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New VRC Derby Favourite for PIERRO

01 Oct 19



Golden Slipper winner Pierro has made a brilliant start to the new season with a broad spectrum of exciting winners including highly promising three year-old Shadow Hero, who scored a resounding win in the Group 3 ATC Gloaming Stakes at Rosehill.

Raised and sold by Newgate Farm, the gelding made a one act affair of the 1800 metre staying test, bolting clear to win by more than three lengths for Josh Parr.


Shadow Hero

A 2yo stakes winner last season and fourth in the Group 1 BRC JJ Atkins Stakes, Shadow Hero has class and staying ability and those two assets will take him a long way this season.

He is now favourite for both the Group 1 VRC Victoria Derby and the Group 1 ATC Spring Champion Stakes next start.

"That surprised me, the ease of it but I thought he was the best horse in the race,” trainer Mark Newnham said.

"That’s what I hoped he was, that’s what we thought he was and today he’s confirmed it.

"His demeanour will take him a long way. He’s so relaxed everywhere.

"I think Josh (Parr) was a little worried when he rode him work on Tuesday, he was a bit too relaxed for him.

"I said ‘don’t worry, we haven’t put the blinkers on him yet’. He’s a bit like (sire) Pierro in that sense, you put the blinkers on and he turns into a super hero.”

Shadow Hero was purchased out of the Newgate Farm draft at the 2018 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale for $260,000.

He has put together an impressive record of five starts for two wins and two placings with earnings in excess of $229,000.

He is the second foal and second winner out of Group 3 winner Sookie (by Casino Prince), a grand-daughter of Champion 2YO Filly Victory Vein.

He is bred on the awesome PIERRO x DANEHILL line cross that has produced 23 of the sire’s 29 Stakes Horses 13 Stakes Winners and 10 Stakes Placed including ARCADIA QUEEN , PIERATA, LEVENDI, etc = 79%


PIERRO stats have him poised to be one of the best stallions to stud in Australia of all time.


PIERRO winning the Golden Slipper

From 3 crops of Racing Age PIERRO has already achieved:

* Champion First Crop Sire

* Champion Second Crop Sire

* Champion Third Crop Sire



2018-19 Finished in the Top 10 General Sire List with only 3 Crops


2018-19 Sired 107 Individual Winners of $9,522,740    


18 Stakes Winners / 11 Stakes Placed


4 Gr1 Winners: PIERATA, ARCADIA QUEEN, LEVENDI, PINOT

2 Gr2 Winners: REGAL POWER, ACTION

4 Gr3 Winners: ARCADIA PRINCE, BELLEVUE HILL, ROY HAD ENOUGH, TULIP, ROCK

7 LR Winners: COMMANDER, FURORE, I LIKE IT EASY, KENTUCKY BREEZE, OCTABELLO, SATIN SLIPPER, SHADOW HERO

11 Stakes Placed: Aeecee Tong De, Canyonero, Femme Fireball, Holbien, Poseidon’s Pool, Princess Pierro, Rainbow Girl, Rendition, Rome, Sikorsky, True Magic

172 Individual Winners



Important Information: Most Successful Cross for PIERRO is DANEHILL line mares


PIERRO has sired 23 of his 29 stakes horses (79%) from Danehill line mares.

13 of the 18 Stakes Winners (72%) including 3 of the 4 Gr1 Winners along with 10 of the 11 Stakes Placegetters (91%) are bred from Danehill line mares.

They are: PIERATA, ARCADIA QUEEN, LEVENDI, ACTION, REGAL POWER, ARCADIA PRINCE, BELLEVUE HILL, TULIP, ROCK, FURORE, KENTUCKY BREEZE, SATIN SLIPPER, SHADOW HERO and stakes placed Canyonero, Femme Fireball, Holbien, Poseidon’s Pool, Princess Pierro, Rainbow Girl, Rendition, Rome, Sikorsky, True Magic.

At the yearling sales Dynamic Syndications were fully aware of the success PIERRO was having and the quality racehorses that were coming through the system.

We were also aware of the incredibly strike rate PIERRO was achieving with DANEHILL line mares.

When we inspected the PIERRO colt from Gr1 Oaks Winning DANEHILL mare LARROCHA, the half-brother to six foals to race – All Winners including Gr2 Winner ROCHA, he ticked all the boxes and was passed sound and right on conformation and x-rays by our veterinarian Dr Tim Roberts, we made the colt a prime target and we were delighted to purchase him.



He is built in the same mould of horses by Pierro that have been successful and it’s important to note that like them, this colt will be at his best as a 3yo when distances get out to 1600m and further.

The colt we purchased has all the traits to be aiming at the Classic Races in his 3yo year such as the Guineas, Derbies and as an older horse the Cups and a Plate.

This PIERRO x LARROCHA 2yo colt has broken-in superbly and we have high hopes for his future




OUR COLT



Pierro x Larrocha colt - TV commercial from Dynamic Syndications on Vimeo.



Pierro x Larrocha Colt with Gai and Adrian from Dynamic Syndications on Vimeo.


5% Shares are just $9,675


To find out more give Adam Watt a call on 02 9540 1511 or 0409 464 378 and have a chat


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