Pins Adds Centaine Award To HK Honours
1 August 2011
Prolific WS stallion Pins enjoyed a stellar season in 2010-2011 with the son of Snippets adding the Centaine Award to his premiership honours in Hong Kong. He lifted the title for leading world-wide earnings from New Zealand conceived progeny with $11,461,636 to hold the challenges of High Chaparral ($10,902,699) and Zabeel ($10,362,548) at bay with O’Reilly ($8,759,266) taking fourth spot.
Pins claimed the Hong Kong Sires’ Premiership with progeny earnings of $HK31 million from nine winners with Ambitious Dragon his flagship performer. The Hong Kong Classic, Derby and QE II winner was the star of the Hong Kong season. He was named the Horse of the Year, Champion Middle Distance Horse, Most Popular Horse and his seven wins on the turn equalled the record for the most victories in a Hong Kong season.
Pins, who has produced nine individual Group One winners and 41 stakes winners, was also a dominant force on the home front with 10 stakes winners and was the leading New Zealand sire in that category with five.
He was represented by Icepin (Gr 2 Avondale Guineas), Katie Lee (Gr 3 Traderack Stakes), Antonio Lombardo (Gr 3 Taranaki Classic, Listed Wellesley Stakes), Bespoke (Listed Welcome Stakes) and Undisclosed (Listed Canterbury Stakes). In Australia Pins enjoyed black type success with Legsman (Listed Winter Cup), Lucha Libre (Listed South Pacific) and Almodovar (Listed Galilee Final) while in the United States Pins’ son Our Nautique claimed the Gr 2 San Francisco Mile.