Prince produces regal performance

The late Pins

Pins Prince made a flawless start to his career at Sha Tin on Saturday evening with success at the first time of asking.

The 4-year-old has been patiently handled by trainer John Size and the Waikato Stud-bred and sold son of former resident Pins rewarded that approach with a debut victory over 1200 metres in Joao Moreira’s hands.

Pins Prince was initially purchased out of the Matamata nursery’s draft at New Zealand Bloodstock’s National Yearling Sale in 2019 by Victorian trainer Patrick Payne and was subsequently bought by Hong Kong interests.

He is a son of the winning O’Reilly mare Urban, who is a half-sister to the G3 South Island Thoroughbred Breeders’ S. winner Residential.

It is also the family of the multiple black-type winner Coup Liner and further back in the pedigree is the G1 Railway H. winner Silver Liner, who produced the top-flight South African winner Hoeberg and the Group 2 winner and successful sire Jallad.

Recent News
25 May 2024

Words of Wisdom: Gary Chittick

The Thoroughbred Report chatted with Garry for their new series, Words Of Wisdom. The Chittick family have been an integral part of the growth of the New Zealand breeding industry and with Garry at the …

Read More
24 May 2024

Further success for Super Seth

Well-related colt Supernima provided Waikato Stud’s Super Seth with his latest first cropsuccess story on Thursday evening when he made a perfect debut over 1200 metres at Pakenham. The Peter Moody and Katherine Coleman-trained youngster …

Read More