Alfred Nobel (Ire) and Balmont (USA) will be presented to breeders and guests in a parade at Lynward Park Stud, 2140 Great Northern Highway, Bullsbrook, starting at 11am on Sunday, September 9.
Alfred Nobel has just arrived back from Coolmore Stud, County Tipperary, Ireland, to stand his second season with us.
We firmly believe he ticks all the stallion ‘pre-requisite’ boxes.
Alfred Nobel was a brilliant racehorse winning both the historic Group 1 Phoenix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes in Ireland, where he was the champion two-year-old. He is by Danehill Dancer, the best sire son of the immortal Danehill, and his second and third dams, Dazzling Park and Park Express, were both European champions.
Even more importantly for WA breeders, Alfred Nobel is closely related to New Approach, the champion 2Y0 and 3Y0 European colt, the winner of five at Group 1, including the English Derby, and this year’s leading first-season European sire.
International Thoroughbred described Alfred Nobel’s breeding as: “A family that says juvenile class as well as speed and Classic ability.”
Coolmore Stud, the world’s most successful breeding operation, have shown their faith in Alfred Nobel by retaining northern hemisphere ownership. His first-crop foals born in Ireland have been outstanding and have led to a number of re-bookings from some of that countries most successful breeders.
Balmont was also outstanding on the track winning the time-honoured Group 1 Middle Park Stakes and Group 2 Gimcrack Stakes in England and he trained on to be placed in both the Group 1 July Cup and Golden Jubilee Stakes. He is by Stravinsky, the sire of Mungrup Stud’s Oratorio, and is a half-brother to the champion US 3Y0 Eskendereya.
Eskendereya won the Group 2 Fountain Of Youth Stakes in the US by 8 1/2-lengths then followed up by winning the Group 1 Wood Memorial Stakes by 9 3/4-lengths. He was an odds on favourite for the 2010 Kentucky Derby but broke down on the eve of the ‘Run for the Roses.’
US form guru Andrew Beyer rated Eskendereya the best 3Y0 to have raced in the US for 10 years.
Balmont, who comes from the same maternal line as Northern Dancer, Danehill and Halo, has sired 11 individual winners from limited opportunities.
Ted and Troy van Heemst and John Chalmers will be on hand to answer any queries. Light refreshments will be provided.
We would appreciate an RSVP for catering purposes. This can be made to Barry Farmer at email@example.com or Troy van Heemst at lynwardparkstud.com.au