ABOUT THE SIRE
PIERRO Bay 2009 16.1 hh
by Lonhro ex Miss Right Note
* Pierro was rated the best juvenile colt in Australia since 1977.
* Pierro, unbeaten at 2 including Australia’s Juvenile Triple Crown (Slipper-Sires-Champagne).
* The ultimate Australian racehorse
* The best speed colt in recent memory
* The highest rated Australian juvenile since 1977
* Distance won over: 1100m to 1600m.
* Five-time Gr1 Winning from 1200m – 1600m - Champion 2YO
* Only the 6th two year-old in history to complete the Australian two-year-old Triple Crown
* Dual Gr.1 winner at Weight-For-Age as a three year-old
* The Top-Rated sprinting three year-old colt in the world in 2013 on the World Thoroughbred Rankings
* Pierro’s Service Fee for 2015 the year our horse was foaled was: $77,000 (inc GST)
* Pierro has a diverse pedigree, carrying multiple representatives of several important families.
* Free of DANEHILL, Pierro is an obvious choice for mares from this prolific sire line. His sire Lonhro confirms this line of thought – his 17 Stakes Winners inc Exosphere, Benfica, Bounding, Pinwheel, Deer Valley and Eight Till Late are bred on this cross.
* First yearlings have already sold up to $1,500,000, $1,400,000 etc.
Averaging $262,569 (37) which is 3.84 times the 2015 Service Fee and a
Median Price of $200,000 which is 2.86 times 2015 Service Fee.
FIRST CROP 2YO RUNNERS
As at the end of the 2017 MAGIC MILLIONS SALES
this exciting young sire has had 4 Australian 2yo's to race including:
TULIP filly~ 1 start: Winner at Moonee Valley on Debut
IPSO FACTO colt ~ 3 starts: Twice placed 3rd in Sydney
OENOPHILE colt ~ 1 start: 4th on Debut
AT STUD ~ BREEDING STATISTICS
2016 110 mares covered ~ Service Fee $66,000
2015 103 live foals ~ Service Fee $77,000
2014 164 live foals ~ Service Fee $77,000
2013 151 live foals ~ Service Fee $77,000
Total 418 live foals + 110 mares covered in 2016
PIERRO RACE CAREER
14 starts : 11 wins – 2 seconds – 1 third and $4,536,650
Wins: 2 (1600m), 1 (1500m), 2 (1400m), 1 (1300m), 3 (1200m), 1 (1100m), 1 (1000m).
Leading 3YO Male on the 2013 WTR (Sprint). Champion 2YO in Australia in 2011-12.
11 wins–6 at 2– 1000 to 1600m, $4,536,650, ATC Golden Slipper S., Gr1, Sires' Produce S., Gr1, Champagne S., Gr1, Canterbury S., Gr1, George Ryder S., Gr1, Hobartville S., Gr2, Silver Slipper S., Gr2, Todman S., Gr2, MVRC Bill Stutt S., Gr2, ATC Run to the Rose H., Gr3, Breeders' P., L, 2d ATC Doncaster H., Gr1, MRC Caulfield Guineas, Gr1, 3d MVRC WS Cox P., Gr1
13 of his 14 starts he was ridden by Nash Rawiller and once by Jimmy Cassidy (Gr1 Canterbury Stakes)
UNBEATEN AS A 2YO
1st ATC Golden Slipper-Gr.1, 1200m, Rosehill, defeating Snitzerland and Samaready.
1st ATC Sires Produce Stakes-Gr.1, 1400m, Randwick, defeating All Too Hard and Limes by 1¾ lengths in record time.
1st ATC Champagne Stakes-Gr.1, 1600m., Randwick, by nearly 3 lengths from Dear Demi and Tatra.
1st ATC Silver Slipper Stakes-Gr.2, 1100m, Rosehill, defeating Hussousa and Kyria.
1st ATC Todman Stakes-Gr.2, 1200m, Rosehill, defeating Epaulette and Shelford.
1st ATC Breeders Plate-L.R., 1000m, Randwick, defeating Hidden Warrior and Rusambo on debut.
DUAL GROUP 1 WINNER AT 3 YEARS
1st ATC Canterbury Stakes-Gr.1, 1300m., Rosehill, from More Joyous.
1st ATC George Ryder Stakes-Gr.1, 1500m., Rosehill, from King Mufhasa and Shoot Out.
1st ATC Hobartville Stakes-Gr.2, 1400m., Rosehill by nearly 5 lengths from Rebel Dane, Proisir and It’s A Dundeel.
1st MVRC Bull Stutt Stakes-Gr.2, 1600m., Moonee Valley by nearly 5 lengths from Caringbush Jack and Jimando.
1st ATC Run To The Rose-Gr.3, 1200m., Rosehill, defeating the Gr.1 winners Your Song, Epaulette and All Too Hard.
2nd MRC Caulfield Guineas-Gr.1, 1600m., Caulfield, beaten a ½ length by All Too Hard.
2nd ATC Doncaster Mile-Gr.1, 1600m., Randwick, beaten a ¾ length by Sacred Falls.
3rd MVRC W.S. Cox Plate-Gr.1, 2040m., Moonee Valley to Ocean Park and All Too Hard.
GAI’s VIEWS ABOUT PEIRRO
The brilliant racetrack career of Pierro has been well documented.
14 starts, he never missed a place, unbeaten at 2 and he won five Group 1 races.
The colt won over $4.5 million dollars on the track.
What is sometimes over
looked is the fact that had this stallion run for another season, he no
doubt would have made a champion middle distance horse.
He had all the speed and power as a two-year-old but his pedigree reads as if he were destined to become a champion at 2000m.
Pierro’s sire line
reads Lonhro, Octagonal, Zabeel, Sir Tristram. There is not a better
staying / middle distance sire line in the Southern Hemisphere.
On his dam’s side,
apart from Sadler’s Wells, all Pierro’s relations have the (IRE) suffix
after their names. This does not guarantee stamina but it certainly does
Results make the
pedigree and Pierro in his brief time on the track showed that a colt
who may have been purchased for a Cox Plate, could still dominate over
the shorter trips.
In his career in races
under a mile Pierro easily beat Snitzerland, Samaready, All Too Hard,
More Joyous, Mufhasa and Rebel Dane.
All these horses have won Group 1 races at 1400m or under; many are multiple Group 1 winners.
Gai said she “cannot wait to get the sons and daughters of one of her best ever horses into the stable.”
PIERRO’S EARLY HISTORY
Pierro was bred by Darley.
He is by their champion sire Lonhro.
Pierro was famously
sold by Darley as a weanling at Magic Millions breeding stock sales and
then re-offered at the Gold Coast yearling sale six months later by Musk
Liking what she saw, Gai Waterhouse purchased Pierro for $230,000.
To cut a long story
short, he proved a superstar on the racetrack and was bought by Coolmore
Stud in a multi-million dollar deal that sees him now as one of the
most promising young sires in the Australia.
AT THE 2016 MAGIC MILLIONS SALES
Pierro the Golden Slipper winner, led the first season sire division averages this year at the 2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sales with $262,569 (37),
in what was a competitive race with his former racetrack rival All Too
Hard $221,842 (38) who finished 3rd, with Kentucky Derby winner Animal
Kingdom (USA) splitting the pair on the averages table $250,000 (3)
however to be fair, Animal Kingdom did only have three yearlings sell.
37 Yearlings SOLD ~ Gross $9,715,000 ~ Average $262,568 ~ Median $200,000 ~
2 x MILLION DOLLAR BABES FOR
Top Price $1,500,00 (1/2 brother to Golden Slipper Winner VANCOUVER)
PIERRO AT MAGIC MILLIONS 2016
Pierro made a dream start to his career with two of his yearlings selling for $1.5 million and $1.4 million which put them in 2nd and 3rd place as the sales leading lots. In fact, only 4 yearlings sold for over $1m.
The Pierro’s were only
behind the Snitzel – Mirror Mirror colt that sold for $1.6m whilst
another Snitzel – Flidais colt was in 4th spot selling for $1.1m. There were 2 yearlings – a Snitzel and a Fastnet Rock which both brought $1m.
youngsters by Golden Slipper winner Pierro were headline makers at the
2016 Magic Millions Yearling Sale at the Gold Coast with a colt from
Skates fetching $1.5 million and a filly from Monsoon Wedding selling
for $1.4 million.
AT THE 2017 MAGIC MILLIONS SALES
Again in 2017 with his first crop just 2yo's and only having 6 runners to his resume including the brilliant Melbourne 2yo TULIP ~ Pierro was being sought after by the buyers. Many leading stables have Pierro progeny in their systems and obviously they show plenty.
The average at the Magic Millions in 2017 was a very healthy $177,222 from 27 yearlings sold with a top price this sale of $450,000.
With Dynamic Syndications taking home 3 x FANTASTIC FILLIES
Lot 1 ex FAITH HILL Sale Ring Price = $140,000
Lot 192 ex MAFIA MISS Sale Ring Price = $120,000
Lot 478 ex SPECIAL EPISODE = $80,000
With the high quality mares the sire covered in his first 3 seasons at stud his future appears assured.