New stallions at work
Exciting times lie ahead for Rich Hill Stud with milestone events in the careers of stallion newcomers Jimmy Choux and Shocking eagerly awaited.
The Walton farm’s dynamic duo were two of Australasia’s finest racetrack performers of recent seasons and have attracted the breeder interest to be expected of their race records and pedigrees.
‘‘We’re thrilled to offer two horses of such quality at Rich Hill and the response to them has been outstanding,’’ studmaster John Thompson said.
‘‘It’s been a real coup for us and they complement our roster so well alongside the proven pair of Pentire and Any Suggestion.’’
The winner of five group one titles and runner-up in the Cox Plate, the charismatic Jimmy Choux stood his first season at Rich Hill 2012 and his first welcomed later this year.
The son of the ill-fated champion sire Thorn Park was blessed with an outstanding first book of 110 mares. They included proven stakes performers, stakes producers and multiple winners including Bankside Belle, Beejay Belle, Dominatrix, Killa Loox, Kincaple Belle, Kohinoor, Lamington Vegas, Luna Tudor, Material Girl, Peggy O’Reilly, Pesky, Ruqqaya, Seven Schillings, Sheila Cheval, Starzeel and Vedodara.
Shocking retired to Rich Hill in 2011 after memorable victories in the Melbourne Cup and the Australian Cup.
The son of the potent Street Cry and a Danehill mare, his first crop have made a favourable impression and his yearlings will debut at Karaka in early 2014.
Big year ahead: Jimmy Choux at Rich Hill Stud.