Mastercraftsman enjoys early success

Like Alfred Nobel, Mastercraftsman is a son of champion sire Danehill Dancer.

Danehill Dancer enjoyed a memorable Royal Ascot carnival last week where he sired three further stakes winners including Gr.2 winners Duntle and Hillstar bringing his tally of stakes winners to a staggering 147.

Recent York winner, The Great Gatsby increases the tally of individual winners for Mastercraftsman to eight and he is currently placed in second position on the European First Season Sires table.  The first Southern Hemisphere runners for Mastercraftsman will step out in the new season.

While Mastercraftsman stands at Windsor Park in NZ for a fee of $17,500 and Danehill Dancer, now in the twilight of his career, stands at Coolmore in Ireland for E40,000, Alfred Nobel will shuttle from Coolmore to stand at Lynward Park Stud for only $7,150.

The value of Alfred Nobel is obvious by comparison.

Dane­hill Dancer was the Irish Cham­pion 2YO, win­ning twice at group 1 level.  His career high­light was a vic­tory in the Pheonix Stakes (Ire-G1), a feat his son Alfred Nobel, repeated.

By winning the Rail­way Stakes (Ire-G2) and Phoenix Stakes (Ire-G1) dou­ble, Alfred Nobel joins recent winners, Mastercraftsman, Holy Roman Emperor and George Washington.