TBV has the very sad task of passing on a message from our Stallion Farm members Ridgeview Park about the passing of their sire Bianconi. TBV sends it condolences to Phil and Fiona Sloane at the Muskerry farm.
Bianconi originally stood in Victoria at Swettenham Stud (from 2000) and transferred to Ridgeview Park in 2014. He has bred 19 stakes winners including multiple Group 1 winning Nicconi (who is now a successful young sire himself). Bianconi progeny remain prolific winners with no less than 42 this season and no doubt many more to come in future seasons.
MESSAGE FROM PHIL & FIONA SLOANE AT RIDGEVIEW PARK:
“It is with great sadness and disbelief that we have lost our other stallion Bianconi.
“Bianconi was diagnosed with spinal cord damage, possible due to arthritis, which left his back legs paralysed and could not get up. Many thanks to Mike and Sarah from Bendigo Equine Clinic for everything they had done over the last 24hrs to try and save him. Thankyou also to our tremendous staff for all your help.
“Bianconi (Danzig x Fall Aspen) was a Champion 3YO Sprinter in Ireland, Group 2 winner and Group 3 placed. He has done a tremendous job at Stud covering over 1460 mares. From 911 starters he has had 560 individual winners, 61.5% ratio and over $36 million in prizemoney. The Sire of 19 Stakeswinners and 31 Stakes Placegetters.
He still gets winners every week and his legacy will live on for a long time. RIP old fella it was a pleasure to own you.”