IS PIERRO THE SLEEPING GIANT?
Apr 26, 2017
PIERRO was the best speed colt in recent memory winning 5 brilliant Group 1 wins from 1200m – 1600m
He was only the 6th two year-old in history to complete the Australian two year-old Triple Crown winning the Golden Slipper, Sires Produce and Champagne Stakes.
So will he cut the mustard at stud? Breeders around Australia have supported him in droves sending some of the best credentialled mares to him in his first few years at stud.
To date, he has had 16 runners in Australia for 3 winners and 4 placings which includes stakes winning filly TULIP who won the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes before running a game third in the Golden Slipper. In addition to Tulip, he also produced a very smart debutant at Warwick Farm on Anzac Day with PIERATA winning very impressively in a race where Pierro sired the quinella with first starter HONG QIGONG running second.
Although Pierro was a gun juvenile, his progeny were always expected to get better as 3yo's with his classic type pedigree. He is by Lonhro (a son of Octagonal) out of a Daylami mare who won over 2400m so his progeny will only get better with time.
Above: Pierro filly TULIP winning the Magic Night Stakes
For those owners looking to invest in a Pierro filly, now is probably the time to strike. The Pierro's have been very "buyable" at the sales this year as everyone sits back and waits to see how they develop as 3yo's.
Wind the clock forward 12 months and Pierro colts and fillies may be beyond the reach of most owners and trainers. If your a staunch Pierro supporter, then our Pierro x Quick Notice filly is a must see and potentially as very good investment.
She was purchased for $50,000 at this years Premier Sale and being out of a Group 3 placed MORE THAN READY mare, she should go early and hopefully emulate the deeds of Tulip. More Than Ready has not only sired the likes of Sebring, More Joyous, Samaready and Phelan Ready, he is now making a name for himself as a broodmare sire with his daughters having produced Group 1 stars MIRACLES OF LIFE, REBEL DANE, LA LUNA ROSSA just to name a few.
Our filly is currently at the breakers and is sure to make her presence felt later in the year when the 2yo's step out.
For more information and a copy of her pedigree, please refer to the Horses Available Section of our website.