Son of Magic Albert, Ilovethiscity at Larneuk Stud

This Group 1 winner is an imposing chestnut from a sireline that is stacked full of 2yo speed. His sire Magic Albert was a four time winner at 2 while his grandsire Zeditave won 10 of his 11 2yo starts including the Group 1 Blue Diamond Stakes – his only defeat being the Golden Slipper. Zeditave is a son of champion sprinter The Judge who is by the multiple champion sire Showdown.

Described by respected trainer Graeme Begg as “up there with the best horses I’ve trained,” he was a brilliant winner of the prestigious Group One Randwick Guineas.

Also winner of the Group Two Hobartville Stakes and the Group Three Spring Stakes, Ilovethiscity impressed every jockey who rode him.

“He is a star, no doubt about it – his acceleration was incredible.” – Glen Boss

“A top class colt, I haven’t had one quicken like him.” – Brenton Avdulla

Larneuk Stud is proud to welcome the classy, tough and durable Showdown line back to Victoria. 

An imposing chestnut, he is built very much in the mould of his sire Magic Albert (19 stakes winners; 66.2% winners-to-runners) and grandsire Zeditave (36 stakes winners; 70.8% winners-to runners) – two of Australia’s most reliable sources of winners.

Hails from one of Australasia’s finest families, one which has produced the high class stallions Grosvenor (53 stakes winners, 70.1% winners-to runners) and Lonhro (51 stakes winners, 71.8% winners-to runners).

Ilovethiscity’s impressive first yearlings sold for up to ten times his service fee and he is stamping his progeny with his own style, class and strength.

Race Record

2 4 0 2 0
3 9 4 0 1
4 4 0 2 0
TOTAL 17 4 4 1

Stakes won: $903,050

1st ATC Royal Randwick Guineas, Gr.1 (1600m)
ATC Hobartville S., Gr.2 (1400m)
Newcastle JC Spring S., Gr.3 (1600m)
AJC Zetland Maiden H. (1150m)
2nd ATC George Main S., Gr.1 (1500m)
ATC Warwick S., Gr.2 (1400m)
3rd STC Golden Rose S., Gr.1 (1400m)
4th ATC Royal Sovereign S., Gr.2 (1200m)
AJC Skyline S., Gr.3 (1200m)


ILOVETHISCITY, Ch. c. 2007, Magic Albert — Kensington Rose (NZ), by Kenfair (NZ).

Entered Stud in 2012. Sire of 5 runners, 1 winner (20.0%). Sire of the winners of over $AUS27,000 inc:
Moonlover (AUS), 2013, f (Danehill, Sadler’s Wells).
1 win, $17,370.
Won Winning Edge Presentations 2Yo Fillies Maiden Plate (1000 m.), Moe

Son of City (AUS), 2013, g (Danehill Dancer, Military Plume).
Placed, $3,315,
3rd C.E Bartlett Sv 2Yo Maiden Plate, Ballarat

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