Rangeview Stud has acquired Fastnet Rock stakes winner Long Leaf to stand at its Burekup property in the south-west of WA.
A precocious 2yo colt, Long Leaf commenced his career with a winning hat-track culminating in the LR Blue Diamond Preview at Caulfield in 2018. From that point, he competed in the very best of company with a 6th in the G1 Golden Slipper Stakes from barrier 15 and 4th in the G1 Sires’ Produce Stakes. In both races, he was the second colt past the post in a filly-dominated season.
Trainer David Hayes kept the bar high for Long Leaf as a spring 3yo and he responded with Group placings in the Vain Stakes, Caulfield Guineas Prelude and Sandown Guineas.
The Lindsay Park colt then showed his versatility when he went to New Zealand and won the LR Karaka Million (1600m) at Ellerslie. All up, Long Leaf won 4 races from 1000m to 1600m and collected $947 000 in stakes.
Fastnet Rock (Danehill) is a dual Champion Australian Sire with 37 individual Group 1 winners allied to an outstanding 71% winning strike rate. He’s also established as the sire of sires Hinchinbrook, Smart Missile and Foxwedge.
Long Leaf’s dam Frustrating is a daughter of Stravinsky from the family of ‘blue-hen’ Parfore. She is a half-sister to four individual million-dollar earners including Group 1 gallopers Tiger Tees (The Galaxy) and Terravista (Darley Classic & Lightning Stakes) plus Group 2 winner Ball Of Muscle and Singapore Champion Super Easy who is now a successful Stallion in NZ.
Long Leaf has been purchased by a group of prominent WA breeders to stand at Rangeview Stud which is owned by Rob and Jody Gray. His introductory fee will be announced at a later date. For more information call Rob Gray: 0409 243 461