Moonee Valley last Saturday for trainer Robbie Laing.

Stars Of Carrum is set to back up in the $2 million Derby at Flemington on Saturday in a bid to give Laing his second win in the classic after his success with Polanski in 2013.

Stars Of Carrum was placed in the Listed Hill Smith Stakes in Adelaide at his previous start on October 13 and will join another first crop son of Fiorente, the recent winner Alessandro trained by Robbie Griffiths, in the Derby field.

Stars Of Carrum, a $75,000 Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale purchase by Laing, is the second winner from two to race out of the Anabaa mare Signoret, a seven-time winner who won from 1050m to 1900m.

Stars Of Carrum
Stars Of Carrum Picture: Michael Dodge/Getty Images

Stars Of Carrum’s second dam Jameela is a G2 winner by another Melbourne Cup winner Jeune and is a sister to Hobart Cup winner Jeune’s Mark. His third dam is also by yet another Melbourne Cup winner At Talaq.

The versatile Fiorente is standing at Sun Stud in Victoria where there is a strong belief that Monsun’s bloodlines can reinvigorate the staying breed in Australia.

"The idea of Monsun blood coming to Australia I think is the catalyst for the resurrection for breeding staying horses,” Sun Stud’s Mark Lindsay told TDN.

"Anybody who says we can’t breed a stayer in Australia is wrong, it is just that we haven’t had the right approach.

“Australia has had this whole perception that Melbourne Cup winners don’t work at stud but there is hope that the industry can focus on diversifying, not just on two-year-old speed."

Fiorente was a wfa winner at 1600m in the G2 Dato Tan Chin Nam Stakes and 2000m in the G1 Australian Cup and he also finished second in the WS Cox Plate at 2040m.

He had just one 2YO winner last season from only 13 starters but is making his mark now his progeny are coming to the fore as expected as three-year-olds with three winners in the last two weeks.
Racing and Sports


Moonee Valley

Saturday, 27th October 2018

10
17:50
(local)

Drummond Golf Vase (G2)

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
AUD $208,000
2040m TURF GOOD
10
17:50
(local)
AUD $208,000
2040m GOOD

Laurels Function Centre Mdn

Age: 3yo Type: OPEN
FP Silk Horse, Age & Sex
Sire & Dam
Jockey
Trainer
SP
WT
1st 10. STARS OF CARRUM (AUS) 3yo C
FIORENTE (IRE) - SIGNORET (AUS)
BEN MELHAM
ROBBIE LAING
$51.00
57.0kg
P R Cox, Ms H M Cox, Mrs O Cox, Ms L M Farrelly, G I Hankinson, Mrs J M Hankinson, M J Millman, L J Seeley, Miss S M Pike, S D Czarnecki, P G Leonard, N D Felmingham, Mrs J L Felmingham, P R McGuigan, D J Mason, A F Milburn, Mrs S H Milburn, R K Stubbs, Ms A F Williams & Double Rl (Mgr: Mrs R Laing)

Sales Information

2nd 5. SAVOIE (AUS) 3yo C
ILOVETHISCITY (AUS) - LARISSAR (AUS)
DEAN YENDALL
DARREN WEIR
$4.00
57.0kg
J Efthim, T G Wilkinson, P Brown, Mrs B M Cooke, G H Livermore, Ms N J McDonald, Mrs J Efthim, G Georgios, P Efthim, Ms S M Efthim, R Irlicht, A M Livermore & Mrs S M Livermore
3rd 1. ARAMAYO (AUS) 3yo C
POET'S VOICE (GB) - PERUVIAN (GB)
TYE ANGLAND
JAMES CUMMINGS
$2.88
57.0kg
Godolphin
4th 12. SAVVY OAK (NZ) 3yo G
SAVABEEL (AUS) - FAIRY OAK (NZ)
HUGH BOWMAN
TRENT BUSUTTIN & NATALIE YOUNG
$21.00
57.0kg

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5th 3. MICKEY BLUE EYES (AUS) 3yo C
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - CAROLINA BELLA (AUS)
REGAN BAYLISS
D & B HAYES & T DABERNIG
$13.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

6th 4. DEALMAKER (AUS) 3yo C
DUNDEEL (NZ) - SPORT CHIC (AUS)
KERRIN MCEVOY
CHRIS WALLER
$11.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

7th 7. REAL SUCCESS (AUS) 3yo G
RESET (AUS) - LA NIKITA (AUS)
MARK ZAHRA
MATT LAURIE
$7.00
57.0kg
8th 8. APPROACH DISCREET (AUS) 3yo C
DAWN APPROACH (IRE) - VERY DISCREET (AUS)
CRAIG WILLIAMS
DARREN WEIR
$26.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

9th 2. OUTRAGEOUS (AUS) 3yo C
ALL TOO HARD (AUS) - FIT AND READY (AUS)
DWAYNE DUNN
MICHAEL & WAYNE & JOHN HAWKES
$41.00
57.0kg

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10th 9. THUNDERDOME (AUS) 3yo G
HINCHINBROOK (AUS) - DANZANTA (USA)
STEPHEN BASTER
Leon & Troy Corstens
$31.00
57.0kg

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11th 11. BOTTI (NZ) 3yo G
JAKKALBERRY (IRE) - LIONESS (NZ)
DAMIAN LANE
MURRAY BAKER & ANDREW FORSMAN
$26.00
57.0kg

Sales Information

12th 16. POWER OF ATTORNEY (AUS) 3yo C
NOT A SINGLE DOUBT (AUS) - ROCK HIT (AUS)
DAMIEN OLIVER
TONY VASIL
$81.00
57.0kg

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13th 6. CLOAK (AUS) 3yo C
MEDAGLIA D'ORO (USA) - SCREEN (AUS)
GLYN SCHOFIELD
JAMES CUMMINGS
$41.00
57.0kg
Chris Scholtz

Managing Director Tronta Media P/L; Contributing Editor Racing & Sports Chris is an award winning racing media professional working in the print, radio and online mediums since 1971 and managing director of his own racing industry media company since 1988. He has covered all of Australia’s major racing carnivals, numerous international events and is widely recognised as a leading form assessor and race analyst. Chris brings his passion for racing to racingandsports.com.au as its contributing editor since its launch in 2000.

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