Sir Patrick Hogan bullish on Burgundy

20 Jun 2013

New Zealand’s most successful thoroughbred breeder, Sir Patrick Hogan, was full of enthusiasm when he spoke of the merits of Cambridge Stud’s new stallion acquisition Burgundy (Redoute’s Choice ex Grand Echezeaux, by Zabeel) today.


“Cambridge Stud stood Sir Tristram and still stands his most successful son, Zabeel.  I believe I’ve found the right horse to continue that tradition with Burgundy being from a Group One-winning daughter of Zabeel,” said Sir Patrick.


“This is an impact pedigree; when I look at every horse in Burgundy’s 8 generation grid, I can’t see a poor-performing or poor-producing horse top or bottom,” he added.


Sir Patrick describes Burgundy’s catalogue page as “one to die for”.


“It’s a remarkable page with Redoute’s Choice, Danehill, Grand Exchezeaux, Zabeel, Darci Brahma and Ethereal all being Group One winners,”


Burgundy made NZ$1.3m as a New Zealand Bloodstock Karaka Premier Yearling, being purchased by leading syndicator David Ellis and was trained at his Te Akau Stables in Matamata by Jason Bridgman.


Burgundy raced 12 times for 7 wins and 3 thirds.  He competed in 10 Group or Listed races, won 5 (Gr.3 and 4 x Listed Races) of them & was placed in 3 others including a third placing in this year’s Group One Telegraph Handicap (1200m).  His winning range was 1200m to 1600m.


Like the successful young sires Stratum, Snitzel and Not a Single Doubt, Burgundy is a son of Redoute’s Choice (Danehill), the sire of 105 individual black type winners including 23 individual Group One winners.


Burgundy’s half-brother Darci Brahma (Danehill) is one of New Zealand’s most commercial young stallions with 10 black type winners including the Gr.1 winners Recite, Nashville and Artistic, not to mention the outstanding Singapore performer Super Easy.


Bred by Peter and Philip Vela at their Pencarrow Stud, Burgundy is closely related to Ethereal, the Champion Stayer of Australia and New Zealand in 2002.  Her 8 wins included the Melbourne Cup, Caulfield Cup, BMW Stakes and Queensland Oaks.


Burgundy’s first season fee has been set at $7,000 + gst (LFG).