GRENVILLE Stud at Whitemore will hold an open day in coming weeks to showcase the latest acquisition to its stallion roster in Lionhearted that has one of the best pedigrees of any stallion in Australia.
Lionhearted (Fastnet Rock-Scandinavia) was trained by David Hayes and Tom Dabernig and sent to Sydney with the Golden Slipper his main mission.
The rising four-year-old son of Fastnet Rock placed second in the Group 2 Skyline Stakes and a luckless fourth in the Group 2 Pago Pago Stakes which are main lead-up races to the Slipper.
Fastnet Rock is a proven sire of sires and widely recognised as one of the most commercial stallions in Australia.
“Lionhearted is an outstanding stallion prospect given his breeding and his performance as a juvenile on the racetrack,” McCulloch said.
“He is by successful sire Fastnet Rock that is a proven sire of sires and widely recognised as one of the most commercial stallions in Australia.
“Lionhearted has one of the best pedigrees in the Australian stud book as he’s a three-quarter brother to Magnus that was regarded as an outstanding sprinter who stands successfully at stud in Victoria.
“If we needed any justification for declaring Lionhearted’s pedigree first class it is that he is a half-brother to one of the best sprinters ever produced in Australia in Black Caviar and her dam also produced All Too Hard.
“The whole family wreaks speed and two-year-old success and with such an emphasis on quick returns these days Lionhearted is a great acquisition to Tasmania’s breeding industry.”
Lionhearted will stand at a fee of $4950 (including GST) with payment due upon the birth of a live foal.
Lionhearted will stand alongside Mawingo that has his first crop being prepared to go to the 2018 Tasmanian Magic Millions Yearling Sale in February.
Mawingo has left exceptional weanlings and we will also parade some of Mawingo’s weanlings as you are sure to be impressed by the progeny he is leaving.
A free service fee to either Lionhearted or Mawingo (at the discretion of the winner) will be given away at the open day along with a number of other prizes.
Grenville Stud is located at 289 Station Lane, Whitemore and the open day is scheduled to start at noon.
Lunch and refreshments will be provided following the completion of the parade but an RSVP is essential by July 7 by contacting Grenville Stud.