An outstanding, multiple Group winning Gooree Park homebred sire has been relocated to Springview Park in North East Victoria.
Peter and Leah Smith have proudly announced that the former Gai Waterhouse trained sprinter Swift Alliance is moving to their Euroa farm.
“He is a really beautiful horse with an outstanding temperament,” Peter Smith said.
When discovering that the horse was on the market, Smith jumped at the opportunity to stand the member of the hardy Sir Tristram line noting that Swift Alliance is a horse who ticks every box for the owner/breeder.
“I really think that front running speed horses make good stallions and Swift Alliance had plenty of pace and a great turn of foot,” Smith said.
“Not many horses win five stakes races and he did it over three seasons, proving his class, toughness and durability.”
“And he retired sound, something those who breed to race are going to appreciate.”
He recorded a two length victory in the Listed Show County Quality in Sydney and then travelled south to Melbourne.
There he won the Group 3 Bobbie Lewis Quality down the famous Flemington straight.
“He is such a terrific racehorse. I thought he was going to run a nice fifth but then he just went whoosh and accelerated like the very good galloper he is,” Gai Waterhouse said after the win.
Swift Alliance enhanced his form the following autumn with another Group 3 victory before a close and gutsy second in the Group 1 Galaxy.
Retiring to stud having performed consistently at high level over three seasons, Swift Alliance won nine of his 19 starts, amassing in excess of $628,000 in stakes.
The particularly handsome Swift Alliance is one of ten stakes winners sired by the underrated Don Eduardo who was considered by many great judges – such as George Smith, Sir Patrick Hogan and Gai Waterhouse – to be the best yearling ever to go through a southern hemisphere sale.
Like his son, Don Eduardo was a horse who knew how to find the line, during the summer and autumn of 2002 stringing together four impressive victories – each time rising in class.
Swift Alliance is one of three black type performers produced by the imported Silver Deputy mare Visual Emotion, also dam of the Group One placed dual Group Three winner Sultry Feeling and grand-dam of the Group Two Shannon Stakes winner Rock Sturdy.
This is a high class international family, one that has also produced the big race winners Selmis, Serape, Hawkbill, Tiz Miz Sue, Admiral Kitten and the Breeders Cup Mile winning champion stallion Cozzene.
The new Springhurst sire is totally free of Danehill blood and provides Victorian breeders a great outcross for Danehill line mares
Swift Alliance makes his Victorian debut at a fee of $3300 (incl gst).
More information: Peter Smith on 0418 531 255