Champion First Season Sire in Australia
His progeny already include…
Tulip – brilliant winner of the Gr.3 Magic Night Stakes & third in the Gr.1 Golden Slipper
“The Thousand Guineas looks the perfect race for her”
– Trainer, David Hayes
Satin Slipper – 2yo Listed Gimcrack Stakes winner
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
Poseidon’s Pool – 2-time winner for Darren Weir & placed in the Gr.3 Vain Stakes
“He had a difficult run through the race and has done well to win on debut. He’s a horse we have a nice opinion of”
– Jeremy Rogers, Racing Manager for Darren Weir after Poseidon’s Pool debut win
Levendi – 2-time winner for Peter Gelagotis and will now target the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas
“I said from day one, he’s an exciting colt.”
– Racing Manager, Manny Gelagotis
Octabello – unbeaten dual winner and will now target the Gr.1 Caulfield Guineas
“He’s a horse that I like a lot and has got plenty of improvement in him”
– Trainer, Mick Price
Pinot – impressive winner at Flemington for Gai Waterhouse & Adrian Bott and will now target the Gr.1 VRC Oaks
Other winners include dual winner Roy Had Enough, Pierone, Charli Rose, Winner’s Lane, Action, Pissaro, Noviero, Arcadia Prince etc.
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
October 5, 2017
Prominent WA owner breeders Bob and Sandra Peters enjoyed success at Belmont last month with a debut winner by Pierro… View Article
September 30, 2017
The first two year-old fillies stakes race of the new season in Australia was run at Randwick on Saturday with… View Article
September 27, 2017
Reigning champion first season sire Pierro put his cards on the table on Wednesday with a two state metropolitan treble… View Article
September 13, 2017
Exciting colt Levendi (3c Pierro x Lipari, by Redoute’s Choice) turned heads with his resounding debut win at Ballarat in… View Article
August 1, 2017
As the finest son of champion racehorse and sire Lonhro, Pierro has always carried the aura of greatness and in… View Article
July 29, 2017
Promising gelding Poseidon’s Pool (2g Pierro x Kulgrinda, by Exceed and Excel) made it two wins in as many starts… View Article
July 13, 2017
A flurry of smart recent winners has Pierro firing towards the end of the season with this latest success coming… View Article
July 13, 2017
Set to be crowned Champion Australian First Season Sire, Pierro broke new ground on Wednesday when siring his first winner… 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