O’Lonhro has proven himself to be exceptional value in Victoria. Last week he produced a City double and has managed to creep up to 13th on the National Sires Tables.
With 59% winners to runners and over $5.3m in the bank from 75 winners ($70,000 av) O’Lonhro’s numbers continue to outperform many Stallions on offer at much higher prices.
O’Lonhro, like all good sires, has produced city class sprinters and stayers covering the full gambit of Australian racing, the other notable attribute the progeny have is they are built to last with many of his older horses still extremely competitive as 6yos and beyond.
With Jockey John Allen aboard in the saddle, LADY SOLLY won at Sandown Hillside for trainer Thomas Carberry. The mare is by @StudLarneuk sire O’LONHRO and Victorian bred by Mr. C Rentessis. Congratulations to all involved! pic.twitter.com/1Zg7T9ufZv— TBV (@vicbreeders) August 15, 2019
There’s a very good reason why Lonhro has over a dozen sons standing at stud. They work!
O’Lonhro is working too and little wonder. A cracking individual who is renowned for throwing them to type, O’Lonhro was unbeaten in his two starts as a 3YO before capping his career at four with a victory in the time honoured Group Two Chelmsford Stakes (emulating his sire and beating home Group One Doncaster Handicap winner, Triple Honour), along with a second in the Group Two Warwick Stakes.
It’s a pretty good family as well … mum, Mamzelle Pedrille, was a Group Two winner in Sydney and is up close and personal with both Group One winner Diamond Drille and, wait for it, I Am Invincible (32 stakes winners). In this industry, it’s not always about what you know, but who your stallion is related to!
Most importantly, O’Lonhro has gotten off to a good start at stud with his first few crops producing Mamzelle Tess, the winner of six and Group placed in May, stakes placed O’Lonera – also a 6-time winner with over half a million in the bank – O’Lonh Star (6 wins), Big Reel (6 wins), O’ So Hazy (5 wins). All up … nearly 70 winners of circa $4 million. That’s pedigree and performance AND excellent value with his fee just $5,500 inc. GST at Larneuk.