$19,250 inc. gst
Deep Impact (JPN) x Admire Kirameki (JPN)
Bay 2011 16.2HH
A son of Champion sire, Deep Impact, Tosen Stardom is a massive coup for Victorian breeders, and with the support of by his owners, Northern Farm’s Mr Yoshida & Mr Shimakawa, Australian Bloodstock and Woodside Park Stud, the dual Group 1 winner covered a stellar first book of mares.
One of only a handful of sons of Deep Impact, the sire of 40 individual Group 1 winners, to stand in Australia, Tosen Stardom has the added advantage of being the only dual Australian Group 1 winner by his sire, having raced under the local conditions and defeated the best.
“He will suit owners and breeders that strive for immediate success. Being a precocious two-year-old, he is what the local breeders want, and we have him on our doorstep.” stated Price.
“You only have to watch his Emirates Stakes win, and hear the excitement resonating in Matt Hill voice say “Tosen Stardom drops from the sky”, to know that he is a serious, serious racehorse, and that you can expect the same success at stud.”
“Tosen Stardom’s pedigree offers the best bloodlines in the world, through his Champion sire, Deep Impact and in his strong female family. He will provide a highly sort after international outcross free from Danzig bloodlines.”
As the only son of Deep Impact in Victoria, the location of both his stunning Group 1 victories, Tosen Stardom will offer breeders unsurpassed quality at the outstanding fee of $19,250 (inc. GST).
Bred and still owned by Katsumi Yoshida’s Northern Racing, Deep Impact has won a staggering nine Japanese stallion premierships since standing at stud, including the General Sire premiership four times and crowned Champion 2YO Sire five times, with 17% Stakes performers to runners.
Tosen Stardom is out of the proven producer, Admire Kirameki, a four-time winning daughter of End Sweep (USA), and half-sister to the Group 1 winner and Group 1 Japan Cup runner-up Tosen Jordon and the Group 2 winner Tosen Homareboshi, as well as the stakes placed pair of Careless Whisper and Dark Massage.
The only Australian dual Group 1-winning son of the best stallion in the world, Deep Impact, sending a mare to Tosen Stardom will give breeders a phenomenal opportunity to access the greatness bloodlines in the world – Deep Impact has had 13 runners in Australia for two Group 1 winners, a Group 3 winner, as well as a Group 1 and Group 3 placegetter.
Tosen Stardom’s pedigree is an ideal outcross to almost all bloodlines in Australia.
“Tosen Stardom is right up there with the best horses I have trained and has everything it takes to be one of the great stallions in this country, he’s got the pedigree, the ability and now he’s got the group 1,” stated his Australian trainer.
With juvenile Listed success in Japan at just his second career start followed by a Group 3 win at his third, it was always evident he would improve as he matured.
Initially sent for the 2015 Sydney Autumn Carnival, Tosen Stardom finished second in the Group 1 Ranvet Stakes at his Australian debut before a fifth in the Group 1 Queen Elizabeth Stakes. Back to Japan for a further six starts which included a Listed win, the son of Deep Impact headed back to Australia, and was based in Victoria.
With Group 1 placed performances in the Futurity Stakes and Memsie Stakes at his first few starts, Tosen Stardom came of age by winning the Group 1 Toorak Handicap, before two starts later adding his second elite level score, winning the Group 1 Emirates Stakes, defeating a host of Group 1 winners including Happy Clapper, It’s Somewhat and Harelm.
Tosen Stardom’s victory in the1 Emirates Stakes clearly highlights his appeal, considering that since 2000, the race has been won only four times by colts/stallions, with three having already had runners – all producing stakes winners highlighted by the outstanding sires Lonhro and So You Think – both Group 1 producing stallions of the highest calibre.
Continuing to show his class, Tosen Stardom finished second over 1400m in the Group 1 Futurity Stakes, before retiring to stand at stud two starts later.
Retiring sound with considerable prize money of $3,342,526, Tosen Stardom is one of just three Deep Impact sire sons available to breeders in Australia.