The first foals of outstanding sprinter Nicconi (Bianconi – Nicola lass, by Scenic) have started to hit the ground around Australia.
Nicconi went to stud last season with two Group 1 wins to his name. The former David Hayes-trained sprinter served a book of 156 mares in his first season at Widden Stud.
Widden has reported a Nicconi filly from the US-bred mare Diary Entry (Distant View – Super Staff, by Secretariat) entered the world at Three Bridges Thoroughbreds.
“We are thrilled with this filly. She’s only a few days old, but has good bone, strong shoulder and hindquarter, so we couldn’t be happier,” Toby Liston of Three Bridges said.
Widden Stud representative Ryan McEvoy said the NSW operation had high hopes for Nicconi in the coming years.
“Nicconi is an outstanding type and those breeders who had the chance to inspect him at last season’s stallion open days ensured he would go on to be the most popular first season sire in the country last year,” McEvoy said.
“As a great looking, dual Group 1-winning Australian sprinter, Nicconi’s attributes reflect what is required to succeed as a stallion in Australia.
“One only has to look at the top five sires in Australia last season to have an appreciation of what a good, Group 1-winning Australian performer can achieve at stud.”