Kia Ora Stud are leaving no stone unturned to ensure Golden Slipper winner Farnan has the very best chance of success and one of the star mares he will cover this spring is Group I ATC Coolmore Classic winner Lighthouse (USA), who was sold at Magic Millions this week for $1.7million.

Knocked down to Dermot Farrington Bloodstock for a partnership of Tony Fung Investments and Kia Ora Stud, Lighthouse was a brilliant sprinter miler that made a huge impression in her time in Australia with Ciaron Maher and David Eustace.


G1 Golden Slipper winning Champion 2YO Farnan

G1 Golden Slipper winning Champion 2YO Farnan


The daughter of Mizzen Mast reeled off four consecutive wins when she arrived form the US and then placed in two Group I races before winning the Coolmore, proving fast and adaptable with her wins coming on both good and heavy tracks.

She is sure to have some stunning foals in the future and is one of a bevy of lovely mares heading to Kia Ora after the Gold Coast sale.

Kia Ora also partnered with TFI to purchase Group II winner Oceanex in foal to I Am Invincible for $1million and secured the following mares: Revolutionary Girl, Tris, Amuri, Invincible Diva, Liz’s Cable Girl (USA).

Story courtesy of Breednet