Karaka Ready To Run – Lot 98 Staphanos – French Lion, Bay Gelding



To race from our Singapore stable with Donna Logan!
Lot 98 bay gelding Staphanos – French Lion (Lion Heart) $100,000 (draft: Phoenix Park)
Very much in the mould of his sire Staphanos, a son of Deep Impact (Sunday Silence): Champion Three-Year-Old in Japan, Horse of the Year in Japan, and Japanese Champion Sire seven years in a row.
Staphanos was one of the top ranked racehorses in Japan, at 3yo, 4yo, 5yo, and 6yo, winning over $1m in prize money each season, and his oldest progeny are two-year-olds.
Winning $6.2m in prize money, Staphanos is the highest stakes earner at stud in New Zealand.
Dam French Lion only had one race day start, winning over 1000 metres in Australia, and since left three individual winners of seven races, including talented four-win mare Katie Perrie (Rock ‘N’ Pop).
“He’s a classic colt, with plenty of physical presence, by an exciting Japanese sire line stallion,” said David Ellis.
The gelding carries bloodline crosses to Hail To Reason and Northern Dancer.
This horse will be trained by Te Akau Singapore with Donna Logan