PHENOMENAL STAKES PRODUCER
Sire of 2011 and 2012 Hong Kong Horse of the Year, Ambitious Dragon
Sire of 2009-10 ‘NZ Filly Of The Year’, Katie Lee
If a stallion is judged by his consistency and by his ability to get winners at the highest level, then Pins has few peers.
SNIPPETS - NO FINER BY KAORU STAR BAY 1996 16.1hh
2013 fee $37,500 +gst
AUSTRALIA’S TRIPLE CROWN HERO PINS IS A PROFESSIONAL HEADLINE-MAKER
Year after year, PINS’ elite progeny have dominated black-type racing across the globe: “El Segundo Claims Cox Plate”, “Katie Lee Creates NZ History”, “Oaks Heroine Legs Takes Kelt”, “New Zealander Our Nautique Wins All American”, “Waikato Blitzes Singapore QEII Cup”, or recent stand out “Ambitious Dragon Crowned Hong Kong Horse of the Year”.
The nine-time G1 producing stallion was awarded Hong Kong’s Champion Sire title in 2010/11 and added further lustre to his sire record with New Zealand’s Centaine Award for global earnings for 2010/11 and 2011/12.
2011 and 2012 Horse of the Year AMBITIOUS DRAGON has continued to advance Pins’ superiority in Hong Kong this term, with incredible international glory garnered over the best the wold could offer in the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Mile.
All up, PINS has amassed 50 individual stakes winners, with headline G1 acts including AMBITIOUS DRAGON, EL SEGUNDO, KATIE LEE, LEGS, POROTENE GEM, ECONSUL, WAIKATO, RED GLORY and LIM’S PRESTIGE.
With 50 Stakes winners, PINS is now celebrated as one of New Zealand's top dozen stakes producers of all time.
In 2012/13, PINS has already registered eight black-type progeny:
- G1 HKJC Longines Hong Kong Mile, HK-1 Queen's Silver Jubilee Cup and HK-2 Sha Tin Trophy winner, AMBITIOUS DRAGON
- G2 ATC Shannon Stakes (1500m) and G3 Cameron Hcp winner, ROLLING PIN
- G2 Travis (2000m), PIMMS TIME
- L Counties Bowl winner, SHANDREAM
- L Lion Red plate winner, ASPINAL
- L WRC Anniverary Hcp winner, GLAD
- L Bunbury Stakes, PIN ROUGE
- L NZB Insurance Stakes winner, ANNABEL ROSE
PINS is also leaving his early mark as a broodmare sire with the 7 individual stakes winners headed by Queensland Carnival sensation BRAMBLES, plus GOLDEN ARCHER, HIGH FASHION, DOWAGER QUEEN, LOPOV, ASAVANT and MARSEILLE ROULETTE.
His outstanding career figures of 69.3% winners-to-runners; 7.2% stakes winners-to-runners; and average of 8.8 individual stakes winners per season have ensured strong sale-ring demand.
Selling up to $775,000, PINS realised an average of $105,400 at the 2013 Karaka Yearling Sale Series.
PINS is the leading sire son of the influential stallion SNIPPETS and is free of DANEHILL/DANZIG blood.
2013 SERVICE FEE $37,500 plus gst, live foal guarantee