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Flying Pegasus To Stand In WA

Wednesday, 4th April 2007

A group of prominent Western Australian breeders "is on the brink of securing 4YO former Sydney sprinter Flying Pegasus (Fusaichi Pegasus-Cashier, by Danehill) to stand later this year at a leading thoroughbred property, yet to be confirmed," reported Magic Millions. Flying Pegasus (currently in quarantine from the US) was among the highest Timeform rated 2YOs in Australia & group-winner as both a 2YO & 3YO. He is set to head west and stand at a leading thoroughbred property, yet to be confirmed. Flying Pegasus (a $250,000 yearling at the 2004 Inglis Easter Sale in Sydney) notched 3 wins (including the Gr2 Royal Sovereign Stakes over 1200m & Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes over 1100m) & 5 placings (in the Gr1 Randwick Guineas, Gr2 Hobartville Stakes, Gr2 Todman Stakes, Gr2 Silver Slipper & Listed Canterbury Classic) from 11 starts for $357,450 earnings when trained by David Payne in Sydney; in April 2006 The Sydney Morning Herald reported shareholders in Scone-based Kitchwin Hills Stud had paid $1 million for a significant share & Flying Pegasus was transferred to the US stables of Todd Pletcher (finishing 3rd at Santa Anita earlier this year over 6.5 furlongs). Magic Millions Perth manager Murray Tillett enthused: "An outstanding racehorse with a top pedigree, Flying Pegasus would be a highlight new stallion for Western Australia. Fusaichi Pegasus is 1 of the sires of the moment around the world, with local stars including Haradasun, Tipungwuti, Superfly, Zizou & Imaginaire here in Perth." The plan is to stand Flying Pegasus at $13,750 & Tillett summed up: "He is highly marketable & at that fee would be an attractive prospect for breeders in WA & also interstate."

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