Welcoming the Stallions of Australia's Emirates Park

TrueNicks is pleased to announce that the stallions standing at Emirates Park Stud are available for complementary nick ratings. Emirates Park, owned by His Excellency Nasser Lootah, has facilities in New South Wales and Victoria, Australia.

The New South Wales property, near the Upper Hunter Valley, is home to five horses, headed by Al Maher (AUS) (TrueNicks,SRO), who is a son of Danehill and a close relative to that horse's champion sire son Redoute's Choice (AUS). Winner of three graded stakes at around a mile, including the Cadbury Guineas (Aus-I), Al Maher is half-brother to the graded-winning filly Salameh (AUS). Their dam, Show Dancing (NZ), is half-sister to grade I winners and grade I sires Hurricane Sky and Umatilla (NZ), and also to Shantha's Choice (AUS), the dam of Redoute's Choice, and of this year's Sydney Children's Hospital Sires' Produce Stakes (Aus-I) victor Manhattan Rain (AUS). Al Maher's first foals were 2-year-olds of 2008-09, and he ranked prominently among the leading sires with graded stakes winner Majestic Music (AUS), stakes winner Speedy Natalie (AUS), and graded black type-placed Bint Maher (AUS) among his representatives.

Having mentioned a stallion bred on the same lines as Redoute's Choice, we can also note that Emirates stands a son of that stallion. This is Mutawaajid (AUS) (TrueNicks,SRO), winner of the Royal Sovereign Stakes and Franklins Supermarkets Hobartville Stakes (both Aus-II). A half-brother to graded scorers Adeewin and Fatoon (AUS) and black-type winner Jivago (AUS), he is out of a half-sister to the outstanding performer six-time grade I victor Shaftesbury Avenue (AUS).

Emirates Park's New South Wales division is also home to a proven son of Danehill. This is Danewin (TrueNicks,SRO), Australian champion 3-year-old of his generation and sire of 24 stakes winners, including grade I winners Theseo (AUS), County Tyrone (AUS), Elegant Fashion (AUS), Toulouse Lautrec (AUS), Excites (AUS), and Vitesse Dane (AUS). American sprint stakes winner Eavesdropper (TrueNicks,SRO) is surely one of the best bred horses standing in Australia, or anywhere else for that matter. The son of Kingmambo is half-brother to A.P. Indy (TrueNicks,SRO) and Summer Squall, and is bred similarly to champion older horse and prolific stakes sire Lemon Drop Kid (TrueNicks,SRO) . He will stand his first shuttle season in Australia in 2009.

Wily Trader (AUS) (TrueNicks,SRO) is unraced, but is royally-bred, quite literally. A son of Marscay (AUS), he is out of Wily Trick. That daughter of Clever Trick was bred by Her Majesty The Queen, out of her One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) and Prix de Diane (Fr-I) heroine Highclere (GB). That makes Wily Trick a half-sister to English juvenile champion Height of Fashion (FR), a super producer who is dam of six stakes winners, including champions Nayef and Nashwan, and ancestress of this year's Stanjames.com One Thousand Guineas (Eng-I) victress Ghanaati and champion turf mare Lahudood (GB).

Emirates' Victoria farm at Digger's Rest is home to Al Samer and Old Deuteronomy. Another son of Redoute's Choice, Al Samer (AUS) (TrueNicks,SRO) owns an intriguing pedigree. Winner of the Sayers Black Opal Stakes (Aus-III) and Crowne Plaza Parramatta Stakes, Al Samer is out of the Key to the Mint mare My Lady's Key. She is a half-sister to graded scorer Lady Broadhurst and several black type horses, and to the dam of multiple grade I winner Diatribe (AUS). Al Samer's granddam, You're My Lady, a daughter of Roberto, is half-sister to Razyana, the dam of none other than Redoute's Choice's sire, Danehill, so Al Samer is inbred to this illustrious family.

Old Deuteronomy (TrueNicks,SRO) won three times from six to 8 1/2 furlongs in England and the U.S., and took seconds in the Independent Waterford Wedgwood Phoenix Stakes (Ire-I) and the Four Star Sales Richmond Stakes (Eng-II), A son of Storm Cat, he is from the immediate family of crack Australian sire Scenic (IRE); Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe (gr. I) victor and leading sire Rainbow Quest; multiple grade I winner and successful sire Warning (GB); and Commander in Chief (GB), winner of the 1993 Ever Ready Epsom Derby (Eng-I) and Budwiser Irish Derby (Ire-I).

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