Group Winning General Son For Queensland

The Queensland breeding industry has received a boost with news former outstanding juvenile Sidereus will be standing in the state this spring.



A group of influential breeding operations have joined forces to secure the son of General Nediym from Patinack Farm in a deal brokered by Magic Millions.

Selected by Oaklands Stud supremo Neville Stewart, Sidereus will stand at Oaklands in conjunction with the McAlpine family’s Eureka Stud and the Heinrich family’s Darlington Stud. Patinack Farm will retain breeding rights in the exciting prospect.

A cracking individual, Sidereus was bred and sold by Gerry Harvey’s Baramul Stud for $210,000 to leading trainer Anthony Cummings at the 2007 Gold Coast Yearling Sale.

Right from the moment he was placed into training Sidereus showed exceptional ability and he realised that potential when he scored a brilliant win in the Group Two Pago Pago Stakes at Rosehill.

“Sidereus was a very strong horse with tremendous speed,” Cummings said.

“He stamped himself a quality two-year-old from his first gallop and his win in the Group Two Pago Pago Stakes was well earned,” Cummings added.

Larry Cassidy who rode Sidereus to victory in the Pago Pago Stakes said he was one of the most naturally gifted juveniles he rode.

Oaklands Stud’s Neville Stewart said Sidereus would be a welcome new addition to the sire ranks in Queensland.

“Sidereus is a cracking individual,” Stewart noted. “He was a highly admired yearling and was purchased by a renowned judge and trainer.”

“He is built in the same mould as his outstanding sire General Nediym and I understand he will be his only son at stud this spring.”

“His pedigree should suit most mare owners as it is totally free of Danehill blood. His dam hails from the family of one of the world’s great pedigrees – being a member of the Eight Carat family,” Stewart added.

Sidereus is one of two stakes winners from the 100 per cent winner producer Hootenanny – a lightly raced daughter of Best Western and half sister to handy middle distance performer Come on Cugat.

He hails from the family of Group One winning stars Octagonal, Kaapstad, Bonanova, Telesto, Marquise, Diamond Lover, Mouawad and Fraternity.

His sire General Nediym was one of the most popular sires in the country with Sidereus being one of his almost 500 winners and 39 individual stakes winners. His stars include Regimental Gal, Warhorse, Military Rose, Night War and Ichihara.

Sidereus will stand his debut season at Oaklands Stud this spring at a fee of $6,600 (inc GST).