posted on 28 December, 2020
Staphanos- dominant pedigree
A great result for the pedigree of Novara's Park's STAPHANOS (by Deep Impact) in the final big race on the Japanese racing calendar.
The NZ$7.8m Group One Arima Kinen was won by Chrono Genesis (out of a mare by KUROFUNE, as is STAPHANOS) , second placing to Salacia (by DEEP IMPACT) and third placing to Fierement (by DEEP IMPACT).
Chrono Genesis is a full sister to Normcore, a last start winner of the Group One Hong Kong Cup.
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Kurofune was Champion 3yo Miler.He won six of his ten starts including two at Group One level.
Kurofune also set four track records.
Kurofune’s pedigree is readily recognisable to Australasian breeders. His sire is the internationally successful stallion French Deputy (USA), and he is out of the stakes winning mare Blue Avenue, also dam of 2YO stakes winning Bella Bellucci, a full sister to Kurofune.
Blue Avenue is a daughter of Classic Go Go, a son of Golden Slipper winner Pago Pago, and Kurofune’s fourth dam is the New Zealand mare Catania, winner of the Great Northern Oaks. This is the family of the AJC Derby winner Prince Grant, Melbourne Cup winner and successful sire Silver Knight, New Zealand Oaks winner Cicada and in more recent times stakes winners Regina Madre and Fashion Cafe.