Black­prince first to salute for Amer­i­cain down un­der

The Sportsman Weekend - - Chartform - By SHAYNE O’CASS

He got over 100 mares booked in a dif­fi­cult year last sea­son which shows that the word around for horse was pos­i­tive – Adam Sang­ster

MEL­BOURNE Cup win­ner Amer­i­cain has sired first crop win­ners on three con­ti­nents in­clud­ing his mile­stone de­but Aus­tralian win­ner which ar­rived last week­end in Tas­ma­nia.

Named Geegee Black­prince, the Paul and El­iz­a­beth Geard owned/bred colt streeted his nine ri­vals to win the Tas­ma­nian Sires’ Pro­duce (1400m) at Launceston.

Geegee Black­prince is out of the Geard’s in­cred­i­ble brood­mare, La Quita whose eight named foals are all win­ners.

In fact, her off­spring has won a to­tal of 48 races be­tween them, 22 of those cred­ited to the iron horse Geegees Black­flash.

Black­flash won from 1100m up to 2400m in­clud­ing two Hobart Cups, a Launceston Cup and Tas­ma­nian Derby re­tired with earn­ings of $1.19m, all of which was earned rac­ing in Tas­ma­nia.

La Quita’s other notable foals in­clude Tas­ma­nian Oaks win­ner Geegees Gold­en­girl and the stake­splaced Ge Gee’s La Quita (3rd in the Hobart Cup) and Geegees Vel­vet who was run­ner-up in a Tas­ma­nian Oaks.

La Quita is daugh­ter of Grand Lodge and a half sis­ter to SAJC Derby win­ner, Che­viot.

Foaled in 2000, La Quita’s 5th Dam is the cham­pion mare Chic­quita whose wins in­clude 1949 One Thou­sand Guineas and VRC Oaks and a swag of weight-for-age races af­ter that.

Chic­quita was mated with in­au­gu­ral Golden Slip­per win­ner Tod­man pro­duc­ing the 1964 Slip­per win­ner, Eskimo Prince.

La Quita has two foals by the Geard’s stal­lion Wordsmith and one by Clan­galang in the pipeline.

The win of her Amer­i­cain two-year-old last week­end was met with great de­light by Adam Sang­ster who stands the son of Dy­naformer at Swet­ten­ham Stud in Vic­to­ria in part­ner­ship with the fa­mous Calumet Farm in Ken­tucky.

“He has sired win­ners in North Amer­ica, France and now here,” Sang­ster said.

“There are a lot of train­ers out there that have told me that they nice ones (by Amer­i­cain) in work and when ex­pect them to give up and need some time, they keep giv­ing.

“He got over 100 mares booked in a dif­fi­cult year last sea­son which shows that the word around for

horse was pos­i­tive. There are some pretty good judges who do like them.

“He throws a look­ing horse and he’s got the stock so it’s re­ally up to him now,” he added.

Geegee Black­prince was Amer­i­cain’s first Aus­tralian win­ner as a sire in when he took out last week’s Tas­ma­nian Sires’ Pro­duce

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