Oaklands Stud are very pleased to announce the introduction of 2019 JJ Atkins winner, Prince Fawaz to the Oaklands Stud roster.
Prince Fawaz is out of the twice-winning mare Lady Paget (Testa Rossa), who herself is out of the stakes-placed Lady Capel (Last Tycoon), dam to four stakes winners including Group 1 winner and successful sire Casino Prince (Flying Spur), while she is a sister to 1994 Concorde Stakes (Listed, 1000m) winner Just Awesome.
“So, what attracted me. It wasn’t the fact he won the J J Atkins or that he’s by Fastnet Rock, I looked at the pedigree, saw Kew Gardens and thought ‘yep, that’s the family I want to breed from’. And then the rest of it, as you look further; Fastnet Rock - tick in the box. Group 1-winning two-year-old - tick in the box. Second in the Rosehill Guineas - tick in the box. “It’s very exciting and we’re very humbled and also proud that Anthony Cummings, in conjunction with the owners, selected Oaklands for Prince Fawaz above a lot of other options.”
Trained by Anthony Cummings, Prince Fawaz’s only two wins came as a juvenile, but of his 13 career starts ten were at Group 2 level or higher, as, beyond a fifth in the Champagne Stakes (Gr 1, 1600m) on just his second start, running the fastest 600-metre sectional of the race, he would finish runner-up in the Rosehill Guineas (Gr 1, 2000m) as a three-year-old behind Castelvecchio (Dundeel).
The Group 1-winning juvenile will begin stud duties this year at the Toowoomba stud, standing for a fee of $11,000, and Stewart told ANZ Bloodstock News yesterday that memories of former Queensland stallion Just Awesome (Last Tycoon) and the family emanating from third dam Kew Gardens (Kenmare), left him in no doubt that Prince Fawaz had the potential to be a success in
the breeding barn.
Stories created by Oaklands Media team, with some special features from feature writer, Kristen Manning.