- Grey horse 2002 16hh
- By Lion Hunter (AUS) from Chiara (AUS)
- Group 2 winner of the Ascot Vale Stakes
- Service Fee: $11,000 (incl GST)
Ferocity is emerging as one of the most consistent sires in the country.
From his homebase at Oaklands Stud QLD, Ferocity has proven a prolific sire of winners, from both sexes over a variety of distances.
Ferocity was a high class racehorse who showed precocity in winning the Adelaide Magic Millions at two and training on to win the time honoured Ascot Vale Stakes at three.
Ferocity is a son of speed sensation Lion Hunter a Group 1 placed sprinter who sired champion Gold Edition as well as top class sprinter Lovely Jubly from a brief career tragically cut short at stud.
Ferocity’s female line is one of the hottest in Australia. His dam Chiara is one of Australia’s “Blue Hen” mares who apart from getting Ferocity has also produced stakes winners Leone Chiara and Chinchilla Rose.
Leone Chiara has franked the strength of this family in producing top class sprinter Star Witness, a Group 1 winner at two and three and now a stallion at Widden Stud.
Physically, Ferocity is a lovely type with plenty of muscle and bone and a body shape suitable to many.
Ferocity has proven popular at the sales with buyers clamouring all over Australia for his progeny.
Similarly Ferocity has sires winners in all parts from his native QLD to WA, from NSW and also VIC from 900 metres up to 1800 metres.
From limited runners to date Ferocity has sired stakes placed Lady Morna, as well as city winners Gentle Giant, Flammable, Frenetica, Sticksy, Cavaliered, Javelentia, Miss Safari, African Mama, True Blitz and Dual City.
Ferocity stands in 2011 at Oaklands Stud QLD for $11,000 (inc GST)
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FEROCITY. 10 Starts. 3-1-3 $656,500.
Won Flemington Ascot Vale S. [Gr 2] (1200 m.), Festive Season 1100 (1100 m.), Morphettville Magic Millions Adelaide 2YO Classic (1200 m.). 2d Flemington Carnival S. [L] . 3d Flemington Sires’ Produce S. [Gr 2] , Poseidon S. L, Talindert S. L. 4th Flemington Rory’s Jester S. [Gr 3] .
Ferocity had the precociousness to win at two. The colt won on debut at Flemington, winning the Festive Season Stakes, beating subsequent stakes performer Ready To Mambo.
After a short let up, Ferocity returned to dazzle his opposition, winning the Magic Millions Adelaide Classic. The son of Lion Hunter sat behind the speed, before kicking away in the straight to post a convincing victory, defeating subsequent stakes winner HILLFA and multiple Group one winner DIVINE MADONNA.
Ferocity was also stakes performed at two, finishing second in the Listed P F D Stakes over 1200 metres and third in the Group 2 VRC Sires Produce Stakes.
Ferocity had the propensity to train on at three. After failing on a slow track in the Listed Mitchell McKenzie Stakes, Ferocity showcased his amazing talent, blowing away a high class field to win the Group 2 Ascot Vale Stakes. Ferocity sat outside speedy leader Jadescent, and fought determinedly to win by half a length going away. He clocked 1.08.35 on a dead track, running an incredible 33.14 for the last 600 metres.
A time honoured race, the Ascot Vale Stakes has proven to be a race that is won by colts who meet with exceptional success at stud. Encosta De Lago, Kaapstad, Zeditave, Century and Vain have all won the race. The honour roll also contains names of champion fillies, such as Alinghi, Courtza, Rose Of Kingston, Surround and Toy Show.
Throughout his career, Ferocity displayed an astonishing turn of foot. He possessed an incredible ability to be able to sit behind the speed, and kick away with an explosive burst, as evidenced by his Ascot Vale Stakes and Magic Millions Adelaide Classic victories.
Ferocity is a striking individual with both strength and refinement.
Extremely athletic, he has matured into a magnificent horse who is well balanced and very pleasing to the eye; qualities that he has passed onto his first foal crop.
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- By LION HUNTER (AUS) (Gr. 1992 – Stud 1998) Stakes-placed; won 3 races and $114,800 inc. BTC TT Bakeries Flying H., QTC Mercherie Maiden H.; sire of 17 SWs (2 G1) Gold Edition, Lovely Jubly, Chinchilla Rose, Street Smart, Ferocity, Barbaricus, Leone Chiara, Rampant Lion, Strawberry Malt, Upilio, Any Suggestion, Midnight City, La Chasseuse, October Grey, Immortality, Fabiarna, Poachers Luck and SP Flion Fenena, Grey Stream, Ninetyfive Seal, Star Lion, Masai Pride, Lion Safari, Lil Elsa, etc.
Additional Pedigree notes
Ferocity comes from one of the most prepotent sire lines in Australia today. He is by the mighty LION HUNTER, a prolific son of Danehill, whose last yearlings graced the sales ring in 2006.
Lion Hunter finished the 2006 season by topping the Australian Leading Sires By Winners Table (133 winners) and at fifth on the Sires By Earnings Table with progeny earnings of $6,478,730. Lion Hunter is the sire of 2006/07Queensland Horse of the Year Gold Edition, who’s career earnings approached the $3.2 million mark, a true champion of Australian racing.
Oaklands Stud principal Neville Stewart was delighted to have acquired Ferocity with the help of Sheriff Iskander and other clients. Stewart regards Ferocity as the perfect substitute for his deceased sire, saying Ferocity carries all the necessary prerequisites to succeed in the stallion barn.
“Ferocity was an exceptional racehorse,” Stewart said. “He contested 10 races, six of which were stakes races, up to 1400 metres, finishing with three victories (Adelaide Magic Millions; G2, Ascot Vale Stakes; VRC Festive Season) and four placings including 3rd in the G2 VRC Sires’ Produce Stakes, for track earnings of $656,500.” He collected prizemoney in no less than 80 percent of his outings. “There isn’t a doubt in my mind Ferocity will be just as good as his sire, perhaps even better,” Stewart added.
RunnersFerocity’s first foal crop hit the ground in 2007, to the tune of excellent reviews from industry experts. His offspring have inherited strength, type and athleticism from their sire and we look forward to their debut season in 2009/10
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