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04/06/02 Perugino's Only Crop Continue to Amaze

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Underrated Victorian stallion Perugino has enhanced an already blossoming career when he sired an impressive winner in Hong Kong over the weekend.

A three parts brother to the world champion sire Sadler's Wells, Perugino has stunned local breeding experts with the domination of his one and only crop racing in Australia.

The crop of five-year-olds includes the five time Group One winning champion Testa Rossa and the dual Group One winning sprinter Sudurka, both these top liners have now been retired to stud.

He is also sire of the multiple Group winning mare Tickle My and the recently retired Adelaide Group performer Flurry's Gem.

Perugino is by the leading sire of sires Danzig, who's sons at stud include Danehill, Chief's Crown, Polish Navy, Langfuhr, Lure, Green Desert, Anabaa, Elnadim and Danzig Connection.

Fairy Bridge, a dual winner at two on the track, has proved herself a broodmare of the highest quality. As well as being the sire of the triple Group One winner and champion sire Sadler's Wells she is also the dam of Group One winning sire Tate Gallery and the Group winner Fairy Gold. The latter is in turn the dam of the stakes winning juvenile Puppet Dance.

It's also essential to realise that Fairy Bridge is a half sister to sire sensation Nureyev and the Group winner Number, who's the dam of Jade Robbery, Numerous, Chequer and Add (dam of Inflate). This is one of the best sire families in the world with others in the pedigree including Geiger Counter, the sire of the local Derby champ Gold Guru.

Perugino only raced once. As a two-year-old he scored an impressive win over six furlongs at Leopardstown.

From his only crop on the race Perugino has been represented by 47 runners - 36 of which are winners, another five have been placed. He's the sire of two Group One winners and four Group performers.

On Saturday night Collingrove's part owner David Hayes saddled up the aptly named Speedy Champion for a comprehensive win in Hong Kong.

Excitement is building throughout Australia with the second local crop of Perugino set to begin their two-year-old careers next season.

Perugino will be standing at Collingrove Victoria for the 2002 season at a fee of $13,200 (inc GST) with a free return.

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