The early success of Japanese-bred stallions in Australia was on show today with the first 2YO trials of the season conducted at Royal Randwick.

The first of the two trials was taken out by I Love Lucy, the Lee Curtis-trained daughter of Maurice (Jpn), just ahead of the Woodside Park Stud-bred and sold Little Miss Magic, a filly by Written Tycoon.

The very next 2YO trial of the day saw Maurice colt Maurice’s Medad for Bjorn Baker finished a solid second, clearly showing above average ability.

With the first crop of Woodside Park Stud’s Tosen Stardom just 12 months away from making their 2YO debut, the early performances of Maurice’s stock both locally and internationally bode well with the future success of Tosen Stardom.

An undefeated 2YO who recorded Listed success during his juvenile season, compared to Maurice who took until four to record his first stakes success, the pair of highly credentialled Japanese bred stallions both went on to record Group 1 successes over 1600m and 2000m.

Currently the only Japanese-bred stallion available to breeders in Victoria, and one of only two sons of multiple Champion Sire Deep Impact available in the country, there are limited opportunities to access the outstanding Japanese bloodlines that have proven successful in recent years in Australia through the likes of Lys Gracieux, Fierce Impact and Mer De Glace who between them captured four Group 1 races in the space of three weeks during the last year’s Spring carnival.

For further information on breeding to our dual Group 1 winner Tosen Stardom, contact Tom Rowsthorn on 0400 553 621 to discuss your 2020 mating plans.