Expectations are always high when an exciting young sire covers his first book of mares, and in the case of Gr.1 All Aged Stakes winner Pierata, as expected, he’s been inundated with a top quality book of mares highlighted by Phoenix Thoroughbreds’ dual Gr.1 winner Loving Gaby, crowned the Australian Champion 3YO Filly of the 2019/2020 racing season.
A winner of the Manikato Stakes and William Reid Stakes, both at Gr.1 level, Loving Gaby’s record is the envy of any broodmare owner with 11 top four finishes from just 13 starts and over $2.2m in earnings, the daughter of I Am Invincible is arguably one of the best credentialed mares to go to stud this season.
Other key mares to visit the son of Pierro in his debut season include a host of stakes winners, stakes producers and a great selection of blue-blooded mares.
Domesday’s dual Gr.2-winning, multiple Gr.1 placed daughter Oregon’s Day, a half-sister to the Gr.2 winner Talent Show from the family of Gr.1 winner Hawkspur is joined by Saluting To Win, a half-sister to this exciting sprinter Dirty Work, a winner of this season’s Gr.2 Schillaci Stakes before a narrow third in the Gr.1 Manikato Stakes behind Duporth’s son Hey Doc.
While another exciting highlight covering this season is Smokin’ Hussay, a full-sister Gr.1 JJ Atkins winner Rothfire, the recently crowned Queensland 2YO of the Year for the 2019/2020 racing season.
O’Rachael, a Gr.1 placed daughter of Northern Meteor from the family of Gr.1 winner Manuel, a long with Shamardal mare Sweet Fire, a half-sister to South Horse of the Year and multiple Gr.1 winner Igugu have both received positive tests.
Girandola, the Medaglia d’Oro half-sister to Gr.1 ATC Sires’ Produce Stakes and Aquis sire Invader, as well as Kaitlin Cove, who is a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Sookie, in turn the dam of Pierro’s dual Gr.1 winner and Hong Kong export Shadow Hero, are just two further high quality mares having already had a positive cover to Pierata.
Another quality mare who is yet to be covered, but is heading to Pierata is the Not A Single Doubt mare Fidelia, a well-bred five time winner who was black type placed on six occasions. The mare was purchased privately by Phoenix Thoroughbreds with the purpose of visiting Pierata in her first season at stud.
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