New 2YO Stakeswinner for Maurice

Maurice continues to make his distinctive mark in both hemispheres. (PHOTO: Joan Faras)

After The Autumn Sun, Dundeel & Snitzel compiled a Group-winning treble at Caulfield, naturally Maurice had to chime in from Japan!

His 2YO son Danon Ayers Rock stretched out generously up the long Tokyo straight to win the Ivy S. 1800m LR by three-quarters of a length, and boost the records of both his illustrious parents.
 
He is Maurice’s 20th stakeswinner (and the third to earn that status at two) and the second stakeswinner, after multiple Group winner Primo Scene, left by 4-time Australian Group 1 winner Mosheen. 

Australian-bred Group 1-winning mares owned by Northern Farm are on a roll in Japan lately. Superstar filly Liberty Island (Duramente-Yankee Rose) won last weekend’s Shuka Sho G1, and Durezza (Duramente-More Than Sacred) won this weekend’s Kikuka Sho G1.

Danon Ayers Rock made ¥450 million (~$4.8 million) for Northern Farm at the 2022 JRHA Yearling Sale and he is raced by leading owner Masahiro Noda’s Danox Co. Ltd. His half-sister Riversleigh (by Duramente) has an outstanding yearling colt by Kizuna for Arrowfield’s Class of 2024.

Maurice’s affinity with mares by sons of Danehill is well-established. That nick has produced 7 stakeswinners 66 named foals bred that way, including Group 1 winners Hitotsu & Mazu, all of his 2YO stakeswinners and Maurice’s latest Australian black type winner Ganbare.

Latest news

The proof is in the numbers The proof is in the numbers

Three years ago we alerted breeders that Dundeel's stud career was about to take off. Now Maurice is in the same position & here are the numbers to prove it...

READ MORE

Willinga Beast salutes for Snitzel Willinga Beast salutes for Snitzel

Arrowfield's 4YO home-bred mare Willinga Beast gave her champion sire Snitzel his 145th career stakeswinner in Saturday's Hinkler H. LR at Eagle Farm...

READ MORE

Hitotsu’s talent meets abundant opportunity Hitotsu’s talent meets abundant opportunity

Talent & opportunity are the twin drivers of great stallion careers and Hitotsu has an abundance of both...

READ MORE