Five-time Group One winner
Champion NZ based Australian Second Season Sire
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The progeny of five-time Group One winner Ocean Park have lived up to and exceeded all expectations with his two and three-year-olds dominating on both sides of the Tasman.
Ocean Park’s endless stream of winners and Stakes performers have earned him the prestigious accolade of being the champion New Zealand based Australian Second Season Sire and he is the first New Zealand stallion to achieve a top five placing on this premiership over an eight-year period.
When sire performance between Ocean Park and champion Waikato Stud sire Savabeel is compared at the same stage in their careers, Ocean Park has sired more winners from less runners and has sired the same number of black-type horses as Savabeel.
Notable winners include Listed WATC Placid Ark Stakes winner Ocean Jewel and other Stakes performers include Another Dollar – second in the QLD Oaks Gr.1, The Roses Gr.2 and Listed Gold Coast Bracelet, Mongolianconqueror – second in the NZ Derby Gr.1 and Waikato Guineas Gr.2, Pretty to Sea – second in the ATC Adrian Knox Stakes Gr.3, Seaway – second in QLD Guineas Gr.2, Ocean’s Fourteen – second in the Listed Geelong Classic and Dancer’s Kin – third in the Listed SAJC Queen Adelaide Stakes.
Ocean Park performed at the very highest level and in completing the Underwood Stakes-Caulfield Stakes-Cox Plate treble as a four-year-old he emulated the performances only champions Ajax, Bonecrusher, Almaarad, Northerly and So You Think had achieved in the previous 80 years of Australian racing.
Such was the quality of his racing career that Ocean Park was successful on five occasions at Group One level – winning the Hawke’s Bay Makfi Challenge Stakes Gr.1 at four years prior to his famous Australian treble and ARC Lindauer New Zealand Stakes Gr.1 at his penultimate career start.
As a mid-season three-year-old Ocean Park won the Wellington Stakes Gr.3 before his first Australian preparation produced a close second in the Rosehill Guineas, Gr.1. Ocean Park finished his career in the autumn of his four-year-old season with eight wins and $2.8 million in stake earnings.
Now the son of Thorn Park and Broodmare of the Year Sayyida, by Zabeel, from O’Reilly’s family, is transmitting his superior ability to his progeny which saw his third crop of yearlings highly sought-after. Across all Australasian sales in 2018, there were 48 yearlings by Ocean Park sold for an average price of $86,358. Nine of these sold for more than $150,000 and the top priced lot fetched $280,000.