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Sun City Adds to 2020 Telemon Sire Lineup
The acquisition of one-time Magic Millions 2YO Classic favourite Sun City has added another key drawcard to the stallion ranks of Telemon Thoroughbreds in Queensland. Boasting a decades-long rich history in one of Australia's prime thoroughbred breeding regions, Telemon stood two very in-demand stallions in 2019, both of which are standing again in 2020: Champion 2YO Sidestep (Exceed and Excel), sire of Gr1 Golden Slipper heroine Kiamichi, and Jungle Cat (Iffraaj), a dual hemisphere Gr1 winner who proved equal to taking on Australia's best sprinters in their own domain and beating them. Newcomer Sun City, winner of Brisbane's Gr3 BJ McLachlan Stakes and also twice runner-up at stakes level from just 6 starts, is a son of leading Widden stallion Zoustar who stands at $121,000 in 2020. A cracking type who was A++ rated by True Nicks, Sun City ($525,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast sale) was the most expensive colt by his sire in 2018. Much admired, he was purchased by leading international judges David Redvers (on behalf of Qatar Bloodstock) and Mitchell McEvoy Bloodstock whose co-principal Tony McEvoy trained him. For a full overview of Telemon Thoroughbreds and its 2020 stallions, click on the image.