Sun Stud's Fiorente Sowing the Seeds for Success

Media Release - Thursday September 24

Victoria’s Champion Second Season Sire FIORENTE has covered in excess of 300 mares over the past two seasons, including the dams of both CELESTINE and CETSHWAYO - two hugely impressive winners at Flemington on Wednesday.

Three-year-old filly CELESTINE stretched her unbeaten record to three with a blistering 1000m win, while three-year-old gelding CETSHWAYO's swooping 1800m victory, at just his second race start, saw him firm dramatically in betting for the Group 1 VRC Derby.

Fiorente

“It’s exciting to see what’s coming through for Fiorente. Having covered the dams of these two progressive three-year-old’s is a prime example of what we have to look forward to in the seasons ahead," Sun Stud’s Nominations Manager, Phil Marshall, points out.

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“With 5 stakes winners and over $6.5m in progeny earnings from his first two crops alone, the stallion has proven himself to be a real asset to the Victorian breeding industry.”

Interestingly, FIORENTE’s stakes winners have done the job over a variety of distances - 1400m (3YO Group 2), 1600m (2YO Listed), 2000m (3YO Listed), 2040m (3YO Group 2) & 2500m (3YO Group 3) - which was a hallmark of Fiorente himself, given his brilliant acceleration which enabled him perform at Group 1 level over 1400m, on his way to Group 1 glory at 2000m in the Australian Cup and 3200m in the iconic Melbourne Cup.

FIORENTE’s runners have fired out of the blocks for the new racing season too, with the stallion posting 10 winners for the month of August, including Don’t Doubt Dory, who holds both Caulfield and Melbourne Cup nominations.

A quick glance at FIORENTE’s covers reveal stakes winners, renowned producers and well related mares aplenty for the son of Monsun, among them Rosa Perlato (dam of Hawkshot), Always Discreet (half to Maybe Discreet), Vanity Sky (dam of I Am Someone), She’s Archie (Melbourne Cup runner-up), Shabtis (dam of Take Pride), Pirate’s Sirene (dam of Jerilderie Letter), Our Sea Goddess (daughter of Seachange), Madam Gangster (multiple Group winner), Lacey Underall (Adelaide Cup winner), L’Inquistor (dam of Moor Gait), Detox (half to Alcopop), Desert Lashes (Stakes winner), Gibraltar Storm (dam of Reykjavik) etc.

“The quantity and quality of mares covered over the last couple of seasons is going to hold this stallion in really good stead for the future,” Marshall adds.

FIORENTE stands for an advertised service fee of $17,600 inc GST at Sun Stud in Kerrie, Victoria.

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