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Posted 2021-03-25 06:03:44  
South African BRED DAILY News winner to Stud in Australia

Yulong Stud are proud to announce that dual international Group 1 winner, Yulong Prince, will stand at their stud in Nagambie this coming season.

One of the best horses of his generation in South Africa winning six of 11 starts including the G1 Daily News 2000, Yulong Prince was relocated to Australia in 2019.

His victory in the G1 Kennedy Cantala Stakes during Melbourne Cup Week was very special as the first Australian Group 1 for Yulong owner Mr Yuesheng Zhang.

“Given he gave Mr Zhang his first Australian Group 1 success, it is only fitting, and very exciting, that Yulong Prince joins the stallion roster here at Yulong,” said Yulong Chief Operating Officer, Sam Fairgray.

“Not only has the horse had great racetrack success in his early years, but he has also trained on as an older horse,” said Fairgray. “Seven of his eight placings have been in black-type company.

“We will be offering a limited number of breeding rights in the stallion, set up in a generous structure for those willing to support the horse in his first years at stud.”

Master trainer Chris Waller was glowing in his endorsement of Yulong Prince, not only as a racehorse but as a future stallion.

“Yulong Prince was a very impressive horse on two fronts,” said Chris. “Firstly, his ability to compete at a high level overseas and then come to Australia and adapt to our conditions of training and racing, once again at the highest level; a great feat not comparable by many.

“Secondly, he was a very good-looking horse with a good attitude, and obviously sound and well performed.”

Bred by South Africa’s internationally renowned Varsfontein Stud, Yulong Prince is one of 20 stakes winners by the Australian-bred son of More Than Ready (USA) Gimmethegreenlight.

A top-quality sprinter-miler, Gimmethegreenlight won six races from 1000m to 1600m. As a 2-year-old, he won his first four starts then became the first 3-year-old in 42 years to win the Gr1 Queen’s Plate. 

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