Gulch - La Gueriere (Lord At War)
1997 Chestnut 16hh
4 starts in the USA for 1 win, 1 third, 1 fourth. US$34,700.
In 2000: Santa Anita Maiden Special Weight (1m).
is a very nice type with good conformation, temperament and,
most importantly, a strong pedigree of Group performers - all
evidence of his $1.1 million US dollar yearling price at Keenland!
Winner - Brilliance won his first start by two lengths
running against 3 year olds and older horses. He was in training
with Wayne Lukas and was the stable's prime hope for the Kentucky
Derby that year before suffering an injury.
is the first son of Champion USA 3YO Colt and Champion Sire
Thunder Gulch to stand in New Zealand.
dam La Gueriere (by Lord At War) claimed 6 wins
including Keenland Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup S., G1,
Bewitch S., G3, earning US$334,628. This mare recently
sold for US$610,000.
is a half brother to Group 2 and 3 winner Lasting Approval
(c. by With Approval), earner of US$510,266.
the first five dams in his pedigree are Group 1 winners. Another
important feature of Brilliance's pedigree is that his third
dam Priceless Gem (Group One winner at 2 and 3 years)
is the dam of Noble Bijou - four times New Zealand Champion
sire and four times Champion Broodmare sire.
His fourth dam Searching (winner of 25 races and multiple
G1) is a 3/4 sister to Busanda - the dam of Buckpasser
(the first horse to earn US$1 million as a 2 year old and champion
one of the best racehorse producing families in the American
Studbook, and Brilliance offers the opportunity to upgrade
your mare and improve your chances of breeding a top racehorse.
is standing at Manorshire Stud for NZ$3,500 + GST.
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