The perfect start! Producing a city winner with his first runner – Freeman – Lean Mean Machine finished his first season as he started with Material Dream ending her first campaign unbeaten, while Title Fighter – a winner at Moonee Valley on debut in July – and The Longest Yard also completing 2022/23 with a clean sheet.
The ONLY dual Group-winning son of the Champion First and Second Season Sire Zoustar at stud and the best son of Zoustar to stand in Queensland, Lean Mean Machine has been supported by many of Australia’s leading breeders since retiring to stud, including Emmanuel Bloodstock, Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Glastonbury Farms, Goldin Farms, Kambula Stud, Makybe Racing & Breeding, Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Ponderosa Park, Raffles Racing, Seymour Bloodstock, Swettenham Stud, Yarradale Stud and Yulong Investment.
Successful on his debut over 1000m, his trainer’s lofty opinion of Lean Mean Machine saw the colt only ever contest black type races from the point on.
Third in both the Gr.3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) and the Gr.3 GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at his next two starts, the impressive son of Zoustar then claimed the Gr.2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), ending his juvenile season out of the top three just once in five starts.
Resuming in the Gr.2 ATC Run To The Rose (1200m) at three, a race won in the past by Pierro, Smart Missile, Exosphere, Astern and Menari, the imposing colt finished third two starts later in the Gr.1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight behind Sunlight to give his sire a history-making one-two-three victory.
From a Danehill-free pedigree, Lean Mean Machine’s first three dams are all juvenile winners, highlighted by his dam She’s Meaner, a winner of the Listed Tommy Smith Slipper (1200m), Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Slipper and a narrow runner up in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
Lean Mean Machine is a product of Queensland. Having been bred by Glenlogan Park, he was sold as a yearling at Magic Millions, he won a Group 2 as a 2YO in Queensland.
His yearlings exploded in the sales ring in 2022, selling for $380,000, $300,000, $240,000 (twice) & $230,000. A huge return on investment for breeders! He was the leading first season sire at Inglis Classic Yearling Sale and Inglis Premier Yearling Sale (with three or more sold).
Not surprisingly, Lean Mean Machine’s first two crops are now in the hands of leading stables including Anthony & Sam Freedman, Chris Munce, Clinton McDonald, Lindsay Smith, Griffiths de Kock, Kelly Schweida, Dan Morton and Adam Durrant.