Lonhro an Established Sire of Sires
The Champion three-year-old, the Champion miler, the Horse of the Year. Now a Champion sire. His son Pierro, unbeaten juvenile Triple Crown winner, was rated the best juvenile colt in Australia since 1977. Sire of 66 Stakes winners, including G1 Golden Rose hero Exosphere in 2015 and South African star The Conglomerate in 2016.
In April Lonhro’s yearlings were well received in the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, with Snowden Racing going to $425,000 to secure lot 225 from Turangga Farm, a filly who is a sister to Group-placed Kangarilla Joy, while Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott purchased Corumbene Stud’s filly catalogued as lot 183 for $280,000.
Pierro at Coolmore
A son of champion racehorse and sire Lonhro, Pierro has always carried the aura of greatness and in claiming Champion Australian First Season Sire honours he has achieved something even his illustrious sire did not.
Pierro closed out the 2016/2017 season with seven Australian winners (plus one in South Africa) of nine races with earnings of $872,635.
His tally of winners is headed by outstanding filly Tulip, who won the Group III ATC Magic Night Stakes and was third in the Group I ATC Golden Slipper Stakes and fourth in the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes.
The Hayes/Dabernig trained Tulip is quite clearly the best two year-old produced by any of the first season sires of 2016/2017 and is currently preparing for Group I goals over the spring carnival.
Pierro has several other irons in the fire for spring with a string of recent smart late season winners such as Levendi, Noviero, Octabello and Poseidon’s Pool, while his Group II placed colt Pierata is sure to make his presence felt.
Pierro’s first crop achievements have surpassed that of his sire Lonhro, who ended his first season with six Australian winners headed by one stakes-winner in Black Minx.
Completely free of Danehill blood, Pierro will cover another stellar book of mares this spring at a fee $49,500.
O’lonhro at Larneuk Stud
Australian Sire O’Lonhro a Rising Star
The son Australian Champion and successful International Sire Lonhro, O’Lonhro is making his mark with 20 winners in the last 120 days all over Australia.
This record breaking Group 2 winner has inherited his sires outstanding looks and magnificent conformation so it is no wonder his progeny are performing on the racetracks. From limited numbers O’Lonhro has an amazing winners to runners strike rate of 45.1% with 19.6% placegetters. [51 runners, 23 winners & 10 placed].
O’Lonhro is stamping his progeny with his own impressive looks and considerable presence, O’Lonhro hails from a prolific in-form black-type family.
Included amongst his close relations is I Am Invincible – 2103/14 Champion First Season Sire, sire of five stakes winners including Group One star Brazen Beau – and Group One Queen Of The Turf Stakes winner Diamond Drille.
O’lohnro has plenty of support from Larneuk Stud and will cover a strong book of mares this spring at a fee $5,500.