Million Dollar Champ Calls Newhaven Stud Home

MILLION Dollar Chase champ Handsome Prince has joined the stud ranks at Newhaven Stud Farm in Victoria with Nick and Lisa De La Roche.

David Brasch

19 November 2021

MILLION Dollar Chase champ Handsome Prince has joined the stud ranks at Newhaven Stud Farm in Victoria with Nick and Lisa De La Roche.

“Very excited about getting him,” said Nick.

Shakeel Latimer’s great son of SH Avatar-See Blue’s Girl has joined such racetrack stars as Get It Gizmo, Houdini Boy, Moreira, Flynn, Baroooga Brett and the US great LK’s Crush N It.

“We all saw how he completely demolished the Million Dollar Chase field that included champions like Tommy Shelby and Flying Ricciardo,” said Nick.

“He’s a magnificent 33 kilo dog, by SH Avatar a hall of famer in the US and great sire here, and out of a bitch who was a Group performer on the track and from one of the great female families.

“What more could he want, what more could breeders want?

“He arrived in great order. Peter (Lagogiane) has a big kennel of race dogs and is very busy with them. Handsome Prince is a great addition to our team.

“We are very happy with the response to them all.”

Handsome Prince raced 28 times for 11 wins and eight placings, earning $1.036 million.

Handsome Prince retired as a track record breaker … the 29.38 he ran around Launceston’s 515m. Track record breakers more often than not make successful stud dogs.

His dam See Blue’s Girl was a finalist in the G1 Hobart 1000 and her litter brother, Top Prospector, won the G1 NZ Spion Rose.

Wine Glass, fourth dam of Handsome Prince, raced to victory in the G1 Eukanuba Cup, placings in the Premiers Cup and Peter Mosman, as final berths in the Melbourne Cup, National Sprint, Coca-Cola Cup and Bob Payne Winter Stake.

Handsome Prince’s sire, SH Avatar, is also sire of King Cratos, Incapacitated, Matt Machine, the sensational littermates Suffragette, Ebby Ripper, Ebby Chance and Utah Miss as well as Midnight Hero, Daithy Allen (already the mother of G1 star Qwara Bale, Robson, Midnight Hero etc.

He is likely to work well with bitches that carry Barcia Bale, Fernando Bale, Zambora Brockie, the Knocka Norris cross, Aston Dee Bee, Dyna Double One and Unlawful Entry, as well as Worm Burner, Oaks Road, Fabregas … the list is endless.

Bitches with Dyna Lachlan in their pedigree are a MUST for Handsome Prince.

Nick said reports on some early pups of Flynn and Get It Gizmo had created much interest in them.

“Mick Hardman is rearing some pups by Flynn and he especially rang me just the other day inquiring about Flynn,” said Nick.

“Lisa and I are particularly happy with the response to all the stud dogs. There is a lot of interest in them.”