Champion First Season Sire in Australia
Top performers already include…
Pinot – 3-time winner for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott including the Gr.1 VRC Oaks & Gr.3 Ethereal Stakes
Tulip – brilliant winner of the Gr.3 Magic Night Stakes & Gr.3 Typhoon Tracy Stakes. Third in the Gr.1 Golden Slipper
Levendi – 3-time winner for Peter Gelagotis including the Gr.3 Carbine Club Stakes
Kentucky Breeze – dual winner including the Listed Emirates Airline H’cap
Satin Slipper – 2yo Listed Gimcrack Stakes winner
Pierata – 4-time winner including the Gr.3 BRC Vo Rogue Plate & Listed Magic Million 3YO Guineas. Runner-up in the Gr.1 Randwick Guineas & Gr.2 placed twice
Roy Had Enough – 4-time winner including the Listed Christmas H’cap
Poseidon’s Pool – dual winner for Darren Weir & placed in the Gr.3 Vain Stakes
Action – dual winner & Listed placed
Other winners include Octabello, Arcadia Prince, Femme Fireball, Cruze, Amanito, Aqau D’Ivina, Furore, Pierone, Charli Rose, Winner’s Lane, Pissaro, Noviero, Plato, Pierrocity, Meazza, Cabierro, Cajetan, All Of Me, Terwilliker, Perfect Pitch, Aeecee Tong De, Seeking Alpha, Spencer,
Sutton Forest, Notting Hill, Rotterdam, Terra Sancta, Follow On, Hong Qigong, Further To Fly, Music of the Night, Holbien, Skyphyta, Shoreditch etc.
2018 yearlings have already sold for $1,050,000, $550,000, $500,000 etc.
The highest-rated Australian juvenile since 1977
The highest-rated 3yo sprinter in the world in 2013
March 4, 2018
The equal highest priced offering during the first session of the 2018 Inglis Premier Yearling Sale on Sunday was a… View Article
February 23, 2018
Winner of the Group III ATC Magic Night Stakes at Rosehill last season at two, talented filly Tulip (3f Pierro… View Article
January 13, 2018
Greg Hickman and Corey Brown combined for the biggest payday in Queensland racing history on Saturday when Pierata (3c Pierro… View Article
January 12, 2018
Golden Slipper winner Pierro has been enjoying a sensational run of success on the track in recent months and that… View Article
January 6, 2018
The winning run being enjoyed by Golden Slipper winner Pierro continued at Randwick on Saturday with a determined victory for… View Article
December 30, 2017
Exciting colt Pierata (3c Pierro x November Flight, by Flying Spur) stamped himself as the horse to beat in the… View Article
December 27, 2017
The Boxing Day meeting at Greyville in South Africa was highlighted by the Listed Christmas Handicap with victory going to… View Article
December 23, 2017
Exciting young sire Pierro already has Pierata and Cruze heading towards a possible start in the $2million Magic Millions 3YO… 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