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Cornerstone Stud Stallion Parade - Pictorial Report

1 September  2013

It was a warm and sunny day for the Cornerstone Stallion Parade so perfect weather to inspect the impressive line up of stallions standing this spring. 

Now acquired in full by Sam Hayes and Darren Thomas this property which has seen champion stallions housed in the stallion barns in the 1980s is now centrepiece of thoroughbred breeding in South Australia and the equivalent or better than what can be found interstate when it comes to all services involved in breeding champions of the future.  Renown vet Campbell Baker is only minutes away and there is reproductive specialist vet Brad Newman in residence during the breeding season in the spring along with a massive team of experienced staff to ensure the best chance of getting in foal and then at foaling time giving that foal the best start in life possible for its future.

The property which in the past saw many champions born and raised continues to be a fantastic environment for young horses to grow and prosper.  Racehorse agistment is also available for spelling between campaigns in the fertile paddocks of Angaston.

Another innovation at Cornerstone Stud is that a guest house has been set up on the stud where owners can come and visit their horses and stay overnight on the property.  Stallion information is below and you can visit the stud's website at www.cornerstonestud.com.au 


Of the the stallions making his debut at Cornerstone Stud (and his first season at stud) is Ambidexter who was sired by the stunning Commands from the Quest for Fame mare Dextrous who won the 2013 Hunter Valley Broodmare of the year award.  She is the dam of not only Ambidexter but Group 1 winner Skilled (who is at stud interstate which resulted in the opportunity for Ambidexter to stand in South Australia) and the colt Sidestep who won the Pago Pago Stakes before running second in the Golden Slipper earlier in 2013.  Ambidexter had 15 race starts for 3 wins and 6 placings including wins in the Group 2 Theo Marks Sprint and Ming Dynasty Quality while he was narrowly beaten in the Epsom Hcp and was less than a length from the winner in the Randwick Guineas and Rosehill Guineas.  Ambidexter stands at a fee of $6,600 
Barely a Moment

On the racetrack Barely a Moment was three races at Group 1 level including the Toorak Hcp while he was also runner up in the Caulfield Guineas and Salinger Stakes and he was a Group 1 performer at 2,3 and 4 years.  By Gilded Time from the Danehill mare Lady Danna Barely a Moment has sired over 86 winners earning over 4.3 million including the Group 1 winner Moment of Change and Group 2 winner So Swift from relatively small books compared to his Hunter Valley counterparts.  He has also sired winners Hong Kong, Singapore and Malaysia with his stock popular at yearling sales with buyers from region in particular.  Barely a Moment stands at the value for money fee of $4,950

One of the best credentialed stallions standing in Australia this spring is the shuttle stallion Dalakhani who is standing in arrangement with the Aga Khan's Gilltown Stud Ireland.  Dalakhani was an amazing racehorse where he won 8 of his 9 starts with his only defeat being in the Group 1 Irish Derby.  As a 2yo he won the Group 1 Criterium International and two other races before returning as a 3yo to win the Group 1 Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe plus the Group 1 Prix Lupin and Group 1 Prix du Jockey Club plus 2 other Group 2 races. 

Sired by Shirley Heights stallion Darshaan he is from the Miswaki mare Daltawa who also produced the superstar Daylami who won 7 Group 1s and went on to be a successful sire during his short time at stud amongst her 6 winning foals.  Dalakhani went to stud in 2004 and has sired over 30 stakeswinners including Reliable Man who made such an impression in winning the Queen Elizabeth Stakes at Randwick and Moonstone the winner of the Group 1 Irish Oaks.  Free of many of the dominant sirelines in Australia in recent times he is an excellent option for Northern Dancer and Danehill line mares.

Dalakhani stands for $22,000 

De Beers

By Quest for Fame and from the Danehill mare Chimeara who is from the damline of Eight Carat De Beers has made a promising start to his stud career with his oldest progeny only just starting their 4yo season.  On the racetrack De Beers won the Rosehill Guineas and deadheated with Stratum for second in the Roman Consul Stakes.  He was also second in the AJC Derby and Hobartville Stakes and as a yearling sold for $750,000.

His progeny continue to improve with age where his list of winners including the city performers Debeersonus, Whitten's Brew, Tudor Armov, Clandarbhen, etc.   De Beers stands at a fee of $3,300
Good Journey

Good Journey is by Nureyev and is from the Damascus line mare Chimes of Freedom and was basically used as a private stallion in Australia from 2003 to 2006.  When he moved to Cornerstone Stud in 2008 the live foals from that season produced was over double any of the previous 4 seasons Good Journey was at stud.  A winner of 7 of his 16 starts including the Gr 1 Atto Mile with 8 placings Good Journey has sired over 115 winners with limited Australian stock of racing age including the Group 1 winners Happy Trails and Grand Journey plus the Group 2 winner Sound Journey.  As a shuttle stallion Good Journey had not been at earlier stallion parades so this was the first time he was paraded as part of a stallion parade at Cornerstone Stud so breeders had a chance to see him in the flesh.

Good Journey stands for a fee of $9,900


The senior stallion at Cornerstone is Hussonet who is now 22yo but you wouldn't know it by looking at him. After conquering all stallion records in Chile he was imported to Australia and stood in the Hunter Valley where he sired numerous Group 1 winners including Weekend Hussler, Eagle Falls, Reaan, etc to take his overall total to 29 group 1 winners amongst his 88 stakeswinners.  Free of Northern Dancer blood Hussonet also goes will with Danehill line mares and is also the sire of a number of young stallions at stud including Champion first season sire 2011/2012 Husson, Host, Husson Lightning, Reaan, Trotmondo, etc and he is also the broodmare sire of over 30 stakeswinners. 

Hussonet stands for a fee of $22,000


Reaan (By Hussonet from Danehill mare Ribe) is the winner of the Blue Diamond Stakes defeating All American  during his short racing career of 8 starts for 3 wins and a placing before heading to stud in 2009.  His first crop are just starting their 3yo season but he is already the sire of stakesplaced Lannister and other winners include I'm Too Sexy, Run Like Reaan, etc

Reaan was the first Australian bred Group 1 winner by Hussonet sent to stud and with his yearling prices continuing to climb served his biggest book of mares so far last spring.  Reaan stands this season for $8,250
Super Kid

Super Kid is by the UK bred sire Gaius who stood in New Zealand and was the sire of Lord Majestic and Cavalieri and is from the Pompeii Court mare Pompeii Pride.  Super Kid started his career in New Zealand as Cheerine Kid where he was the Highview Guineas and was placed in the Group 1 Levin Bayer Classic he was then sent to Hong Kong and his name changed to Super Kid.  The he won two Group 1 races and became 1 of only two winners for the Hong Kong Triple Crown.  Sent to Australia in the spring he was second to fellow sire Barely a Moment in the Dubai Duty Free and Toorak Hcp both Group 1s before returning to Hong Kong to win two more stakesraces including the Gr 1 Gold Cup.

Super Kid's oldest progeny are 3yos of the 2013/14 racing season and he stood as a private stallion for his owner during previous stud seasons.  He currently has only 15 named foals with the first 4 recently starting their careers and showing early promise.  Super Kid stands at a fee of $2,200

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