GRENVILLE STUD at Whitemore has added another top class stallion to its roster for the upcoming breeding season.
Lionhearted (Fastnet Rock – Scandinavia) is impeccably bred being a ¾ brother to leading Victorian sire Magnus, and being a half brother to Helsinge, the dam of the champion mare Black Caviar and All Too Hard.
Lionhearted descends from arguably the best pedigree in the Australian Stud Book.
Lionhearted was trained by David Hayes & Tom Dabernig and sent to Sydney for his 2YO campaign where he was aimed at the Golden Slipper as part of this campaign.
He ran second in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes and fourth in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes, both key lead-up races to the Golden Slipper.
“We had a huge opinion of Lionhearted and thought he could win us the Golden Slipper, his runs in the Skyline Stakes and Pago Pago Stakes against the best two year olds in the country were great and showcased his exceptional speed” said trainer David Hayes.
Lionhearted is by Champion Australian Sire, Fastnet Rock who is quickly establishing himself as the leading sire of sires in Australia with the likes of Hinchinbrook, Foxwedge (leading second season sire in Australia), Smart Missile and Your Song (leading first season sire by winners) having great success and proving to be outstanding sires.
“Lionhearted’s pedigree is unmatched and combined with his two-year-old speed makes him a serious stallion prospect,” McCulloch said.
“Lionhearted is an exceptional type who has a real presence and provides an outstanding opportunity for breeders to utilise a stallion with a real stallion’s pedigree.”
Lionhearted will stand for a fee of $4,950.00 inclusive of GST, payable on a live foal, which provides excellent value for breeders.
Lionhearted will stand alongside Mawingo at $4,400.00 also payable on a live foal.
Grenville will soon announce details of an open day to showcase the stallions in the coming weeks.
For further details head to the Grenville Stud’s Facebook page or website www.grenville.com.au. Graeme McCulloch can be contacted on 0417 018 895 or Bart McCulloch on 0403 608 873.
Take a look at Lionhearted’s brilliant pedigree. Lionhearted Pedigree (1)