So You Want to Breed a Cup Winner?
Media Release - Monday November 20
Much has been written about the difficulties of buying or breeding the winner of one of our iconic Cup races here in Australia, but this stud believes they have the answer.

Now standing at Brisbane Meadows on the Southern Highlands, Pendragon is a proven sire of iconic Cup winners having sired Mercurial Lad to win the time honoured Snake Gully Cup at Gundagai last week, Alfred the Great to win the Bong Bong Cup for James Cummings last year and Colour of Money to win it the year before for Cummings in 2015.

PendragonCountry racing has never had it so good and a good country Cups horse can be a great money spinner for the owner breeder.

Alfred the Great has won over $70,000 in prizemoney, Colour of Money has won over $112,000 and Mercurial Lad has won over $150,000!

It's been a great month for Pendragon, who has sired eight winners since November 1 including four on Melbourne Cup Day.

Among those winners is lightly raced Sky Boy, who scored a dominant victory at Canterbury on November 1 for Anthony and Edward Cummings before heading south for a crack at Black Type.

Sky Boy drew the outside in a field of 14 on Oaks Day at Flemington in the Listed VRC Seppelt Wines Stakes over 1800 metres and did a great job to grab third at just his fifth race start.

Given that Pendragon's stock just get better and better with maturity, he looms as a certain future stakes-winner as his career unfolds.

For owner breeders looking to produce a horse to have fun with over a period of years and collect cup type trophies to adorn 'the pool room', Pendragon is a low cost, proven option priced at $5,500.

Miss GunpowderHe has 57.6% winners to runners with 71 of his 127 runners emerging as winners headed by Group II winner Miss Gunpowder, who sold for $700,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this year as a racing/breeding prospect.

For broodmare owners considering Pendragon, time is on the wing, but it's not too late.

Breeding late in the season is not a negative with some of our best horses foaled on the cusp of summer.

VRC Oaks queen Pinot was foaled on November 3, ten-time Group I winner So You Think on November 11 and the mighty Lonhro on December 10, so a foal born in late spring has no less chance of finding racetrack success than any other.

For more information contact:
Fiona Mylan