Solzhenitsyn(NZ) Places In Gr 2 For KZN’s St Petersburg(AUS)

Solzhenitsyn(NZ) Places In Gr 2 For KZN’s St Petersburg(AUS)

Solzhenitsyn(NZ), by St Petersburg(AUS), standing at Summerhilll Stud. Image: quentinjlang.com

Coming off a Gr 1 victory in mid-October, Solzhenitsyn(NZ) has again placed third in a Gr 2 race in Australia. The colt out of a Victory Dance mare, placed in the Crystal Mile at Mooney Valley over 1600m just a length off the winner Silent Achiever over Turf in heavy going. Once again, Solzhenitsyn was ridden to victory by Corey Brown and trained by Robert Heathcote.

Solzhenitsyn won the Gr 1 Toorak Handicap in Australia at Caulfield over 1600m on 13 October, on turf in good going.

Gr 1 placed St Petersburg is the only son of Nureyev standing in KZN, out of the mare Miss Bold Appeal by Valid Appeal. A very good-looking, muscular dark bay stallion with an outstanding temperament, he is a half-brother to Triple Gr 1 winner in the USA, Jersey Girl as well as 8-time winner Partition and sire Bold Expectation in Australia. He belongs to the immediate family of Two Year Old USA Champion sire Foolish Pleasure, Beldale Lustre, Valid Expecations and Little Expectations.

A stallion that wasn’t commercially available to breeders in South Africa prior to his relocation to Summerhill Stud, he has produced winners (and Stakes Winners) in New Zealand, Australia, Malaysia, Singapore and Hong Kong.

His first South African progeny are racing their first season and have already produced Blushing Peter who has placed eight times, including third in the Gr 3 Protea Stakes and fourth in the Gr 1 SA Nursery.

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