WAYED ZAIN (AUS)(High Chaparral-Zyoon, by Al Maher)
Riverbank Farm, VIC. Fee: $2,200

Wayed Zain Overview

For a country obsessed with sprinters, most of Australia’s richest races are over stamina distances. Wayed Zain represents a bargain priced opportunity for breeders who want to target these races, with the additional knowledge that this classically pedigreed stallion had racetrack ability.

Wayed Zain only made five raceday appearances in the spring of his 3YO season, winning two of them, before injury cut his career short. In those few starts, Wayed Zain illustrated enough talent that breeders can go to him with confidence.

By High Chaparral – whose first crop included the Gr1 winners So You Think, Shoot Out, Monaco Consul and Descarado – Wayed Zain is one of many talented colt by this English and Irish Derby winning stallion. High Chaparral showed his huge heart in his racing career, and he passed that on to his progeny with 100+ stakes winners around the globe. 

Wayed Zain has a mouthwatering stallion’s pedigree. His dam is an unraced half sister to Champion Australian Sire Encosta de Lago, whose dam is a half sister to Champion Australian Sire Flying Spur. There are so many stakes winners, and good stallions, in this pedigree that there isn’t enough space to name them all here.

If you want to breed a classic type of horse on a small budget, Wayed Zain has the pedigree for you, with the added bonus of racetrack talent. Offering afordable access to superior bloodlines, Wayed Zain's first foals have his looks, scope and temperament.

Wayed Zain Pedigree

HIGH CHAPARRAL (IRE)
b. 1999
SADLERS WELLS (USA)
b. 1981
NORTHERN DANCER
b. 1961
NEARCTIC
NATALMA
FAIRY BRIDGE
b. 1975
BOLD REASON
SPECIAL
KASORA (IRE)
b. 1993
DARSHAAN
br. 1981
SHIRLEY HEIGHTS
DELSY
KOZANA
dkb/br. 1982
KRIS
KOBLENZA
ZYOON (AUS)
br. 2006
AL MAHER (AUS)
b. 2001
DANEHILL
b. 1986
DANZIG
RAZYANA
SHOW DANCING
b. 1993
DONT SAY HALO
DANCING SHOW
SHOAL CREEK (AUS)
ch. 1988
STAR WAY
ch. 1977
STAR APPEAL
NEW WAY
ROLLS
ch. 1984
MR. PROSPECTOR
GRAND LUXE
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Wayed Zain BR News

  • Bon Aurum Returns To Riverbank Roster

    Mon, 20 May 2019

    "A wonderful addition to the Riverbank roster," is how principal Dr Caroline Duddy describes Gr1 winner Bon Aurum who takes residence at the Benalla stud this spring where he will stand alongside Redente, Boulder City, Von Costa de Hero, Skilled, Wayed Zain and Anacheeva. "We are very excited to welcome him to Riverbank," Dr Duddy enthused, adding, “He offers exceptional value with the added bonus of having vet fees included if your mare stays with us." Remaining at the $5,500 fee he stood for during his debut season last spring, Bon Aurum served a quality book of mares including the stakes winners Hello Pamela and Tango Amigos, the dams of stakes winners Bons Away and Riziz as well as daughters of More Than Ready, Flying Spur, Commands, Red Ransom, Grand Lodge, Magnus, Bernardini, Rubiton, Hussonet, Street Sense and Lonhro. Described by trainer Ciaron Maher as "a tough horse, an exceptional athlete and a beautiful type," Bon Aurum (winner of almost $600,000) was bred and raced by Ken King who also raced his sire Bon Hoffa. Both horses claimed the Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes (a race also won by successful stallions Encosta de Lago, Testa Rossa and Exceed And Excel) - Bon Hoffa in 2007 with Bon Aurum saluting nine years later. The striking Bon Aurum is one of 151 winners sired by popular Bon Hoffa, whose progeny this season have won 65 races. Other impressive runners for Bon Hoffa include the exciting last start Country Championship winner Noble Boy (winner of six of his first seven starts), the in-form sprinter Bon Amis (winner of seven of his 15 starts including three of his last four) and the recent Adelaide Magic Millions 2Y0 Classic winner Done By Me. Hailing from a strong European family, Bon Aurum can boast amongst his relations the Gr1 gallopers Court Masterpiece (Sussex Stakes, Prix de la Foret) and Classic Park (Irish 1000 Guineas).

    Bon Aurum

    Gr1 Sir Rupert Clarke Stakes winner Bon Aurum (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Broodmare Owners Get Behind Winx's Brother

    Thu, 1 Nov 2018

    Winx’s unprecedented fourth consecutive Gr1 Cox Plate win has added even more excitement for the breeders of nearly 100 mares sent to her half-brother Boulder City this season, reports Throughbred Breeders Victoria. Making his stud debut at Russell Osborne and Caroline Duddy’s Riverbank Farm in Victoria, the impeccably-bred son of multiple Champion Sire Snitzel and Vegas Showgirl has been a dream to market at a very reasonable $5,500, and broodmare owners have responded accordingly. Shortly after the Moonee Valley showpiece, Riverbank Farm’s principals served their well-proven broodmare Lions Kiss (who already boasts progeny earnings of nearly $500,000) with Boulder City. In addition to having Winx as a half-sister, $2.3 million Inglis Easter yearling Boulder City, unraced due to niggling injuries, is also a full-brother to ill-fated Gr3-winning colt El Divino. He stands alongside fellow sires Redente, Skilled, Wayed Zain and Von Costa de Hero.

    Boulder City

    Boulder City is a stunning type