Stallion Manager Kerry Jack has thanked all those who attended the launch of exciting new stallion Louis The King recently.
If you weren’t able to get to the launch, enjoy the video.
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 – he will stand at Sorrento Stud in the Western Cape.
A versatile athlete, Louis The King won six of his seven starts as a three year old, from 1400m to 2400m, including the SA Triple Crown comprising of the Gr2 Gauteng Guineas (won by over 5 lengths), the Gr1 SA Classic and the Gr1 SA Derby.
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, he 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 Gr1 winners around the globe.
Both his dam sire and grandam sire are top broodmare sires, Rich Man’s Gold being the broodmare sire of Gr1 winners Athina and Wagner, while National Emblem is the broodmare sire of recent impressive Gr1 Horse Chestnut Stakes winner Legal Eagle, as well as the very talented Seventh Plain.
His service fee will be set at R10 000 (R2000 nomination, R8000 live foal) – exceptional value for a horse of his racing ability.