Mongolian Khan to stand at Windsor Park Stud in 2016
Mongolian Khan, the first horse in history to win ATC Australian Derby, New Zealand Derby and Caulfield Cup has been secured by Windsor Park Stud and will stand at the Cambridge nursery this spring.
New Zealand’s Horse Of The Year and Champion 3YO, Mongolian Khan was a multiple Group One winner of eight races from 1400m to 2400m, winning in excess of $4 million in prizemoney and becoming the first horse since Bonecrusher, twenty nine years earlier, to win both the ATC Australian Derby and New Zealand Derby.
This season, as a 4YO, Mongolian Khan was successful in the time-honoured Gr.1 Caulfield Cup at Melbourne’s Spring Carnival.
Following his Caulfield Cup victory he was accorded a high Timeform Rating of 126 with only the freakish racemare Winx achieving a higher rating in the 2016 4YO category.
Mongolian Khan has gained immense exposure due to being a high profile trailblazer for the initial investment into the New Zealand Racing Industry by the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group.
“Windsor Park are delighted to have purchased 50% of the champion racehorse Mongolian Khan from the Inner Mongolia Rider Horse Group who will retain the other half,” said Windsor Park owner Rodney Schick.
“Their President Mr Lin Lang is a passionate supporter of the New Zealand Racing Industry and will be backing Mongolian Khan at stud with a number of high quality broodmares which he is currently in the process of securing.”
“We have enjoyed great success standing Derby winners like High Chaparral and Montjeu at Windsor Park and with his race performance and pedigree we think Mongolian Khan ticks all the right boxes” concluded Schick.
With six wins in Group or Listed company, including Group One races in Australia as both a 3YO and 4YO, Mongolian Khan is understandably held in very high regard by his champion trainer Murray Baker.
“With his speed and ability to run fast sectionals Mongolian Khan ranks with the best racehorses I have trained, as his outstanding record would suggest”, commented Baker.
“He’s got the looks and was a very sound racehorse who was blessed with a great action and a beautiful temperament”.
Mongolian Khan is a son of Danehill’s highest ever rated 2YO Holy Roman Emperor, a Champion 2YO himself and internationally successful Group One producing sire.
Holy Roman Emperor’s 54 stakes winners include Hong Kong Horse Of The Year, Designs On Rome and his progeny have also enjoyed Group One success in Australia, New Zealand, Hong Kong, England, France and the United States.
Mongolian Khan is out of the top-class producer Centafit, the dam of two Group One winners (Mongolian Khan and Young Centaur) and a sister to Group One Hong Kong Derby winner Super Fit.
Centafit is a daughter of twice Champion Sire Of 2YO’s and six-times Champion broodmare Sire Centaine, a Dewar Award winning sire who is broodmare sire of 114 stakes winners including 25 at Gr.1 level.
Mongolian Khan follows in the footsteps of previous champion sires Star Way, Kaapstad, Volksraad, Montjeu, Thorn Park and High Chaparral to have been selected to stand at Windsor Park Stud.
The triple Group One winner will stand his initial stud season for a service fee of $10,000+GST which includes a Live Foal Guarantee.