Kitalpha, the Newest TrueNicks Stallion
Written by Ian Tapp | May 21, 2010 |
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.