A Closer Look at Pierro

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 4

The bar is set high for Golden Slipper winners that go to stud and all are afforded great opportunity from the get go, but some do better than others and a substantial fee increase this year for Pierro would suggest many breeders believe he has the potential to go all the way and emulate the success of legendary Golden Slipper winning Champion Australian Sires such as Marscay, Flying Spur and Vain.

Pierro is looking to follow in the footsteps of Golden Slipper winning legend sires Flying Spur, Marscay and Vain.

Despite the challenging times we face, Coolmore took the decision to raise Pierro’s fee to $137,500 this year, a move that has largely been well received indicating widespread respect for what this champion son of Lonhro has achieved to date.

He was the Champion First and Second Season Sire and this year with his oldest progeny now five, Pierro is making Snitzel work every step of the way to keep the Australian Champion Sire’s Title he has held for the past three seasons.



With 96 winners of $14million in prizemoney, Pierro splits Snitzel and I Am Invincible at the top of the list, albeit with only two thirds of the number of runners fielded by the big guns.

There comes a time in the career of any future champion sire when the writing is on the wall and the stud lucky enough to stand that horse can take the quantum leap and price him accordingly.

That time is now for Pierro.
 

Crop Year (SH)

Mares Covered / Service Fee

Stakes-Winners/ Best Performers

2014

199 / $77,000

10 SW’s / G1 Pierata, Levendi, Pinot also Furore HK Derby

2015

220 / $77,000

7 SW’s / G1 Arcadia Queen, Regal Power

2016

141 / $77,000

5 SW’s / G1 Shadow Hero

2017

112 / $66,000

1 SW/ Untamed

2018

192/ $49,500

Yearlings

2019

229/ $88,000

Foals

2020

217/ $88,000

Yet to be born


 

Advertisment
More Reading...
More Stakes Success for Sircconi
Winner of the Group II VRC Sires Produce Stakes as a juvenile, Nicconi gelding Sircconi is still going strong as a five year-old scoring a resounding four length victory at Flemington on Saturday in the Listed VRC Winter Championship Final (1600m).
Emotions Run High as Fiorente's Cousin Ivan Claims the Aquanita Stakes
Lightly raced three-year-old Fiorente (IRE) gelding Cousin Ivan gave his trainer Holly Tailor a dream start to her training career with a fighting win in Saturday’s Listed Aquanita Stakes at Belmont.
Winning Double for Territories
Darley shuttler Territories (IRE) is slated to return to their Aberdeen base in NSW this spring at the modest fee of $11,000 and was making news overnight with two smart winners.
I Am Invincible Gelding Tops HK International Sale
An eye-catching half-brother by I Am Invincible to Group I winner Volatile Mix topped the Hong Kong International Sale (July) at the Sha Tin Parade Ring on Friday night with all19 lots offered sold for a total of HK$74.3 million
A Closer Look at Much Loved Lonhro
The most popular racehorse of his time, who kept doing battle right until the end of his five year-old season, Lonhro might be in the twilight years of a magnificent career, but good fertility in recent times has ensured he’s still a popular choice for the astute breeder.
A Closer Look at Fastnet Rock
The ability to consistently sire Group I winners is the key attribute that sets a legendary sire apart from his peers and Fastnet Rock has that attribute in spades.
Night Of Thunder's Cherry Tortoni Stays Perfect in Taj Rossi
Exciting two-year-old Cherry Tortoni kept his record at a perfect three for three in Saturday’s Listed Taj Rossi Final (1600m) at Flemington however the son of Night Of Thunder (IRE) was made to fight for it.
First Season Favourites –The Autumn Sun
The recent Inglis Chairman’s Sale for elite broodmares provided an enticing sample of what’s to come in terms of quality mares in foal to last season’s vintage offering of first crop sires headed by the big three – Trapeze Artist, Justify and The Autumn Sun.
Few More Honest than Jami Lady who makes it 12 for Spirit Of Boom
As her record indicates, Jami Lady has not run a bad race in her 19-start career so it was a well-deserved maiden stakes win in Saturday’s Listed Bright Shadow Stakes (1200m) at Eagle Farm for the four-year-old daughter of Sprit Of Boom.
Puissance de Lune's Chantrea Stays Perfect in Belmont Oaks
It proved to be a successful day at Belmont for Victorian-based stallions for shortly after Fiorente’s Cousin Ivan claimed the Listed Aquanita Stakes, it was the turn of the Puissance de Lune (IRL) filly Chantrea to run her unbeaten sequence to five in the Listed Belmont Oaks (2000m).