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King Of Roses Joins NZ Greenacres Stud 2010 Roster

Wednesday, 12th May 2010

In New Zealand, South Island farm Greenacres Stud announced it will stand King Of Roses (Fairy King-Stellar Spirit, by Risen Star) at a 1st-season fee of NZ$3,000+GST alongside Painted Black, Kingmaker & Ruby's Jester on its 2010 roster. Studmaster Angelique Hyde noted: “We're trying to offer our clientele value for their service fees & something a bit different as well.” King Of Roses is by champion sire Fairy King (a brother to Sadler's Wells) & his dam Stellar Spirit is a half-sister to Gr1 VRC Derby winner Portland Player; in addition his grand-dam is triple Gr1-winner Spirit Of Kingston (in turn, a half-sister multiple Gr1-winner & Australian Horse-Of-The-Year Rose Of Kingston, who produced Gr1 Melbourne Cup winner Kingston Rule). King Of Roses (whose career was prematurely ended by a fractured sesamoid) was initially retired to stud in a private capacity in 2001, before his transfer as a commercial proposition to Independent Stallions Victoria in 2007.

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