Danzero to stand in Victoria
Danzero to stand in Victoria
Arrowfield’s marvellous proven sire Danzero will return this coming season to Victoria, where he was trained and where he stood during the early part of his stud career.
Based at Arrowfield for 15 years, the son of Danehill and Confidentially has been purchased by emerging Victorian operation Rosemont Stud . Rosemont principal Anthony Mithen has described the relocation of Danzero as a “win-win” for all parties concerned, especially Victorian breeders.
Pictured: Bronwen Healy’s striking photograph of Danzero in his paddock at Arrowfield.
“It’s a great way for Danzero to finish his stunning stud career. I’m just so glad that John Messara has laid faith in our operation to sell Dan to us and give the Golden Slipper winner the chance to finish his career with a bang. He is an awesome stallion who has produced seven individual Group One winners and I don’t think we’ve seen his last,” Mithen said.
Arrowfield chairman John Messara is equally pleased that Danzero will finish his career in an environment where he will shine.
“He’s a farm favourite and it will provide Victoria with a proven stallion of quality. It would be fair to say he can be missed in the crush of stallions up our way these days, but there is no doubt he is one of the finest stallions we have produced,” Messara said.
“He was bred by us, sold by us, bought back by us and was Danehill’s first Group One winner. Understandably, we will be sad to see him go, but I know he’s going to a great home that will give him the best opportunity to finish his duties with a flourish.”
Mithen clinched the deal after inspecting the horse last week: “He looks awesome. He is in great general health and fitness and I’ve got no doubt he’s got a few great years still to come in the breeding shed.”
Danzero is Rosemont’s first foray into the stallion market. Buoyed by the very successful VOBIS breeders and owners scheme, Mithen is confident he will be a very popular stallion in the garden state.
“We will look after him and only cover around 80 mares a season which won’t take long to book up. Where else for $10,000 are you going to get a stallion that has thrown 37 stakes winners, seven Group One winners, the best 2yo this country has seen in the last 20 years in Dance Hero, with plenty more still to come? He has nearly 100 rising 2yos and his Group One winners’ list is not done yet if horses like Zero Rock keep bobbing up.
“He just measures up on all levels for Victorian breeders…he gets good sales results, gets great racetrack results and trainers love them for good reason,” Mithen enthused.
Danzero will stand at Rosemont Stud at a fee of $11,000 inc. GST.
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