Kingstar Farm signs Lord Of The Sky

Lord Of The Sky’s managing part-owner and trainer Robbie Laing has announced his stakes-winning stallion will stand at Kingstar Farm in Scone.

Laing had been touting Lord Of The Sky to studmasters prior to the 2017 serving season without any takers.  “It’s a bit of mystery to me why a stud didn’t pick him up,” Laing said after the 7yo won the Standish Hcp at Flemington New Year’s Day.  “He’s got championship ability and there’s none quicker.

“He went within an inch of beating Chautauqau in the (G1) T J Smith at Randwick and then beat all bar Flamberge in the (G1) Goodwood from barrier 18.

“I’m certain he’ll pass on that blistering speed to his progeny.  The only disappointing thing is that once again Victorian breeders are going to miss out with another quality speed stallion going to the Hunter Valley.”

Lord Of The Sky (7h Danerich – Princess Abassi by Abassi) returns from a break in the G1 C F Orr Stakes (1400m) at Caulfield this Saturday.  “I do have some reservations about him running a strong 1400m,” Laing added.  “But if they leave him alone, he will reel off a quick last 800m.”

A Caulfield juvenile winner second time out, Lord Of The Sky had won the Sir John Monash Stakes and Bletchingly Stakes with his trademark front-running tactics at Caulfield before adding a third Group 3 in the Standish.

Leading breeder Matthew Sandblom has built up a strong roster since establishing Kingstar Farm in 2016.  Lord Of The Sky will stand alongside Bull Point, Monaco Consul and Salade in 2018.