A precocious and champion 2-year-old, winning the Group 3 Eclipse Stakes (Ellerslie) at his third start and then saluting two runs later in the 2012 Group 1 Diamond Stakes (also at Ellerslie), both over 1200m. He finished his 2-year-old year with 2 wins, a second and 2 thirds from 6 starts, 5 of which were at Group level. Warhorse (NZ) was voted Champion 2-year-old of the 2011/12 season by New Zealand Thoroughbred Racing.
The colt trained on at three to win the Listed Bonecrusher Stakes (Ellerslie) over 1400m before finishing a game third behind dual Doncaster Handicap winner Sacred Falls in the 2012 Group 1 New Zealand 2000 Guineas (1600m) at Riccarton where he challenged three wide on the turn and was beaten only a head and a neck.
Warhorse (NZ) was an outstanding 2-year-old, a Classic performed 3-year-old and then went on to be a proven Group Class weight-for-age performer. He performed at Group level from 2 to 5 years and was an outstanding sprinter.
Warhorse (NZ) is the best performed son of the outstanding sprinting sire General Nediym. The General has a 73% winners to runners ratio and 45 stakes winners to his name and is now making his name as a broodmare sire. Warhorse’s dam, Rathlin Island was unraced however her family is highly respected with a very hot commercial pedigree. Examples are with Warhorse’s half-brother selling for $335,000 at the 2015 Yearling sales, and his half-sister selling for $410,000 at the 2015 Broodmare sales.
The first crop foals of Warhorse (NZ) have developed into some very nice-looking types. He has had success at the 2018 yearling sales, the two highest lots being a colt for $97,500 and another for $60,000. He has had multiple winners emerge from his first crop with some near misses in the runners up. Feedback from trainers indicate that the progeny have ability and trials have seen some very good runs. Not rushed as 2yos, there are some big expectations for the future.
Warhorse (NZ) not only offers breeders an outcross pedigree that is a perfect match with Danehill line mares, but he is an ideal fit for Victoria’s Super VOBIS and VOBIS Sires bonus schemes. Warhorse (NZ) is near black, is correct, retired sound and is a commercial proposition.
|GENERAL NEDIYM (AUS)|
|SHAREEF DANCER |
|MILITARY BELLE (AUS)|
|WITHOUT FEAR |
|NEVER TOO LATE|
|IN THE PURPLE|
|RATHLIN ISLAND (AUS)|
|GIANTS CAUSEWAY (USA)|
|STORM CAT |
|MARIAH'S STORM |
|SEATTLE SLEW |
|WINTER SPARKLE |
|TURN TO TALENT|
WARHORSE Champion 2YO in NZ in 2011-12. 3 wins-2 at 2-at 1200m, 1400m, NZ$330,500, A$130,150, ARC Diamond S., Gr.1, Eclipse S., Gr.3, Bonecrusher S., L, 2d ATC Apollo S., Gr.2, Hawkesbury RC Rowley Mile H., L, ARC New Zealand Bloodstock Ready to Run Sale 2YO H., ATC TAB Quaddie H., 3d New Zealand Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Manawatu Sires' Produce S., Gr.1, ATC Bill Ritchie H., Gr.3, ARC Karaka Million, RL, 4th ATC Expressway S., Gr.2, Wanganui Guineas, L. He entered stud in Aust. in 2015. Sire of 23 progeny to race, 3 winners (13.0%), earnings of over $120,000, inc.
Toots is Tops (16f, Honours List, Zabeel). 2 wins at 1250m, 1300m in 2019-20.
Peace Cloud (16g, Good Journey, Galileo). Winner at 1000m in 2019-20.
Run Walrus Run (16g, Yamanin Vital, Personal Escort). Winner at 1400m in 2020-21.
Conge (17f, Danehill, Balmerino). Placed at 2 in 2019-20.
Stirrup (16g, Mukddaam, Pastoral Beau). Placed at 3 in 2019-20.
Cheronkoh (16f, Street Cry, King of Kings). Placed at 3 in 2019-20.
Symbol of Courage (16g, Ustinov, Pompeii Court). Placed in 2020.
Warhorse 1-2-3 Results
|10/09/2020: Toots is Tops () 4yo f (Warhorse-Train Wreck by Honours List (IRE));|
3rd Ballina JC Matt McGuren H., $22,000 1400m, earning $2,100
|28/08/2020: Toots is Tops () 4yo f (Warhorse-Train Wreck by Honours List (IRE));|
2nd Tweed River JC Team Thoroughbred NSW H., $22,000 1550m, earning $3,900
|16/08/2020: Run Walrus Run () 4yo g (Warhorse-Vitalogy (NZ) by Yamanin Vital (NZ));|
1st Cranbourne TC R&C Asphalt & Paving Maiden P., $35,000 1400m, earning $19,250
|05/08/2020: Run Walrus Run () 4yo g (Warhorse-Vitalogy (NZ) by Yamanin Vital (NZ));|
2nd Cranbourne TC TAB Long May We Play Maiden P., $35,000 1300m, earning $6,300
|23/07/2020: Toots is Tops () 3yo f (Warhorse-Train Wreck by Honours List (IRE));|
1st Ballina JC Mission at Aquis Farm H., $22,000 1260m, earning $11,200
|28/06/2020: Toots is Tops () 3yo f (Warhorse-Train Wreck by Honours List (IRE));|
2nd Clarence River JC Westlawn Insurance Brokers H., $20,000 1215m, earning $3,510
|15/05/2020: Cheronkoh () 3yo f (Warhorse-Cheron Maree by Street Cry (IRE));|
2nd Geelong RC Bet365 Geelong Maiden P., $20,700 1325m, earning $3,519
|03/05/2020: Stirrup () 3yo g (Warhorse-Mukda Moonlight by Mukddaam (USA));|
2nd Bairnsdale RC Frais Farms Maiden P., $20,700 1200m, earning $3,519
|01/05/2020: Cheronkoh () 3yo f (Warhorse-Cheron Maree by Street Cry (IRE));|
2nd Cranbourne TC Obrien Real Estate Maiden P., $31,500 1400m, earning $5,670
|20/04/2020: Stirrup () 3yo g (Warhorse-Mukda Moonlight by Mukddaam (USA));|
2nd MRC (Mornington) Highview Accounting Maiden P., $20,700 1000m, earning $3,519
|17/04/2020: Cheronkoh () 3yo f (Warhorse-Cheron Maree by Street Cry (IRE));|
2nd Cranbourne TC Core Protective Group Maiden P., $31,500 1200m, earning $5,670
|22/03/2020: Stirrup () 3yo g (Warhorse-Mukda Moonlight by Mukddaam (USA));|
2nd Bairnsdale RC Lakes Entrance Bowls Club Maiden P., $23,000 1000m, earning $3,910
|23/02/2020: Conge () 2yo f (Warhorse-Tiny Belle by Danehill (USA));|
2nd Port Lincoln & North Shields RC Fourier Technologies H., $20,000 1210m, earning $3,500
|07/02/2020: Conge () 2yo f (Warhorse-Tiny Belle by Danehill (USA));|
2nd Port Lincoln & North Shields RC Lawrence & Hanson 2YO H., $20,000 1000m, earning $3,500
|04/11/2019: Toots is Tops () 3yo f (Warhorse-Train Wreck by Honours List (IRE));|
1st Ballina JC Cav Audio Visual Security Maiden P., $22,000 1300m, earning $11,200
|22/10/2019: Toots is Tops () 3yo f (Warhorse-Train Wreck by Honours List (IRE));|
3rd Lismore TC TAB Odds & Evens Bet Maiden H., $22,000 1200m, earning $2,100