First NZ Foal for Ace High

Rich Hill Stud reports that their first NZ-born foal by their magnificent dual Group 1 winner Ace High (High Chaparral) made her arrival at the stud on Saturday.

The filly is from Gold Rose, a two-times winning daughter of Pentire from the family of dual Oaks winner Domino.  

“She is a well-balanced quality filly with her father’s lovely head and colouring,” commented Rich Hill stud-master John Thompson.

“She is the second foal by Ace High. The first was born at Andrew Ferguson’s Bell River property in Australia which was very appropriate with Ace High himself bred by Andrew at Bell River.”

Ace High is the last Group one winning three-year-old by breed shaping sire-of-sires High Chaparral to go to stud. He was understandably very popular with New Zealand breeders last season serving 100 mares in his first book.

The High Chaparral sire-line continues to go from strength to strength with the progeny of his sire-son’s So You Think, Dundeel and Toronado all seen performing very well in Australia over the last racing season. 

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