Marchfield relative shine in USA
The beautifully bred Sushi Empire, whose dam is a half-sister to exciting young Moutonshoek sire Marchfield, scored the first stakes win of her career when landing the Blue Norther Stakes at Santa Anita Park on January 1st.
Sushi Empire, a 3yo daughter of Empire Maker, is out of the Danzig mare Dowell House – a half-sister to champion Marchfield.
Sushi Empire, who had previously run third in the Gr3 Miesque Stakes, was winning the first stakes race of her career – but looks unlikely to stop here!
Champion Marchfield, who proved very popular in his first season in South Africa, stands at Moutonshoek.
A very fertile horse, Marchfield’s first book of mares includes some high-class racemares, proven broodmares and well related siblings, to boot.
Marchfield’s first book included dams of such high-class performers as Burmese Cat (Storm Bird Stakes), Next Spring (East Coast Hcp), Omaha Beach (Gr2 J&B Reserve Stayers Hcp twice), Sharp Design (Gr3 Tommy Hotspur Hcp), Star Finder (Syringa Hcp) and Thanks John (Durbanville Cup).
A P Indy’s champion son also be covered the good racemares as Kitti Cat (Perfect Promise Sprint), Sharp Ledge (Gr3 Henry Eatwell Mem Hcp) and Slinky Malinky (Gr3 Diana Stakes), while also visiting him in 2013 were the siblings of Grade One winners Arabian Lass (Champion), Floatyourboat (Cape Derby), and Surveyor (SA Classic). Siblings to stakes winners Wheredowego and Texan Summer were also in his first local book.
A son of champion sire A P Indy and broodmare of the Year Pico Teneriffe, Marchfield was Canada’s Champion Older Male in 2008 and 2009.
During his career, Marchfield won seven races and over $1 000 000 in prize money.
The horse won no fewer than four features including the classic Breeders Stakes – the final leg of Canada’s Triple Crown. He raced sound, and successfully, from two to five, and accounted for some of the best horses around.
Marchfield, whose first yearlings proved very popular in Canada last year, is from one of the hottest male lines on the planet.
A P Indy line sires doing well at the moment include Tapit, Bernardini, Malibu Moon and South African sensation, Judpot.
He stood his first season for a fee of R25 000.