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Sorrento Salutes Racing Royalty

Star racer will be asset to sire ranks

Kerry Jack Bloodstock have been appointed to manage the career of the first South African Triple Crown winner since Horse Chestnut and the only Triple Crown winner at stud.

Louis The King - star on the trackLouis The King – star on the track

Hugely versatile, Louis The King won six of his seven starts as a three year old, from 1400m to 2400m, including the illustrious Triple Crown comprising of the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas (won by over 5 lengths), the Gr1 SA Classic and the Gr1 SA Derby.

Winning the Triple Crown is rare as a horse must be the best of his generation at 1600m to 2450m and few horses have that range, plus they must be tough and consistent to remain at peak form over an extended period.

Not only did he achieve this, but at the end of his three-year-old career he ran 3rd in the G1 Daily News, beaten just over a length by subsequent Champion & Horse of the Year, Legislate.

Then, at four, ‘Louis’ truly crowned his career when winning the Gr1 Sansui Summer Cup.

A few months later he finished second to Futura, in the Gr1 Queen’s Plate, beaten only 0.75 lengths.  His racing career was subsequently cut short due to injury.

“Louis” is by Black Minnaloushe out of Pamushana (by Rich Man’s Gold), he stands 16.1 hands and has an exceptionally laid back temperament.

His sire, Black Minnaloushe (by world class sire and sire of sires, Storm Cat) has produced G1 winners around the globe.

Both his dam sire and grandam sire are top broodmare sires, Rich Man’s Gold being the broodmare sire of G1 winners ATHINA and WAGNER, while National Emblem is the broodmare sire of recent impressive G1 Horse Chestnut S winner LEGAL EAGLE as well as SEVENTH PLAIN.

Louis The King - 2014 Triple Crown championLouis The King – 2014 Triple Crown champion

Louis the King will stand at Terry and Annabel Andrews’ Sorrento Stud in Agter-Paarl, Western Cape, and shares are available at R35 000 each.

His service fee will be set at R10 000 (R2000 nomination, R8000 live foal) – exceptional value for a horse of his racing ability.

Champion sires Jet Master, Captain Al and Dynasty are all well performed locally bred racehorses who stood their first seasons at stud at relatively low fees.

Jet Master and Dynasty stood at R12 000 while Captain Al’s service fee was a mere R4 000 at the start of his stud career!



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    1. Louis will have to very good to Emulate what the Mighty Horse has, its there for all who can read to see

  1. NOTABLE PROGENY
    USA & EUROPE
    sire of 10 SW’s (6 GSW), 30 stakes performers (11% stakes
    performers to runner), 190 winners (68% winners to runners);
    average winning distance 1469m, incl. Lucifer’s Stone (01f –
    Demons Begone, Miswaki) – Gr1; Spanish Chestnut (01c – No
    Sale George, Wild Wind) – Gr2; Askbut I Wontell (06f – Green
    Dancer, Nantallah) – Gr3(2x), SW, SP; Duveen (04c – Storm Cat,
    Pleasant Colony) – Gr3; Smart Enough (03c – Polish Numbers, Smarten) – Gr3; Rough Road Ahead (05c – Regal Classic, Tyrant)
    – SW; In Return (03f – Shadeed, Sir Ivor) – SW; Chestnut Lady
    (03f – Thunder Gulch, Northern Dancer) – SW; Charming n Lovable
    (03f – St Jovite, Majestic Prince) – SW; Buckeye Buddy (02c
    – General Meeting, Habitony) – SW; Isipingo (03c – Woodman,
    Nureyev) – Gr1/2/3 pl; Tabacchi (01c – Woodman, Briartic) – 4th
    Gr1 Belmont S.; Parviflora (03f – Chief’s Crown, Damascus) –
    Gr3 pl; Congo King (03c – Mr Redoy, High Roll) – Gr3 p; Little
    Hussy (02f – Smart Strike, Reviewer) – Gr3 pl; My Rachel (02f –
    Forty Niner, Believe It) – Gr3 pl; Cape Town Lass (01f – Highland
    Blade, Better Bee) – Gr3 pl; Chester le Street (01c – Dayjur,
    Riverman) – Gr3 pl; Cashew Nut (06f -Chief’s Crown, Damascus)
    -Gr3 pl; Parviflora (03f, Chief’s Crown, Damascus) -SW, Gr3pl;
    Isipingo (03c, Woodman, Nureyev) Gr1/Gr2/Gr3pl; Congo King
    (03c, Mr Redoy, High Roll) -Gr3plx3; Little Hussy (02f, Smart
    Strike, Reviewer) -Gr3pl; My Rachel (02f, Forty Niner, Believe It)
    -Gr3pl, SPx4; Chester le Street (01g, Dayjur, Riverman) -Gr3pl;
    Cape Town Lass (01f, Highland Blade, Better Bee) -Gr2/Gr3pl x2,
    SP x3; Chestnut Clay (05c, Conquistador Cielo, Executioner) -SP;
    Gibber’s Gold (05g, Concorde Bound, Ramsinga) -SP; Valiance
    (04c, Mark of Esteem, Ile de Bourbon) -SP; Bling (04g, Pentelicus,
    Sovereign Dancer) -SPx4; Precious Princess (04f, Dixieland
    Band, Spend a Buck) -SP; You are the Answer (04f, Boundary,
    Cox’s Ridge) -SPx3; Acajou (03f, Mr. Prospector, Alleged) -SP;
    Cologne (02f, Mr. Prospector, Danzig) -SPx2; Monopoly Pricing
    (02c, Saratoga Six, Hawaii) -SP; Tabacchi (01c, Woodman, Briartic)
    -Gr1p, SP; Aesculus (01f, Crafty Prospector, Drone) -SPx2;
    Yingyingying (01f, Clever Trick, Wavering Monarch) -SPx2 etc

    In SA From Small crops 7 stakes horses with a Group 1 winner and the broodmare sire of Smart Call

    Broodmare sire of note in USA too

    1. You have assembled an impressive litany of minor stakes winners but has he sired any winners or placed horses in the Major races like Kentucky Derby, Two Thousand Guineas, Epsom Derby, July Handicap etc, Cape Derby, SA Derby?

    1. chestnut n pearls won a “GR 1” two year old race on July day last year as did Rabada. These Two Year Old “GR 1” races are no indication of a horses’ class at all. Rabada has not won since and I don’t believe Chestnuts n Pearls either!!! Two year old “GR 1” winners are precocious and many do not train on. When I say Grade 1 winner I am talking about a PROPER Grade one.

      1. Thank you for supporting the game. I hope you punt on SafTote so that the horse chestnuts can earn the stakes

      2. 16% stakes winners to winners, the best of any locally based stallion whose progengy earned in excess of r2,5 m in 2015 season.

        1. I repeat, I hope Louis fares better than the other triple crown winner at stud, that is by producing PROPER GRADE ONE WINNERS and not these airy fairy minor stakes winners

          1. If Chestnuts n Pearls is the best for a stallion to produce then Louis has a bright future

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