Kementari retirement announced and will stand at Kelvinside in 2019.
Kementari, the dominant three-year-old of his generation when winning the G1 Randwick Guineas, officially retired from racing and will stand alongside his sire Lonhro at Kelvinside for the forthcoming southern hemisphere breeding season at a fee of $33,000 including GST.
He lined up in the G1 Randwick Guineas as favourite to take the coveted race and certainly did not disappoint, once again demonstrating an explosive turn of foot to beat home nine G1 performers including Trapeze Artist, Pierata, D’Argento andAce High, confirming his place as Australia’s leading three-year-old.
His Randwick Guineas victory was in record time, and by the widest margin since the race was moved to its present format and course.
Darley’s Head of Sales Alastair Pulford said, “The point that can’t be made strongly enough is his dominance as a three-year-old.
“You need only look at the quality of the horses that finished behind him in the Randwick Guineas to see the sort of horse he is.”
“And he’s by Lonhro, one of the great colonial-bred stallions, who just keeps proving how big an influence he is on the Australian racing and breeding industry. He is also from a mare by Redoute’s Choice, the benchmark for stallions in Australia in recent times.
“And this horse is as good a looking son of Lonhro as there is at stud.”
Darley stallions conceive 10th individual juvenile Group winner for 2019.
Medaglia d'Oro continued an impressive run of success when his two-year-old daughter Pohutukawa overcame a torrid run to register an impressive victory in the G3 Kembla Grange Classic on Friday, 15 March.
Less than twelve hours later, another daughter of Medaglia d'Oro, Flit, dead-heated in the G3 Thoroughbred Breeders’ Stakes at Flemington to become the 10th juvenile Group winner by the Darley stallions in 2019.
Medaglia d'Oro has sired 16 winners worldwide this month, eight of them in Australia and New Zealand and has four sire sons at stud in Australia including Astern.
There are 19 yearlings by Medaglia d'Oro catalogued at the 2019 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.