2 New Stallions to Larneuk Stud
Picturesque Larneuk Stud in the heart of Victoria’s most fertile thoroughbred country is home to exciting stallions – Cluster, Ilovethiscity & O’Lonhro and in 2017 they are proud to introduce two additions to their stallion roster this season. Wolf Cry who is a Magic Millions winner and G2, Listed son of Street Cry and Holy Roman Emperor’s Stakes winning son Honorius who has an impeccable pedigree.
With progeny of O’lonhro and Ilovethiscity achieving great results on the racetrack we have now witnessed the arrival of Cluster’s first crop of foals who are receiving rave reports from all that bred to him.
Whatever bloodlines your mare boasts, you are bound to find a suitable mate amongst the Larneuk stallion roster.
Wolf Cry is a son of the great Street Cry – whose name has been in the headlines with the amazing deeds of his superstar daughter Winx. He is a magnificent type being purchased by James Bester at the 2014 Magic Millions where he was secured for $320,000 (the fifth highest priced Street Cry colt that year). Showing early toe, Wolf Cry contested the first two-year-old stakes race for the season, the Listed Breeders Plate at Randwick in early October. He finished a pleasing third behind the subsequent Golden Slipper winner Vancouver. On proving himself a serious horse he was turned out.
Next seen in mid-February, Wolf Cry was straight back into strong company in the Listed Lonhro Stakes at Randwick. He sat wide but was a game third, less than a length from the winner and on the strength of that run he was sent out second favourite in the Gr.2 Skyline Stakes where he unfortunately found trouble. But like all good horses fought hard and was still gallant finishing third to future Gr.1 winner Exosphere.
After contesting the Gr. 3 TL Baillieu Handicap Wolf Cry had a well-earned extended break.
Spelling well, he returned as a short priced favourite in Australia’s richest maiden – the 1200m contest at the Gold Coast on Magic Millions Day which he won by three lengths … recording a faster time than that of Capitalist winning the Magic Millions 2Y0 Classic later that day.
Wolf Cry’s pedigree is one of great appeal. His sire Street Cry has been an international sensation represented by 110 stakes winners, 20 of whom are Group One winners including Winx, Zenyatta, Whobegotyou and Pride Of Dubai.
Already his sons are proving their worth at stud, Per Incanto, Shocking, Street Boss and Street Sense all siring Group One winners.
Honorius to Stand at Larneuk Stud in Australia The proven Australian race horse Honorius will stand at for Knightsbridge in Australia 2017 and in the Northern Hemisphere in 2018. Larneuk Stud was established in 1980. The 200 acre property has a 120 mega litre dam for irrigation and a permanent creek. Larneuk Stud is situated 15km south-west of Euroa in the heart of Victoria’s Thoroughbred country.
Larneuk Stud has all the facilities required to cater for broodmares and the healthy development of the growing Thoroughbred. Larneuk Stud has a proven record of producing winners and it is where the passion for racing begins. Bred to be a Champion Honorius is a 7 year stallion with an impeccable pedigree and strong racing credentials that will prove to be popular in Australia, Hong Kong, Japan, Europe, UK and Singapore, a strong turf stallion that performed at the highest grade Honorius is set to be a future star. He is by proven sire in both hemispheres, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, a Coolmore owned sire of ten individual Group 1 winners in seven different countries.
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR is the sire of 61 stakes winners worldwide including Hong Kong legend BEAUTY ONLY, Caulfield Cup and Dual Derby winner MONGOLIAN KHAN, Hong Kong superstar DESIGNS ON ROME, international sprinter RICH TAPESTRY, Thousand Guineas winners HOMECOMING QUEEN (UK) and ROLLOUT THECARPET (NZ). Honorius is out of Irish mare, Zarinia, also dam of South African Champion and Horse Of The Year, IGUGU, winner of four Group 1 events and ten races in all. RACE RECORD Like his sire, Honorius was a dual winning 2 year old. Later in his 2 year old season, he demolished his rivals by almost 3 lengths when taking out the Listed Juvenile Stayers Stakes at Rosehill over 1800m.