Larneuk Stud Show Strong Support for New Sires
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.
Farm owner Neville Murdoch toured Asia recently to secure support from new owners for the stallions and the trip was very successful.
Over the last month or so the Asian based owners of Honorius have sent 11 new mares to the farm (including Mares by Champion Sires Galileo and Dubawi) and they are still buying mares to support the Larneuk line up.
“we are hoping to have 20 mares at Larneuk Stud this breeding season and up to 40 next year” Knightsbridge CEO Issaree Suwunnavid said “all the breeding we do in Australia will be based at Larneuk Stud, some of our mares will go to other Larneuk Stallions” she added.
Larnuek’s 2 New Stallions
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.
Wolf Cry’s dam is the talented race mare Starfish. Runner up in the Listed Maribyrnong Trial Stakes at her two-year-old debut, the Gr.3 placed metropolitan winner has been doing the job at stud with all three of her runners to date being winners.
The two times stakes placed dual city winner Glenbawn Dame is another of her’s and the best may still be to come with her $500,000 Medaglia d’Oro colt Equus D’Oro a member of the Snowden stable.
Starfish is a daughter of the Group One sprinting mare Stella Cadente, dam of three black type performers including the juvenile stakes winner Brilliant Bisc.
This is one of Australia’s favourite families, one that has also produced the Golden Slipper heroine Bint Marscay, the Epsom Handicap/Caulfield Stakes winner Filante, the Coolmore Classic winner Bollinger, the VRC Derby winner Benicio and the Australian Guineas winner Kenny’s Best Pal.
He is by proven sire in both hemispheres, HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR, sire of ten individual Group 1 winners in seven different countries.
HOLY ROMAN EMPEROR is the sire of 61 stakes winners worldwide including 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.
Cluster is Coming
Cluster in his 3rd season now has produced some very impressive types, he is another young Larneuk Sire that has a big future.
Brilliant Group 2 winning and dual group placed son of champion sire Fastnet Rock. From a female line littered with 2yo stakes performers this stunning individual is blessed with great scope and strength and exudes presence.
Fastnet Rock’s sons are proving extremely popular at stud and Cluster is the best value of his Group winning sons at stud in Victoria.
A stunning individual with great scope, strength and presence, Cluster raced in stakes races at eight of his 12 starts, proving himself to be an outstanding galloper with a barnstorming victory in the Group Two Theo Marks Stakes.
Highly regarded by trainer Peter Snowden who noted that “he has a massive amount of acceleration.”
Jockey Tim Clark also impressed – “he has an awesome turn of foot – he is a real horse, he is Group One quality.”
Won his maiden by a stunning 9 1/4 lengths!
Runner up in the Group Three San Domenico Stakes at only his second start and was also third in the Group Two Bill Stutt Stakes.
Son of the tough and talented Tarcoola Diamond, a Listed winner also two times Group placed – granddaughter of the Group One winning juvenile I Like Diamonds (AJC Champagne Stakes).
A speed pedigree with the great influences Danehill, Last Tycoon and Bletchingly.