Honorius to Stand at Stud for Knightsbridge
The proven Australian race horse Honorius will stand at for Knightsbridge in Australia and in the Northern Hemisphere in 2018.
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.
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.
A versatile and genuine racehorse winning from 1400m – 2000m, Honorius proved himself to be a sound and durable racehorse, racing successfully from the age of two through to seven years. His achievements include:
• Winning the Group 3 Craven Plate at Randwick over 2000m
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Gloaming Stakes to IT’S A DUNDEEL (DUNDEEL) over 1800m
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Norman Robinson to HVASSTAN over 2000m.
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Frank Packer Plate over 2000m.
• 2nd in the Gr.3 Kingston Town over 2000m.
• 3rd in the Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes to IT’S A DUNDEEL (DUNDEEL) over 2000m.
• 3rd in the Gr.1 Queensland Derby over 2400m to HAWKESPUR.
• 3rd in the Gr.3 Grand Prix to HAWKESPUR over 2200m.
• 3rd in the Listed MING DYNASTY over 1400m.
• 5th in the Gr.1 Epsom to HE’S YOUR MAN and ROYAL DESCENT over 1600m by only 1.8 lengths.
Issaree Suwunnavid said “we are so very proud to have such a champion race horse in our stable, we are looking forward to his progeny repeating his success and taking his legacy out to the world.”
“the recent success of Beauty Only in Hong Kong is very promising for us, we are sure Honorius will produce a good many Hong Kong winners.” she added.
Honorius is ready to commence his new career at stud for new owner Knightsbrisge Bloodstock.
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