Satono Aladdin signed by Rich Hill Stud

A successful long-standing international partnership will again join forces in 2018 with Rich Hill Stud to stand the Group 1 winning Japanese miler Satono Aladdin.

He is a son of Shadai Stallion Station’s sire sensation Deep Impact.  Rich Hill and Shadai first combined with the champion stallion Pentire and their ongoing association also includes breeding his 2015 Melbourne Cup winner Prince Of Penzance.

The passing of Pentire late last year was the catalyst to stand another stallion and both parties believe Satono Aladdin has the necessary credentials to be a major success in the Southern Hemisphere.

He was the winner of 8 races with his career highlight an outstanding victory in the prestigious G1 Tokyo Yasuda Kinen (1600m).  “He had a great turn of foot and his time of 1.31.50s for the 1600m that day was amazing,” Rich Hill Stud’s John Thompson said.

“His pedigree is also top class.  He is by breed-shaping sire Deep Impact out of Magic Storm, who was a Group 2 winner and Group 1 placed in America.”

Magic Storm is by champion sire Storm Cat out of a Fappiano mare, who in turn is out of a stakes-winning Nijinsky mare.   Satono Aladdin’s full-sister Lachesis also won Japan’s prestigious G1 Kyoto Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2200m).

“Satono Aladdin is a magnificent looking horse,” Thompson said.  “This is reflected in his price tag at the 2011 Japan Racing Horse Association Select Foal Session.  He was the second top-priced foal at $1.70 million when he was purchased by high-profile owner Hajime Satomi.”

Thompson is naturally excited to be bringing such a well-credentialed son of champion sire Deep Impact to NZ.  “The Australian Industry has obviously recognised the tremendous potential of this sire line with Arrowfield Stud standing Deep Impact’s Group 1 winning sons Real Impact and Mikki Isle.

“The Sunday Silence sire line, especially through his champion son Deep Impact, has become a very sought after international commodity so Satono Aladdin is a major coup for the New Zealand breeding industry.

Satono Aladdin’s service fee will be announced at a later date along with associate Rich Hill stallions Jimmy Choux, Proisir, Shocking and Vadamos.