Kementari stamps his class in G3 Hall Mark Stakes

Sixth black-type success for remarkable son of Lonhro

Stable favourite Kementari displayed his amazing ability and desire to compete at the highest levels when he scored his sixth black-type victory in the Hall Mark Stakes at G3 level on Saturday, 16 April at Royal Randwick.

First-up from a spell on a Heavy 9 track with top weight of 59kg, Kementari surged along the rails for jockey Nash Rawiller in the home straight to wear down Count De Rupee and Big Parade in the 1,200m sprint.

The seven-year-old son of the immortal Lonhro and Australian mare Yavanna took his record to eight wins and 12 placings from 40 starts for a prize money swag of $2,648,800.


The handsome black was gelded but never lost his zest for racing and is likely to make another trip to Queensland for the looming winter carnival.

Lonhro is now fast closing in on a century of Stakes winners and has also become a champion sire or sires and champion sire of broodmares.

Lonhro had five colts and four fillies sell at this month’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale for an average of $311,667.