Lonhro

Br 1998 16.1HH (1.65M)
By Octagonal – Shadea (Straight Strike)
Standing at Kelvinside
The Champion three-year-old, the Champion miler, the Horse of the Year. Now a Champion sire. His son Pierro, unbeaten juvenile Triple Crown winner, was rated the best juvenile colt in Australia since 1977. Sire of 52 Stakes winners, including G1 Golden Rose hero Exosphere in 2015.

Buyers’ Guide

Champion racehorse and sire

11-time G1 winning Horse of the Year and an Australian Champion stallion as well 

X-factor

Sire of star three-year-old colt Exosphere, winner of the G1 Golden Rose

Record breaker

Set a new Australian record of 160 individual winners in a season in 2013/14

Pedigree

LONHRO

OCTAGONAL

ZABEEL

SIR TRISTRAM

SIR IVOR

ISOLT

LADY GISELLE

NUREYEV

VALDERNA

EIGHT CARAT

PIECES OF EIGHT II

RELIC

BABY DOLL II

KLAIRESSA

KLAIRON

COURTESSA

SHADEA

STRAIGHT STRIKE

MR. PROSPECTOR

RAISE A NATIVE

GOLD DIGGER

BEND NOT

NEVER BEND

JENNIE SUE

CONCIA

FIRST CONSUL

FORLI

BOLD CONSORT

MY TRICIA

HERMES

GAY POSS

By OCTAGONAL (1992) Horse of the Year in Australia, Champion two-year-old and three-year-old in Australia, W S Cox Plate (G1), AJC Sires’ Produce S (G1), The Mercedes Classic (G1), twice, etc. Sire of 1,209 foals aged three and up, including LONHRO, LAVEROCK, NIELLO, SUNTAGONAL, BOREALE, HOSANNAH, HIEROGRAM, SPINNEY, DIAMOND DECK, STAR OF OCTAGONAL, etc.

1st dam: SHADEA by Straight Strike. 2 wins (1200m), at 2, Sweet Embrace S (G3), 2nd AJC Sires’ Produce S (G1), Champagne S (G1), 3rd Roman Consul S (G3), 4th Warwick S (G2). Dam of 12 foals, 8 to race, 7 winners:

LONHRO (c Octagonal) Horse of the Year, see Race record.

NIELLO (c Octagonal) 4 wins (1100m-2000m) at 2 and 3, Rosehill Guineas (G1), Canterbury Guineas (G1), Spring Champion S (G1). Sire.

SHANNARA (f Octagonal) 4 wins (1300m-1500m) at 3 to 5, Yalumba Cup, Dark Jewel Classic, 2nd H B Carr S, Angst S, Dark Jewel Classic, 3rd Emancipation S (G2).

SIBYLLINE (f Chief’s Crown) Winner (1200m) at 3. Dam of:

Gergis (g Viscount) 3rd Hawkesbury Gold Cup (G3).

Miss Trump (f Last Tycoon) Unraced. Dam of:

DIAMOND DECK (f Octagonal) Highview S (G3), 2nd QTC Sires’ Produce S (G2), 3rd Champagne Classic (G2). Dam of: All Decked Out (c Darci Brahma) 2nd Hawke’s Bay Guineas (G2).

EVANA (f Entrepreneur) 3 wins at 4. Dam of: Stratana (g Stratum) 2nd June S.

Doneze Girl (f Volksraad) Placed at 3. Dam of: ZURELLA (f Zabeel) Sir Tristram Fillies’ Classic (G2), Let’s Elope Milady S (G2), 2nd New Zealand Oaks (G1), 3rd Waikato Draught Sprint (G1).

Misstari (f Manntari) Placed. Dam of: KING LIONHEART (g Al Maher) Shannon S (G2), 3rd Villiers S (G2).

O’GISELLE (f Octagonal) Unraced. Dam of:

ALBRECHT (c Redoute’s Choice) Up And Coming S (G3), 2nd Golden Rose S (G1), Stan Fox S (G2). Sire.

2nd dam: CONCIA by First Consul. 2 wins (1200m) at 3. Dam of 4 winners:

MAHAYA (f Sir Tristram) 5 wins, AJC Oaks (G1), 2nd Victoria Oaks (G1).

3rd dam:My Tricia by Hermes. Unraced. Dam of 11 winners:

GROSVENOR (c Sir Tristram) Victoria Derby (G1), VRC Sire’s Produce S (G1), Caulfield Guineas (G1). Sire.

NATIONAL GALLERY (c Sir Tristram) Western Australian Derby (G1).

Ana Zeel (Zabeel) 2nd Queen Elizabeth S (G2), 3rd Taranaki Cup (G2). Dam of:

ESTELLE COLLECTION (f Stravinsky) Champagne S (G3). Dam of: LANKAN RUPEE (g Redoute’s Choice) Horse of the year in Australia, Lightning S (G1), Manikato S (G1), T J Smith S (G1), Newmarket H (G1), Oakleigh Plate (G1).

LES LILAS (f Sir Tristram) Winner at 4. Dam of:

REQUIEM (c Danehill) Saab H (G2), 2nd Herbert Power S (G2). Sire.

My Tripos (f Sir Tristram). Grandam of: MY KEEPSAKE (f Keeper) Queensland Oaks (G1).

Race record

Age Starts 1st 2nd 3rd 4th
Two 5 2 1 1 1
Three 7 7 - - -
Four 13 9 1 - 2
Five 10 8 1 1 -
Total 35 26 3 2 3

At 2

1st
Blue Diamond Prelude S (G3), 1100m, Caulfield.

At 3

1st
Caulfield Guineas (G1), 1600m, Caulfield, beating Viking Ruler, Dash For Cash, Viscount.
1st
Warwick S (G2), 1300m, Warwick Farm, beating Shogun Lodge, Mr Bureaucrat, Tie the Knot, Freemason, Iniversal Prince, Sale of Century, Referral, Curata Storm.
1st
Royal Sovereign S (G2), 1200m, Warwick Farm, beating Viking Ruler.
1st
Stan Fox S (G2), 1400m, Randwick, beating Magic Albert.
1st
Hobartville S (G2), 1400m, Randwick.

At 4

1st
Queen Elizabeth S (G1), 2000m, Randwick, beating Republic Lass, Freemason, Platinum Scissors.
1st
Mackinnon S (G1), 2000m, Flemington, beating Distinctly Secret, Dash For Cash, Bedouin, Hail, Hill of Grace, Tully Thunder.
1st
George Ryder S (G1), 1500m Rosehill, beating Grand Armee, Private Steer, Platinum Scissors, Titanic Jack.
1st
Yalumba S (G1), 2000m, Caulfield, beating Sunline, Republic Lass, Prized Gem, Distinctly Secret, Tully Thunder.
1st
Chipping Norton S (G1), 1600m, Warwick Farm, beating Shogun Lodge, Dress Circle, Republic Lass, Freemason.
1st
Apollo S (G2), 1400m, Randwick, beating Hoeberg, Clangalang, Bedouin, Republic Lass, Curata Storm.1st Expressway S (G2), 1200m, Randwick beating Belle Du Jour, Bedouin, El Mirada.
1st
Expressway S (G2), 1200m, Randwick, beating Belle Du Jour, Bedouin.

At 5 Horse of the Year in Australia; Champion Miler in Australia.

1st
Australian Cup (G1), 2000m, Flemington, beating Elvstroem, Mummify, Makybe Diva, Sound Action, The Jewel.
1st
George Ryder S (G1), 1500m, Rosehill, beating Dash For Cash, Defier, Excellerator, Shogun Lodge, Scenic Peak.
1st
Yalumba S (G1), 2000m, Caulfield, beating Mummify, Defier, Platinum Scissors, Hail, Distinctly Secret.
1st
George main S (G1), 1600m, Randwick, beating Grand Armee, Defier, Platinum Scissors, Dress Circle, Half Hennessy.
1st
C F Orr S (G1), 1400m, Caulfield, beating Sound Action, Super Elegant, Mummify.
1st
St George S (G2), 1800m, Caulfield, beating Sound Action, Mummify, Tully Thunder, The Jewel.
1st
Chelmsford S (G2), 1600m, Randwick, beating Platinum Scissors, Excellerator, Clangalang, Carnegie Express, Half Hennessy, Bedouin, Mon Mekki, County Tyrone.

Timeform 128

Best progeny

Successful trainers

John O'Shea: Exosphere (G1w), Sweynesse (G3wG1p), Generalife (G3wG1p)

Gai Waterhouse: Pierro (G1w)

Peter Snowden: Denman (G1w), Benfica (G1w), Beaded (G1w), Mental (G1w)

Ken Kelso: Bounding (G1w)

Hawkes Racing: Messene (G2wG1p), Mecir (G3w)

David Hayes: Wawail (G2w)

Darren Weir: Lonhspresso (G2w)

Chris Waller: Deer Valley (G3w)

Notable sales results

$1,050,000 - NZ Premier Sale 2007, colt out of Palme d'Or consigned by Ascot Farm

$840,000 - Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2014, filly out of Midnight Joy consigned by Turangga Stud

$825,000 - Inglis Easter Yearling Sale 2015, filly out of Angelic Smile consigned by Highgrove Stud

$675,000 - Magic Millions Sale 2013, filly out of Cirque Du Soleil consigned by Evergreen Stud Farm

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Conformation

Video footage

Lonhro: Caulfield Guineas (G1), 1600m, Caulfield, 13 October 2001
Lonhro: George Main S (G1), 1600m, Randwick, 27 Sep 2003
Lonhro: Australian Cup (G1), 2000m, Flemington, 08 Mar 2004

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