Chateau Istana (GB)* – 2002 chestnut horse
Grand Lodge USA-Miss Queen USA-Miswaki
Service fee 2012-13- $5,500 incl GST
|Winner at 1000 metres Total earnings - A$404,048|
*Raced as Chateau Istana in Britain and then renamed Chateau King Prawn when relocated to Hong Kong.
Chateau Istana comes from a proven sire line.
Chateau Istana (GB) (Grand Lodge USA-Miss Queen USA-Miswaki) (Ch 2002 - To enter stud in 2007-08. 18 starts, 5 wins -A$404,048.
WON Leicester BBC Radio Leicester Maiden 2YO S., £8,460, 5f.
WON Royal Ascot Windsor Castle S., (2YO) L, £40,000, 5f.
WON Doncaster Flying Childers S., Gr2, (2YO) £70,000, 5f.
WON HKJC Panasonic Ideas For Life H, HK$1,000,000, 1000m.
WON HKJC Yan Oi Tong Cup H., HK$1,000,000. 1000m.
Chateau Istana is one of three winning foals of MISS QUEEN who traces to established sire W.D. Jacks, Terrific Challenge (Monmouth S L) and Star Of Gdansk (Curragh Tetrach S G3).
Miss Queen’s only four foals include the black type Winners Prince Of Light, Mandobi and Chateau Istana.
Chateau Istana is one of an ever growing number of Group Winners by Chief Crown’s Newmarket Dewhurst Stakes (G1) Winner GRAND LODGE which is best known in Australia as the sire of Grand Zulu (STC BMW S., G1), Shogun Lodge (AJC Queen Elizabeth S., G1; AJC Epsom H., G1) and the evergreen Freemason (TJ Smith Classic, G1, STC BMW S., G1 and Qld Derby G1).
A Winner of five races including stakes events at Royal Ascot and Doncaster in England as a juvenile and then in high prizemoney races in Hong Kong as a four-year-old, Chateau Istana was being readied for a group 1 sprint in Australia with Adelaide mentor Phillip Stokes. But Chateau Istana was injured and retired immediately. Oaklands Stud principal Neville Stewart said Chateau Istana was selected ahead of three other potential candidates because of his impressive bloodlines, conformation and performances. The athletic chestnut Chateau Istana (16HH) has been syndicated and supported by some of Queensland’s most influential breeders. Stewart said Chateau Istana had proven his mettle as a racehorse. He won the £40,000 Listed Royal Ascot Windsor Castle Stakes over five furlongs in the June of 2004, less than a month after capturing his maiden at Leicester. He added a third win in his opening season in the £70,000 Group 2 Doncaster Flying Childers Stakes in September, 2004. The following year he was transferred to Hong Kong and, racing as Chateau King Prawn, he won another two events over the specialist sprinters distance of 1000 metres. He opened his winning account in Hong Kong in November 2005, picking up HK$570,000 for his effort. He won again there in March, 2006, when the purse was also HK$570,000.
Chateau Istana'S FAMILY
Oaklands Studs principal Neville Stewart believes Chateau Istana will provide the ideal cross for most broodmares, particularly daughters of Danehill. "His genetic structure is close to perfect. He has Danzig in the third generation on the top side and is from a daughter of the champion sire Miswaki and also has Mount Hagen and Young Emperor on his dam’s side,” Stewart said. ”He was a good two-year-old and is an excellent type with a powerful hindquarter and great strength through his shoulder, beautiful head and eye and he has an ideal temperament for a stallion. “Chateau Istana has two things in abundance – spectacular quality as an individual and blistering speed and that’s what attracts good returns in the sale ring. “The fact that he was a Group 2 winning two-year-old lays claims to his superior sprinting ability, which he obviously gets from his pedigree because there is a lot of Nasrullah blood in his family. "He has similar credentials to Oaklands former champion stallion Iglesia. I hold as much expectation for Chateau Istana as I did for Iglesia. Both horses won a time honoured race as a two-year-old, both possess exceptional looks and have superior speed. “Chateau Istana also has similar credentials to Pure Theatre. Both were Winners in two countries and are related to Danzig. Pure Theatre has been very popular and his yearlings (oldest progeny) have sold for as much as $210,000 and that’s off a $5,000 service fee. “Chateau Istana has the potential to deliver similar results.” Stewart concluded. Magic Millions general manager David Chester said: “Chateau Istana had explosive speed and is one of the most handsome individuals I have ever inspected. He is a great addition to Queensland’s Oaklands Stud and I can’t wait to sell his youngsters.” Former Hong Kong trainer Ivan Allan, who played a role in transferring Chateau Istana from England to Hong Kong, is confident the stallion will make a positive impact in Australia.
CHATEAU ISTANA'S PEDIGREE
GRAND LODGE (USA) (Chestnut 1991-Stud 1995). 4 wins-3 at 2, Newmarket Dewhurst S., Gr.1. Champion French Sire (AEI), 2000. Sire of 748 wnrs, 55 SW, inc. SW Grand Zulu (STC BMW S., Gr.1), Sinndar, Freemason, Hotel Grand, Shamdala, Ambulance - Lightning Star (H.K.), Queen's Logic, Grandera, Lovelorn, Indian Lodge, Shogun Lodge, Grande Melody, Chateau Istana - Chateau King Prawn (H.K.), Symboli Gran, Crown Prosecutor, Priors Lodge, Sandmason, etc.
MISS QUEEN, by Miswaki. Unraced. Half-sister to TAJANNUB (dam of NATIVE RULER), Clever Empress (dam of TERRIFIC CHALLENGE). Dam of four foals, all raced, three
Winners - CHATEAU ISTANA - CHATEAU KING PRAWN (H.K.) (c. by Grand Lodge). 5 wins. See above. PRINCE OF LIGHT (c. by Fantastic Light). 5 wins-3 at 2-from 6f to 1m, £90,824, to 2006, Newmarket Sirenia S., Gr.3, Goodwood Thoroughbred S., L, Chester S., York Irwin Mitchell Solicitors Nursery H., Goodwood Turf Club 2YO Maiden S., 2d Windsor Midsummer S., L. Mandobi (c. by Mark of Esteem). 3 wins-1 at 2-from 1400m to 1600m, £56,305, 289,264Dhs, to 2005-06 in GB and U.A.E, Royal Ascot Britannia H., Nad al Sheba Storming Home Trophy H., 2d Goodwood Thoroughbred S., L, Epsom Vodafone Group Services H., York Maxiprint Nursery S., 3d Haydock Manchesteronline Maiden 2YO S. Miss You (f. by Grand Lodge). Placed at 3 in GB.
EMPRESS JACKIE, by Mount Hagen. Winner, Monmouth Am Capable S., L. Half-sister to STAR OF GDANSK, W.D. JACKS, Shawgatny (dam of SATULAGI). Dam of 10 foals, 5 to race, 4 Winners, inc:- TAJANNUB (Dixieland Band). Winner, Ascot Princess Margaret S., Gr.3, York Black Duck S., L, 3d Goodwood Prestige S., Gr.3. Dam of- NATIVE RULER (Elusive Quality). 2 wins at 2 in 2006, Colonial Chenery S., L. Nashaab. 7 wins at 7½f, 1m, £128,216, 37,500Dhs, to 2006, Doncaster The Mail On Sunday Mile Qualifier, York Betfair.com H., 2d Doncaster Free Press Ladies Day H., Newbury Stan James H., York Castlegate H., 3d Goodwood William Hill Mile H., Mitsubishi Diamond Vision H., Newmarket betdirect.co.uk Mile H., Doncaster Merlin Land Rover H., York Cadogan Silver Salver H., Bradford & Bingley H., Nad al Sheba Greenwood Ellis & Partners H., Concord H. Tajaathub. Winner at 1400m, 2d Longchamp Prix de la Grange Aux Belles. Polish Emperor. 8 wins-1 at 2-at 5f, 6f, 2d Newbury Thesportsman.com H. I Know My Bodie. 4 wins from 6½f to 8½f in U.S.A. Imperial Gain. Winner at 7f in 2006 in GB. Clever Empress. Placed at 3 in U.S.A. Dam of- TERRIFIC CHALLENGE (Royal Academy). 7 wins to 6f, US$308,127, to 2006, Monmouth John McSorley S., L, Sneakbox S., L, My Frenchman S., L, Meadowlands Bergen County S., L, 2d Monmouth Decathlon S., L, Calder Lola Bella S., L, 4th Woodbine Nearctic S., Gr.2. Regal Connection. 2 wins-1 at 2-at 8¼f, 11½f to 2006, 3d York Thinkireland.com 2YO Maiden S. Jezyah. Unraced. Dam of- Royal Guard. 4 wins from 1200m to 1800m to 2006 in France and U.S.A, Saint-Cloud Prix Biniou, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Manitou, 2d Saint-Cloud Prix General de Saint-Didier, Maisons-Laffitte Prix Biniou. Don Alfred. 2 wins at 3200m, 3400m, Milan Premio Bogliasco, 2d Rome Criterium d'Inverno Hurdle.
STAR EMPRESS, by Young Emperor. Winner, River Downs Vivacious H., L. Half-sister to ROYAL RAFALE (dam of FLAMA ARDIENTE, ROYAL SAINT, Buda Lady, Catalan), Oblivious Miss (dam of BECKY'S QUEEN, Miss O'Keefe, Oblivious Star), One Quest (dam of JUDGABLE). Dam of 9 foals, 3 to race, all Winners, inc:- W.D. JACKS (Matsadoon). Winner, Hollywood Affirmed H., Gr.3. Sire. STAR OF GDANSK (Danzig Connection). Winner, Curragh Tetrarch S., Gr.3, Desmond S., Gr.3, 2d Irish Two Thousand Guineas, Gr.1, Curragh Futurity S., Gr.3, Phoenix Park Amethyst S., L, 3d Irish Derby, Gr.1, The Derby, Gr.1, Curragh Tattersalls Gold Cup, Gr.2, Tyros S., L. EMPRESS JACKIE (Mount Hagen). Winner. See above. Shawgatny. Unraced. Dam of- SATULAGI (Officer). 2 wins at 2 in 2006, Ascot Winkfield S., L, 2d Newmarket Empress S., L, Nad al Sheba Shahrazade Trophy, 3d Newmarket Sweet Solera S., Gr.3, 4th Ascot Fillies' Mile, Gr.1.