Hong Kong owned Eliza Park International has changed its name to Sun Stud.
And with that re-branding comes the announcement that two exciting new sires will join their stallion roster over the next two seasons.
The name change comes after the initial purchase of the racing and breeding operation by Sun International Chairman Ting Kong Cheng from previous owner Leigh Fleming in 2013.
Sun Stud will continue to operate farms in both Victoria and Queensland and is determined to grow its presence both domestically and internationally. It purchased a number of colts at the Gold Coast Magic Millions and Inglis Easter Sales this year and the country’s leading trainers will nurture the careers of these potential stallion prospects.
This coming breeding season, More Than Ready stakes winner Ready For Victory has been added to Sun Stud’s Victorian roster at a $9,900 (inc gst) service fee.
“Ready For Victory was an explosive 2YO who won a stakes race on debut – so well, in fact, Mick Price suggested we put him straight into the Golden Slipper,” Sun Stud’s managing director Danielle Cheng said.
“He ran fourth but was very unlucky and Nick Hall believes the colt’s inexperience cost him the race.”
Racing on at three, he was placed in the Group 3 McNeil Stakes, Group 2 Danehill Stakes and Group 1 Caulfield Guineas but Price reckons racing fans never got to see the best of him.
“Sure, he was a terrific 2yo and should have won the Slipper but he was always going to…mature into a versatile three and four year-old.
“Unfortunately, he suffered an injury in the Caulfield Guineas and we just couldn’t get him right after that. I just hope he throws them with the same type and temperament because I will be lining up to get them.”
Sun Stud also announced it has purchased a stake in Group 1 Australian Guineas winner Palentino (Teofilo). He will race on with trainer Darren Weir before retiring to Sun Stud’s Victorian base at Kerrie in 2017.
“There were a number of studs pursuing Palentino and we have been fortunate enough to secure a 50% share in him,” Sun’s sales manager Mark Lindsay said.
“He’s the type of colt we want to stand and make available to our clients.”
A Live Foal Payment applies for Ready For Victory (and all other stallions) at Sun Stud. For further information, please phone Sales & Nominations manager Mark Lindsay on 0416 334 338.