Lonhro lands first European winner

Lonhro was represented by his first northern hemisphere winner when Danon Perth was successful in the Leipziger Abendpreis (1300m) in Germany on Wednesday evening.

Danon Perth (4c Lonhro – Lady Marion by Danehill) carried top-weight of 58kg to victory at Leipzig.  He was originally bought out of the Willow Grove draft for $150,000 at the 2007 Inglis Easter yearling sale by Hideyuki Mori.  He raced briefly in Japan before transferring to Germany.

Danon Perth is trained by Andreas Wöhler for Stall D’Angelo.  His dam Lady Marion was a stakes winner of the G2 AJC Marsh Classic, G3 MVRC W H Stocks Stakes, G3 VATC Tristarc Stakes and LR VRC Matron Stakes.  

At stud, Lady Marion has now foaled three winners headed by G2 VRC Blamey Stakes winner Largo Lad (Encosta de Lago).  The mare’s 3yo filly Allurement (Encosta de Lago) and 2yo gelding Loxley (Zabeel) are both unraced.  She has a colt foal by Encosta de Lago.

Lonhro has now sired 128 winners worldwide at 63% winners-to-runners.  His northern hemisphere strike-rate will receive a boost when Sheikh Mohammed’s star colt Denman makes his debut in England next month.

Lonhro stands at Darley Australia and his fee has been increased to $88,000 for 2010.