World renowned sireline
from Broodmare of the Year.
The Guineas races at three have long been a rich source of future champion sires. Redoute's Choice, Lonhro, Saddler's Wells and Zabeel were Guineas winners. Good company for Rios to keep.
Hussonet - Gussy Godiva by Last Tycoon Bay 2004
2013 fee $4,000 +gst
BLUE BLOOD GUINEAS HERO RIOS IS A YOUNG SIRE RICH IN G1 REFINEMENT
The beautifully bred G1 performer combines the potent bloodlines of New Zealand Broodmare of the Year GUSSY GODIVA and world-renowned G1 sire HUSSONET.
Underlining a genuine G1 pedigree, RIOS is a half-brother to the AJC Derby winner and Caulfield Cup runner-up ROMAN EMPEROR. His dam is a half-sister to USA G1 winner BLACK MAMBA and hails from the family of Australasian Oaks winner TULLY THUNDER and VRC Oaks winner SANDERAE.
HUSSONET, seven-time champion sire of 87 stakes winners, injects immense G1 flavour. His 28 individual G1 winners across five different countries include AUSTRALIAN HORSE OF THE YEAR WEEKEND HUSSLER (G1 x 7), A GOLD TRAIL, EAGLE FALLS and REAAN.
RIOS inherited this G1 ability, proving himself as a high quality three-year-old by defeating the Australian G1 winner ALAMOSA in the Wellington Guineas – a race also won by G1 sires DARCI BRAHMA, BALMERINO and VICE REGAL.
Also at three, RIOS won the ARC Bonecrusher Stakes, and placed amongst the best of his generation in the G1 NZ Two Thousand Guineas and G2 STC Tulloch Stakes at Rosehill.
RIOS completed his six-strong race record at four with Listed success over 1600m.
The handsome entire’s first full crop of yearlngs in 2013 met strong breeder approval, impressing onlookers with their strength and athletic qualities.
RIOS remains the only representative of MR PROSPECTOR’s champion son HUSSONET at stud in New Zealand.
Bred on the same MR PROSPECTOR – LAST TYCOON cross as Japanese sire sensation, KING KAMEHAMEHA and the G1 star SLUMDOGMILLIONAIRE. He is also a three-quarter-brother in blood to rising Hong Kong star GLORIOUS DAYS and is free of DANEHILL/DANZIG blood.
2013 SERVICE FEE $4,000 plus gst, live foal guarantee.