Leneva Park to Stand Fierce Impact

Media Release - Tuesday February 9

Leneva Park and Matthew Smith Racing are proud to announce that three-time Group 1 winner Fierce Impact will stand his first season at stud at Leneva Park Seymour after the completion of his 2021 autumn racing campaign.

Fierce Impact will stand at Leneva Park.

Fierce Impact boasts an exceptional international pedigree, soundness, toughness and a sparkling Group 1 record in Australia; he is the proven WFA horse that Victorian breeders have been waiting for.

“This is an extremely exciting announcement for Leneva Park but also for the Victorian thoroughbred industry; Fierce Impact is a super horse,” said Leneva Park Bloodstock Advisor Michael Sharkie.

“We are thrilled that the ownership group, trainer Matt Smith and Mark Pilkington have put their faith in Leneva Park to carry Fierce Impact forward as a stallion and we are so excited to join them this autumn as we chase more Group 1 success together.”

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A handsome and beautifully conformed son of international sire phenomenon Deep Impact, Fierce Impact was a A$900,000 foal when sold at the 2014 Select Sale in Japan. He began his racing career in the United Kingdom where he was a precocious 2YO winner on debut and placed at Listed level as a 3YO before being sold to Australian interests.

In Australia Fierce Impact flourished, becoming Australia’s best performed miler thanks to Group 1 victories in the 2019 G1 Toorak Handicap, 2019 G1 Cantala Stakes and 2020 G1 WFA Makybe Diva Stakes, as well as multiple Group 1 placings at 1400m and 1600m along with the Group 3 Summer Cup at Rosehill at 2000m.

In victory Fierce Impact has defeated 17 individual Group 1 winners including Russian Camelot at the peak of his powers.

“He is such a tough, hardy horse. He’s a very special individual and has been perfectly sound right through his career, he just keeps getting better,” said trainer Matthew Smith.

“He is a Group 1 class horse from 1400m – 2000m with a great turn of foot and I think he’s a horse that breeders will really get behind.”

Deep Impact is a sire that needs no introduction, as the source of an incredible 159 stakes winners world-wide at a rate of 14.87% stakes winners to runners; Deep Impact’s sire sons are producing stakes winners at an impressive rate of 10.37% SW to runners which bodes well for Fierce Impact.

Leneva Park have purchased a significant stake in Fierce Impact with limited shares available to breeders and investors inclusive of 2021 racing rights and breeding rights thereafter.

“Given his pedigree, there’s no reason why Fierce Impact won’t produce high class two-year-old winners as well as horses capable of winning a Caulfield Guineas, Doncaster or a Cox Plate.

We’ve already had calls from breeders keen to invest in his future, the added bonus of racing the horse in major Group 1 races this autumn is really appealing,” said Sharkie.

Fierce Impact will commence his 2021 campaign in March, most likely in the $1million Group 1 George Ryder Stakes, with the $3million Doncaster Mile, $4million Queen Elizabeth Stakes and the $700,000 Doomben Cup all possible targets thereafter.

“We’ve taken our time with him after the Cox Plate but he’s going super, he’s going as well as ever,” said Smith.

“It’s been an amazing journey so far and I’m sure he’s got more to give before he retires to Leneva park.”

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