Casino Prince brought up a double-century for Vinery sires following a half-dozen winners on the weekend.
On Saturday, All Too Hard maintained a clear-cut lead over his second-season rivals when reaching 100 wins this season and his sire Casino Prince started a stampede that propelled him past 100 individual winners for the third year in a row.
Casino Prince had winners around the country; Latitude, Mister Hootabell, Royal Roulette (NSW), Plain ‘n’ Simple, Casino Thoughts (Qld) and Gambled (WA). He has another month to surpass career-best stats of 104 individual winners set two years ago.
Casino Prince was an immediate success at stud winning the Australian first-season title in 2011-12 when All Too Hard starred with Group 2 victories in the Victorian Sires’ Produce and Pago Pago Stakes.
Latitude’s win at Newcastle on Saturday was her fifth of the season following a Kempsey maiden back on August 5. The Neil Godbolt-trained mare was allowed to dictate terms under Rachel Hunt for an easy victory in the Port Stephens Cup (1600m).
She is one of six winners from NZ-bred mare Acupuncture (Pins) who was Group 2 placed at Matamata.
Casino Prince (Flying Spur) has sired 27 black-type performers and his winning strike-rate is a sky-high 68%. He’s value-plus at a $9,900 (inc GST) service fee at Vinery this year.