Wattle Brae Stud signs Mahisara

Wattle Brae Stud has purchased dual G3 Sandown Stakes winner Mahisara to stand on the Darling Downs in Queensland.

Mahisara (5h More Than Ready – Darsini by Danehill) was raced by Kia Ora Stud to win 7 races and over $500,000 in prizemoney.  He was trained by Paul Messara and, apart from the Sandown Stakes double, also won the Listed Qld Tatt’s Australia Stakes as a two year-old.

Wattle Brae owner Gary Turkington inspected the stallion in Scone this week and is delighted to confirm that Kia Ora Stud will retain a 10% share and support their homebred with quality mares.

“Mahisara is an exciting new additions to the Queensland breeding scene,” Turkington claimed.  “He has been one of the most sought-after young stallion prospects in training for quite some time.

“The thoroughbred industry in Queensland has been doing it tough for a number of years but the winds of change are expected in the very near future.  We’re confident a resurgence is about to take place in the State and I fully expect Mahisara to prove a flagship in a bright new era.”

Turkington also credited David Chester and Magic Millions management for playing a major part in the purchase.  “Magic Millions has backed us every step of the way.  David knows what a wonderful sire prospect Mahisara is for broodmare owners in Queensland.”

Mahisara is by Vinery champion More Than Ready (USA) and is bred on the same Danehill cross as Sebring.  His dam Darsini is a three-quarter to the G2 MVRC Stock Stakes winner Astrodame and his third-dam Midnight Fever won a G1 Blue Diamond Stakes.

Wattle Brae will stand Mahisara for a $6,600 (inc gst) fee.