Kooringal Stud is proud to offer breeders five very different stallions for the 2023 season with a mix of colonial and international bloodlines at very reasonable fees.
This season we are delighted to be able to secure MERCHANT NAVY and FINANCE TYCOON.
MERCHANT NAVY was an extremely talented racehorse, winning 7 of his 10 starts. The smart son of Fastnet Rock was unbeaten at 2, before winning the Gr. 1 Coolmore stud stakes in the Spring of his 3yo year. MERCHANT NAVY ended his career under the tutelage of Aiden O’Brien which saw him victorious in his 2 starts for O’Brien in the Gr. 2 Greenland S. at the Curragh before taking out the Gr.1 Diamond Jubilee at Royal Ascot. Other career highlights included wins in the VRC Anzac Day S. L and the Gr. 2 HDF McNeil S. as well as placings in the Rubiton S. Gr.2 (Beaten 0.4L) and the Newmarket Hcp. Gr. 1 (beaten 0.3L).
Not only that MERCHANT NAVY is already a proven Gr. 1 producing sire with his first crop filly Royal Merchant beating a seasoned sprinting field in the Gr.1 Goodwood.
FINANCE TYCOON is another exciting proposition that we are thrilled to offer breeders. A very precocious 2yo with fantastic, sustained speed. This saw FINANCE TYCOON win the Gr. 3 Maribyrnong Plate as a pre-Christmas 2yo. Other career highlights saw him win the $950,000 VOBIS Showdown by 4.5L in the slick time of 1:08.91 over the 1200m. Wins in the Gold Nugget and the Gr. 3 Zeditave Stakes also added to a strong career for this sharp son of Written Tycoon
Multiple Gr. 1 winner and smart juvenile PRIZED ICON is shaping up for his 4th season at Kooringal and we are delighted with what types he is leaving. Although not many starters as 2yo’s in his first crop trainers are still giving us a lot of good reports and we’re sure it’s only a matter of time before we see them impressing on the track.
THE BROTHERS WAR, a lovely individual who possessed a great turn of foot and proved his soundness and good temperament by racing in four different countries. THE BROTHERS WAR is the sire of the exciting stakes-winning sprinter Ancestry and the metropolitan winners Caps Boy - Telecom Fighters (HK), Bluff 'n' Bluster, Run The Table etc.. One of his biggest crops are now coming of age and from limited opportunity we are starting to see some very smart progeny, with the average earning per starter now in excess of $70,000.
Exciting stakes winning 2yo and 3yo SANDBAR is standing alongside the others. By sire sensation Snitzel and a 3/4 brother to champion 2yo and Golden Slipper winner Farnan. His oldest progeny are now weanlings with some fabulous types.
All five stallions vary in conformation and pedigree, giving breeders a great choice in selecting a suitable match for their mare.
Please contact Angus Lamont on 0429 842 875 for further details.