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O'Reilly Brother Kingmaker To Stand At NZ Greenacres
In New Zealand, Kingmaker (Last Tycoon-Courtza, by Pompeii Court) who is a full-brother to Waikato Stud's current season leading NZ general sire O'Reilly "will stand at Angelique Hyde's Greenacres Stud in North Canterbury" for the upcoming 2008 breeding season at NZ$4,000+GST, reported NZ Thoroughbred Marketing. Kingmaker commenced stud duties in 2003 after a brief track career which produced 2 wins from 3 starts (at 1200m & 1300m). Kingmaker's US Gr1 Breeders' Cup Mile-winning sire Last Tycoon (a former champion sire in Australia) boasts over 81 stakes-winners (18 Gr1 winners) while his multiple stakes-producing sire sons include Marju (41 stakes-winners), O'Reilly (33), Bigstone (10), Towkay (9), Just Awesome (6), Magic Of Money (6), Iglesia (6), Poliuto (5), Ezzoud (4), Monde Bleu (3) & Zerpour (3). And Kingmaker's dam Courtza headed the 1988-89 Australasian 2YO Classification after winning the Gr1 Golden Slipper & Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes.