Overseas winner for Lonhro
Lonhro, the modern-day Australian turf hero who is now a successful sire, has gone international.
The Darley-owned stallion sired his first northern hemisphere winner on Wednesday when Danon Perth won in Leipzig, Germany.
Danon Perth was purchased by Japanese interests at the 2007 Magic Millions yearling sale and raced briefly in Japan before heading to Europe.
Lonhro’s progeny have so far won $6.5 million in Australia this season with his three-year-old son Denman a standout performer.
Denman, who won the Group One Golden Rose last year, will give Lonhro a chance for more northern hemisphere success next month.
Trained by Peter Snowden, Denman won nine of his 12 Australian starts and banked more than $1.2 million in prizemoney before joining Sheikh Mohammed’s Godolphin racing outfit after a Melbourne autumn campaign.
Denman is expected to make his international debut in the Group One July Cup at Newmarket in England.
Lonhro, a son of Octagonal, will be represented by talented mare Beaded in the Group One Stradbroke Handicap at Eagle Farm on Saturday.