Third Flemington Stakes-Winner for Pierro
Tara Madgwick - Saturday November 11
The 2017 Melbourne Cup Carnival will be remembered as the point in time when Coolmore's Golden Slipper winning young gun Pierro came of age as a sire.

Last Saturday he sired Levendi to win the Group III VRC Carbine Club Stakes (1600m), then on Thursday his sensational daughter Pinot won the Group I VRC Oaks (2500m) and today his exciting son Kentucky Breeze remained unbeaten to win the Listed VRC Emirates Airline Handicap over 1400 metres.


A narrow winner at Stawell on debut last month, the Levi Kavanagh trained three year-old was easy in the market starting at $21.

He belied that lack of interest from punters, finding the line strongly to win by a long head and has now two from two earning $103,600 for his big group of owners.

Kentucky Breeze as a yearlingThe gelding as purchased by his trainer for $105,000 from the Newgate Farm draft at the Inglis Premier Yearling Sale.

"I bought him myself and didn't have any owners in mind so I took a punt on him," Kavanagh said.

"He was a mad colt at the time and took him back to our farm, ended up gelding him and he relaxed really nicely.

"The guys have been patient and now he's won two from two and he's a stakes winner so it's all working out well."

Kavanagh said he feels Kentucky Breeze will be a better horse in the autumn.

"I think he'll be better next prep and probably step out over a mile with him," Kavanagh said.

"I don't know what I'll do with him now, he might have another run and then have a spell."

Bred by Blake Sandblom and Henry Field, Kentucky Breeze was foaled and raised at Newgate Farm and is a half-brother to Group III winner Maraschino and stakes-placed Tahni Dancer and Dee Bee Nine.

PierroHe is one of five winners and the last foal from Group III winning Redoute's Choice mare Tahni Girl (she died in 2015), a daughter of triple Group I winner Ballroom Babe.

Kentucky Breeze is the fifth stakes-winner for Pierro and all of those stakes-winners feature Danehill in their female pedigree, so for those breeders looking for that outcross sire that works, Pierro is fast emerging as THE horse.

Footnote : The only other sire to produce three stakes-winners at this year's Flemington Cup Carnival is High Chaparral, so Pierro is in elite company!


Emirates Airline Hcp LR 1400m
Flemington Track: Good(3) Time: 1:22.72
1
0.2
Kentucky Breeze
T: Levi Kavanagh J: C W Brown 54
3g Pierro (AUS) x Tahni Girl (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $105,000
V:Newgate Farm, Aberdeen, NSW
B: L Kavanagh $105,000
2
0.2
Muraaqeb
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: Regan Bayliss 54
3c Snitzel (AUS) x Tafseel (AUS) (Starcraft (NZ))
3
0.4
Sircconi
T: P Morgan J: L Nolen 60
3c Nicconi (AUS) x On Credit (NZ) (Viking Ruler (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $80,000
V:Bhima Thoroughbreds, Scone
B: P Morgan $80,000
MM National Weanling Sale Select Session $25,000
V:Lyndhurst Stud Farm Warwick Qld
B: Inglis As Agent $25,000
4
0.5
Mr So And So
T: Anthony Freedman J: K McEvoy 54
3g So You Think (NZ) x Danesty (AUS) (Danehill (USA))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Coolmore Stud, Jerry's Plains, NSW
B: Dream Thoroughbreds / Bluegrass Bloodstock (FBAA) / Freedman Bros $100,000
5
0.8
Trekking
T: James Cummings J: B Avdulla 54
3c Street Cry (IRE) x Outdoor (AUS) (Redoute's Choice (AUS))
6
2.1
Tamasa
T: D K Weir J: D Yendall 54
3c So You Think (NZ) x Fill The Page (AUS) (Dane Shadow (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $160,000
V:Edinburgh Park, Wingham
B: G Davies $160,000
7
2.3
Andaz
T: C J Waller J: B Melham 54
3g Dash For Cash (AUS) x Amoroso (AUS) (Revoque (IRE))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $150,000
V:Swettenham Stud, Nagambie
B: Chris Waller Racing $150,000
8
3.6
Tezlah
T: R W Smerdon J: D Dunn 54
3c Ocean Park (NZ) x Sienna Sunrise (NZ) (Bertolini (USA))
9
4.9
Faolan
T: D and B Hayes and T Dabernig J: M J Dee 54
3g Sebring (AUS) x Fleur De Chine (NZ) (Centaine (AUS))
Inglis Classic Yearling Sale $130,000
V:Vinery Stud, Scone
B: Sona Bloodstock $130,000
10
5.1
Surjin
T: P M Perry J: S Baster 54
3c Stratum (AUS) x Melbourne Rose (NZ) (Zabeel (NZ))
Inglis Premier Yearling Sale $100,000
V:Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Buckley
B: Paul Perry Horse Training Pty Ltd $100,000
11
15.1
Double Jeopardy
T: M Ellerton and S Zahra J: Damian Lane 54
3c Exceed And Excel (AUS) x Nediym's Glow (AUS) (General Nediym (AUS))