Lionhearted to stand at Grenville
Grenville Stud is very excited to announce that they will be standing LIONHEARTED (Fastnet Rock – Scandinavia) at stud this upcoming breeding season.
LIONHEARTED is impeccably bred being a ¾ brother to leading Victorian sire Magnus, and being a half brother to Helsinge, the dam of the champion mare Black Caviar and All Too Hard. Lionhearted descends from arguably the best pedigree in the Australian Stud Book.
LIONHEARTED was trained by David Hayes & Tom Dabernig and sent to Sydney for his 2YO campaign where he was aimed at the Golden Slipper as part of this campaign. He ran 2nd in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes and 4th in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes, both key lead up races to the Golden Slipper.
“We had a huge opinion of LIONHEARTED and thought he could win us the Golden Slipper, his runs in the Skyline Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes against the best 2YO’s in the country were great and showcased his exceptional speed” trainer David Hayes said.
LIONHEARTED is by Champion Australian Sire, Fastnet Rock who is quickly establishing himself as the leading sire of sires in Australia with the likes of Hinchinbrook, Foxwedge (Leading 2nd Season Sire in Australia), Smart Missile and Your Song (Leading 1st Season Sire by Winners) having great success and proving to be outstanding sires.
Graeme McCulloch stated “LIONHEARTED’s pedigree is unmatched and combined with his 2YO speed makes him a serious stallion prospect.”
LIONHEARTED is an exceptional type who has a real presence and provides an outstanding opportunity for breeders to utilise a stallion with a real stallions pedigree.
LIONHEARTED will be standing for a fee of $4,950.00 inc GST (Payable on the birth of a live foal) – providing excellent value for breeders.
Grenville will be announcing the date of an open day to showcase the stallion in the coming weeks.
Lucky Year takes Group 3 Hong Kong Vase
Lucky Year winning Group 3 Hong Kong Vase
Grenville Stud provided another stakes winner with Lucky Year winning the Group 3 Hong Kong Vase. Lucky Year is by Holy Roman Emperor out of the Naturalism mare Natural Lil and has now won 8 from 22 starts and in excess of HK $9 million in prize money.
Grenville have offered a half brother and half sister to Lucky Year at the 2016 and 2017 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale and will have a filly by Americain to offer through the yearling sales in 2018.
Grenville continue to produce top class performers both locally, nationally and internationally and is a proven source of winners.
Grenville Stud has built a reputation of standing successful sires and breeding quality racehorses. Recent graduates of Grenville include Mongolian Khan, Kenjorwood, Magnus Lad, Valiant Warrior and Frolicked just to name a few. Grenville is situated in Northern Tasmania and covers 265 acres of lush alluvial pastures enabling the best start to life for our young foals. Grenville takes exceptional care of our horses and with experienced capable staff we are able to offer a complete service for mares and foals. Grenville offers agistment at competitive rates, 24 hour foaling facilities and with a vet on call we are able to suit any mares needs. Not only does Grenville have first class facilities for your mare and foal but we also have 2 young exceptionally well credentialed stallions to meet your mares needs. We would love to parade our stallions for you and show you around our property because we are sure that if you have a first hand look at what we have to offer there will be only one choice for the forthcoming breeding season.