Following the win of the unbeaten two-year-old Hollows (NZ) in Saturday's listed Wellesley Stakes over 1000m at Trentham, his sire, Thorn Park (AUS) (Spinning World), is now the leading two-year-old sire in New Zealand.
Trained by John Wheeler, Hollows (NZ) defied his fellow juveniles to the tune of 1 ¼ lengths and could have much more in store should he follow in the footsteps of the 2006 winner Alamosa (NZ) (O'Reilly).
Bred by Mark & Sarah Devcich of Henley Park, Cambridge, Hollows (NZ) is from their three time winning Quest For Fame mare Visique.
Visique is a grand-daughter of Summoned, an exceptional mare who produced the multiple GrOup I winner Zeditave along with Grroup III winners Square Deal, Alannon, Zedagal and Pampas Fire.
Whilst not a black-type winner, Summoned's daughter Great Verdict also did much for the pedigree page, thanks largely to her son Greys Inn (Zabeel), who was the Champion three-year-old classic Colt in South Africa in 2004.
With his oldest progeny now three, Thorn Park (AUS) (Spinning World) has been represented by 12 winners, with the best of these so far being the Group II Matamata Breeders' Stakes winner Te Akau Coup. Other black-type performers for the sire include Reuben Thorn, Flying In and Glamorous Girl and the brilliant Hong Kong debut two-year-old winner Bolero.
In Australian Thorn Park's promising three-year-old's include metropolitan winner Centennial Park (NZ) with Rosehill trainer David Payne, and Thornado (NZ) with Flemington trainer Danny O'Brien. Thornado will contest the listed Hilton International Stakes (1400m) at Flemington on the final day of the VRC Melbourne Cup Carnival, Saturday, November 8th.