The leading first season sire in Australia
First crop 2yos already include…
Tulip – brilliant winner of the Gr.3 Magic Night Stakes & third in the Gr.1 Golden Slipper
“She oozes quality”
– Jockey, Craig Williams
Pierata – impressive Randwick winner and Gr.2 Sires’ Produce Stakes placed
“He goes really well. You watch him in the spring. He’ll be up there with the really nice ones.”
– Jockey, Corey Brown
Levendi – dominant 3 length winner on debut at Ballarat for Peter Gelagotis
“He’s a classy colt… He is exceptionally well bred and I can’t wait to get him back for the spring, he’s got a massive future”
– Racing Manager, Manny Gelagotis
In 2017, 35 yearlings sold for $150,000 or more, including $500,000, $475,000, $450,000, $400,000, $400,000, $400,000 etc.
The highest-rated Australian juvenile since 1977
The highest-rated 3yo sprinter in the world in 2013
June 4, 2017
Golden Slipper winner Pierro sired a brilliant debut winner at Ballarat on Sunday with an eye-catching display from Levendi (2c… View Article
May 12, 2017
Australian two-year old Triple Crown winner and Australia’s highest rated juvenile since 1997, Pierro was awarded the 2017 HTBA Champion… View Article
April 25, 2017
When astute Warwick Farm trainer Greg Hickman produced Pierro filly Pierone to win on debut back in March, he declared… View Article
April 7, 2017
The progeny of Golden Slipper winner and leading first crop sire Pierro were in keen demand at the 2017 Inglis… View Article
March 18, 2017
Brave to the finish, talented filly Tulip (2f Pierro x Musidora, by Rock of Gibraltar) ran the race of her… View Article
March 13, 2017
High-class pair Tulip (2f Pierro x Musidora, by Rock of Gibraltar) and Dawn Wall (3f Fastnet Rock x Mennetou, by… View Article
March 11, 2017
Talented filly Tulip (2f Pierro x Musidora, by Rock of Gibraltar) was the first winner for Golden Slipper hero Pierro… View Article
March 2, 2017
Golden Slipper winner Pierro posted his second winner on Thursday with a debut victory for the Greg Hickman trained filly… View Article
Pierro has a diverse pedigree, carrying multiple representatives of several important families.
Pierro’s grandsire Octagonal is a son of Eight Carat. She is also close up on the tail female lines of non-Sir Tristram line damsires such as COMMANDS, DANEWIN, VISCOUNT, DANGEROUS, KREISLER and KEMPINSKY. Creating line breeding to Eight Carat is a desirable pattern. It is already working – Octagonal / Commands combinations have produced Gr.2 winners Obsequious, Rain Affair and Altar to-date.
Over the generations, STAR KINGDOM has worked very well with elements in Pierro’s pedigree including Lonhro, Mr. Prospector and Northern Dancer. Lonhro’s Gr.1 winners Beaded and Mental as well as a further ten stakes winners, carry Star Kingdom through their dams. The chief sources of Star Kingdom today include CANNY LAD, MARSCAY, BISCAY, BLETCHINGLY, KENNY’S BEST PAL, LUSKIN STAR, COVETOUS, TODMAN, SHIFNAL and BUREAUCRACY.
Free of DANEHILL, Pierro is an obvious choice for mares from this prolific sire line. His sire Lonhro confirms this line of thought – his Group winners Benfica, Pinwheel, Deer Valley and Eight Till Late are bred on this cross.
The presence of Mr. Prospector 4m x 5m suggests that Pierro will work well with STORM CAT line mares. TALE OF THE CAT, CATRAIL, JOHANNESBURG, HENNY HUGHES, FELIX THE CAT, HOLD THAT TIGER, LION HEART, SHAMARDAL and GIANT’S CAUSEWAY are some of the damsires from this influential line.
Sadler’s Wells (second damsire of Pierro), Nureyev and Val De Loir (both present in Zabeel) are all from the Rough Shod family. THATCHING and his sire THATCH, TATE GALLERY, FAIRY KING, GEIGER COUNTER, YEATS and INFLATE are other members to reinforce this line.
Sex balancing SADLER’S WELLS (who appears through a daughter in Pierro) by using mares by sons of Sadler’s Wells, is also an appealing pattern. Using mares by such sires as HIGH CHAPARRAL, SCENIC, BARATHEA, CARNEGIE, GALILEO and MONTJEU will result in a 4f x 3m duplication of this influential patriarch. Galileo looks especially interesting as he is bred on a reverse Sadler’s Wells / Miswaki cross to Pierro’s dam, Miss Right Note.
Pierro’s damsire Daylami has produced a Gr.1 winner (Grey Swallow) out of a mare by THE MINSTREL, who is available in Australia via his son PALACE MUSIC.
The presence of half-brothers Bold Reason (through a daughter) and Never Bend (three lines) invites further reinforcement of this important line. SNIPPETS carries close relation GRAND CHAUDIERE, while KING OF THE TUDORS, WINDSOR LAD and SHINKO FOREST are also from this family. A son of Bold Reason, SOUND REASON, is also desirable to sex balance the daughter in Pierro.
Mares by UMATILLA will be interesting with Pierro. A son of Miswaki, he creates a sex balanced duplication when meeting the daughter of Miswaki (Daylami’s dam) in Pierro’s pedigree.
Unbeaten Triple Crown winner at 2 years
1stATC Golden Slipper-Gr.1, 1200m, Rosehill, defeating Snitzerland and Samaready.
1stATC Sires Produce Stakes-Gr.1, 1400m, Randwick, defeating All Too Hard and Limes by 1¾ lengths in record time.
1stATC Champagne Stakes-Gr.1, 1600m., Randwick, by nearly 3 lengths from Dear Demi and Tatra.
1stATC Silver Slipper Stakes-Gr.2, 1100m, Rosehill, defeating Hussousa and Kyria.
1stATC Todman Stakes-Gr.2, 1200m, Rosehill, defeating Epaulette and Shelford.
1stATC Breeders Plate-L.R. , 1000m, Randwick, defeating Hidden Warrior and Rusambo on debut.
Dual Gr.1 winner at 3 years
1stATC Canterbury Stakes-Gr.1, 1300m., Rosehill, from More Joyous.
1stATC George Ryder Stakes-Gr.1, 1500m., Rosehill, from King Mufhasa and Shoot Out.
1stATC Hobartville Stakes-Gr.2, 1400m., Rosehill by nearly 5 lengths from Rebel Dane, Proisir and It’s A Dundeel.
1stMVRC Bull Stutt Stakes-Gr.2, 1600m., Moonee Valley by nearly 5 lengths from Caringbush Jack and Jimando.
1stATC Run To The Rose-Gr.3, 1200m., Rosehill, defeating the Gr.1 winners Your Song, Epaulette and All Too Hard.
2ndMRC Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, 1600m., Caulfield, beaten a ½ length by All Too Hard.
2ndATC Doncaster Mile-Gr.1, 1600m., Randwick, beaten a ¾ length by Sacred Falls.
3rdMVRC W.S. Cox Plate-Gr.1, 2040m., Moonee Valley to Ocean Park and All Too Hard.
Sires Produce Stakes-Gr.1