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Kitalpha, the Newest TrueNicks Stallion

TrueNicks is proud to announce our newest stallion. The beautifully-bred Kitalpha (TrueNicks,SRO) stood his first five seasons in Zimbabwe, but when his runners so thoroughly dominated the racing scene in that country, Kitalpha was soon brought to Kentucky. His initial crop of 45 named foals included both the Zimbabwe Champion 2-Year-Old Colt and Filly. Kitalpha has sired six group winners in both Zimbabwe and South Africa, including Syracuse, Frogwatch, Royal Exit, Killaridge, Moroccan, and Rebecca's Fleet. In the 2008 Zimbabwe Guineas (ZIM-III), Kitalpha sired the superfecta when his progeny Syracuse, Sea Chest, Killaridge, and Frogwatch finished 1-2-3-4.

Kitalpha has also sired group I-placed runners Bluemambo, Tremayne, and Secret Life. Bluemambo, who is out of a mare by Flamingo Stakes (gr. I) winner Badger Land, finished second in South Africa's Cape Derby (SAF-I). Bluemambo led inside the final 100 meters of the 2,000-meter classic, but was narrowly beaten by the impressive Big City Life.

An unraced son of Mr. Prospector and 1987-1988 Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Miesque, Kitalpha is a full brother to leading sire Kingmambo (TrueNicks,SRO). Another full brother, Miesque’s Son, is a stallion in France and has sired gr. I winners Whipper and Miesque’s Approval, who took the 2006 NetJets Breeders’ Cup Mile (gr. IT). Kitalpha’s half sister East of the Moon (by Private Account) was a three-time group I winner and French and European Highweighted Filly. This is the same family as group I winners Six Perfections (FR) – yet another Breeders’ Cup Mile winner, in 2003 – and European Champion Two-Year-Old Filly Rumplestiltskin (IRE).

Kitalpha stands at Gerry and Dana Aschinger’s War Horse Place near Lexington for a fee of $12,500. His first Kentucky-bred crop are yearlings of 2010.

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Kitalpha is an attractive, balanced stallion from a physical standpoint. Given his family and stallion brothers, there's little surprise he infused a great deal of class into southern African breeding stock.

David G 22 May 2010 11:41 AM

does anyone know how many yearlings kitalpha has?

artie 22 May 2010 2:18 PM


Kitalpha has 46 yearlings of 2010.

ITapp 22 May 2010 2:41 PM

Some people are down on this stallion because of where he stood.  Wouldn't it stand to reason he would get much better mares in the USA?

Bill Fossett 08 Oct 2010 4:54 PM

Hi Bill,

I'm not sure people are down on him, but maybe some people are taking a "let's see" approach. It's certainly better to start here as a champion sire from anywhere than as an unknown. His Zimbabwe/South Africa results were impressive, and yes, he should have access to "better" mares here, but keep in mind his progeny will be competing against a larger talent pool. He's gone from big fish in a relatively small pond, to a midpriced Kentucky stallion. But comparing him to other sires with first crop yearlings, maybe he's the kid who aced a few college classes in high school, so you know ability is there.

Ian Tapp 08 Oct 2010 8:01 PM

I'm probably predjudiced inasmuch as I, assisted War Horse in purchasing Kitalpha.  Through the Year's have bought/sold for Stallion duty such Sire's as Bernstein, Doneraile Court, Leestown, Valid Expectations, Turkoman,Put it Back, Hoist The Silver and recently Key Deputy.  Key Deputy has been this year's Leading Freshman Sire in Argentina ,and is out of Key Phase  (Tribal Rule, Yankee Gentleman and Half Ours "Family") Honestly believe that Kitalpha, has both Genetic, Class and Looks to become a Top Sire in USA. Having inspected many of his U.S. offspring, they excude Presense and Class! Kitalpha's Stud Fee is reasonable and it is an opportunity for Small Breeder's access to World's 'best Bloodlines! Although Gerry Aschinger is far too modest, but I think Maria Nearcos' has Bred and Purchased an Interest!

Dick Lossen 11 May 2012 9:56 AM

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