Al Samer to continue career in Queensland

CLEAR MOUNTAIN FAIRVIEW RELEASE – Emirates Park and Clear Mountain Fairview have entered in to an arrangement that will see Al Samer continue his promising stud career in Queensland.


A dual Stakes winning son of Redoute’s Choice and proven as a sire of Black Type winning progeny, Al Samer was initially retired to Emirates Park Victoria where the quality grandson of Danehill (USA) has made an accomplished start to his stud career.


With just four crops of racing age, Al Samer is already the sire of close on 90 individual winners, the stallion’s most notable progeny including Victorian Stakes winners Mr Chard (VRC Carbine Club S.-G3), Underestimation (VRC ANZAC Day S.-LR) and Le Remas (MRC John Dillion S.-LR).


Al Samer’s deeds prompted Clear Mountain Fairview principal Bob Frappell to enquiry about the young stallion’s availability and the coming season will now see this very well-credentialed sire based in Greenmount on the Darling Downs.


“It’s a very good development for all parties concerned,” explained Emirates Park CEO Trevor Lobb in announcing the news.


“Al Samer’s results establish him a very useful sire of two and three-year-olds that train on, so his switch to Queensland makes a great deal of sense. He should prove to an ideal option under the popular QTIS scheme.”


Lobb added: “One thing that sold us on the idea is the fact that Bradbury’s Luck, another precocious son of Redoute’s Choice, is doing so well with the Queensland broodmare band. Al Samer had just as much quality as a racehorse, finishing a close third behind Bradbury’s Luck in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic before winning the Black Opal Stakes that same season. He also offers attributes of a very similar nature for a considerably smaller production cost and gets marketable offspring as weanlings, yearlings and ready-to-run two-year-olds.”


Al Samer will stand his first season at Clear Mountain Fairview at a service fee of just $2500 (inc GST) and stud principal Bob Frappell is delighted at the prospect.


“We thought that Al Samer could prove an ideal addition to our stallion roster,” admitted Frappell.


“We are excited about standing him in Queensland as his credentials include multiple Group winners and a winners-to-runners strike rate of over 50 per cent.”


Frappell concluded: “Al Samer is exceptionally good value and should encourage breeders not to miss this coming season with their valuable broodmares. This is a win-win situation for breeders. They are getting a quality stallion at a great rate and literally keeping thousands in their pocket.”

Primus moves to Queensland

Group 3 winner Primus (Flying Spur – Copa De Oro, by Hector Protector) has a new home in Queensland after five seasons standing in Victoria.

Primus stood at Chatswood Stud where he sired 12 individual winners from 88 named foals with the best of his progeny including Melbourne winner Apollo Creed (Primus – She’s A Knockout, by Kingston Rule).

Primus will commence duties at Clear Mountain Fairview where he will stand for $3300 (inc GST).

Flying Spur is a proven sire of sires here in Queensland and to have another of his Group performing sons on offer at an affordable price is a fantastic prospect for breeders,” stud manager Mick Frappell said in a statement.

“Primus was not tried until he reached three and from there he did not disappoint with a first-up win and numerous Stakes victories in just his first preparation.

“These Group performances set the benchmark for what was to come, including his tremendous victory in the Group 3 Tramway Quality.

“His oldest crop are three-year-olds and he has a number of handy youngsters in work including multiple winner Apollo Creed.”