Sorrento Stud’s new sire Louis The King has settled in beautifully to his new home.
The multiple G1 winner has really thrived since retiring from the hustle and bustle of the racetrack and has let down really well.
Louis The King, who, like recently pensioned top sire Cape Cross, is a direct descendant of the great mare Pretty Polly, was one of racing’s great fairy stories.
The son of Maine Chance Farms’ successful resident sire and Irish classic winner Black Minnaloushe, made history when he won the Triple Crown of 2014, when successful in all of the G2 Gauteng Guineas, G1 SA Classic and G1 SA Derby.
He trained on well to land the G1 Sansui Summer Cup and finished second to Horse Of The Year Futura in the G1 L’Ormarins Queen’s Plate and retired from the racetrack as one of Gauteng’s best loved equine champions.
Bred by The Alchemy, Louis The King won or placed in 11 of 15 outings, and won from 1400-2450m.
He earned over R5 000 000 and picked up a R2 000 000 bonus when he won the Triple Crown.
The champion is from the great Storm Cat male line which has done so well in South Africa, through the likes of Black Minnaloushe, Tiger Ridge and Var –to name but a few, and Louis The King looks an exciting addition to the local stallion band.