Peter Smith’s Springview Farm in Euroa is excited to be standing the new blue-blooded stallion Mezyaan for the upcoming breeding season.
Bred in the purple, the impressive colt will stand alongside Swift Alliance, who has just had his fourth winner from four named foals from his debut crop, including the talented galloper, Clarton Super in Singapore.
Mezyaan is from one of the most sought after families in the Australian Studbook, being a close relation to Champion stallions Encosta De Lago and Flying Spur.
By 2010/2011 champion sire, Lonhro, Mezyaan is out of the Al Maher mare Zyoon, a daughter of Shoal Creek.
Zyoon, a half-sister to Encosta De Lago, was unraced and has produced two winners from four named foals, including Wayed Zain (High Chaparral), who now stands at Victoria’s Riverbank Farm, and Eyre (More Than Ready). His third dam Rolls, produced Flying Spur.
“When I saw him up for sale, I was attracted to his pedigree and did some research. I am excited that I have been able to buy into such an amazing family, with Rolls and Shoal Creek on the female side, and the incredible horses that they have produced.”
Trained by Gai Waterhouse, he showed a lot of promise as a juvenile, before an unfortunate sesamoid injury.
“He showed he had the speed, he was a fast horse that had that sprinter look about him,” Smith said.
Although the injury wasn’t career threatening as a racehorse, it was career threatening as a potential stallion.
“He is a big solid horse, so the only way to race him on would be to geld him and undergo a lengthy rehabilitation process. I wasn’t prepared to do that as I bought him for his pedigree, his looks and his temperament,” Smith said.
“I am doing some light trotting and fitness work with him at the moment, which he enjoys and he has tightened right up and looks like a racehorse now. We are going to support him, as he’s a very nice type of horse and there is no reason why he can’t breed quality horses himself.”
Peter Smith, a well-respected local trainer, has about 20 gallopers currently in work.
“As a trainer, you understand how important temperament is, and Mezyaan is outstanding to deal with, he is just a beautiful animal. Couple that with his pedigree, and your on a winner,” Smith said.
“If the horse has the ability without a good temperament, you won’t get the best out of them; you need both to get a top-class horse.”
“We look after every stage of a horse’s development,” Smith said of Springview Park and its facilities.
“Whether it is covering a mare, handling a stallion, foaling down or weaning. We also offer education and breaking in of youngsters, as well providing pre-training and full training for horses currently racing.”
For further details on Mezyaan who stands for $2,200 (Inc. GST) or Swift Alliance who stands for $3300 (Inc. GST) please contact Peter Smith on 0418 531 255.