Sir Patrick on Cape Blanco: Magnificent

22 Aug 2012

New Zealand’s most successful thoroughbred breeder, Sir Patrick Hogan, had a spring in his step this morning when first laying his eyes on Cape Blanco after the five time Group One winner arrived at his Cambridge Stud at 5.30am this morning.


“He’s a magnificent individual,” Sir Patrick reported.


“It’s not difficult to understand why he was a champion racehorse able to make it five Group One victories,” he added.


The Coolmore-owned Cape Blanco shuttles to Cambridge Stud after a racetrack career which saw him win the Irish Derby and Irish Champion Stakes at three and train on to win the Man o’ War Stakes, Arlington Million and Joe Hirsch Turf Classic, on turf, as a four-year-old in America.


Like superstar racehorse Frankel, Cape Blanco is a son of Galileo who currently has 30 individual Group One winners to his credit and currently leads both the English and Irish Stallion Premierships.


Cape Blanco’s fee at Cambridge Stud has been set at a very competitive $20,000 + gst and a live foal guarantee applies.


Cape Blanco will be paraded in public for the first time at the Waikato Breeders’ Stallion Parade this Saturday, commencing at Cambridge Stud, at 12.30pm.

Cape Blanco - arrived at Cambridge Stud this morning