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Pins (AUS) 1996
Queen of Lions (NZ) 2005
14 October 2015
New Zealand
AFS no:
Ohaupo 3881 Waikato, New Zealand

Trained by:

Trainer: Tim Martin
Location: Rosehill 2142 NSW View map »


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This colt is the half-brother to our very own highly promising galloper Pride of Darci.

Import Racing has purchased well again, securing a ripping colt by one of New Zealand’s finest ever stallion, Pins.

The breeder Milan Park loved him so much, they kept 10% in him!

He comes from the family of Group 1 winners Lion Tamer and Blue Denim and that of Group 2 winner and multiple Group 1 placed Harris Tweed.

We know the family very well having purchased his half-brother Pride of Darci (by Darci Brahma) last year and he has shown us a well above average level of ability.

This colt is built very much in the mould of Pride of Darci, even down to the fine detail of have a small white sock on his near hind leg.

He is an averaged sized horse; not overly big or heavy, just a neat, athletic and well put together colt.

He moves extremely well with an action very similar to that of Pride of Darci. This is one horse you don’t want to miss out on!

The Sire


With 74 stakes winners he is not only distinguished as New Zealand’s 4th leading stakes producer of all time, but also as the very best sire this country has ever seen in terms of stakes wins registered in Hong Kong.

With phenomenal consistency, PINS averages 8 stakes winners each season – invariably, one of these 8 is a star of international repute.

PINS currently commands international attention as the sire of Hong Kong's 5x G1 winning sprinter AEROVELOCITY - a horse that has twice defied the world to win the Gr.1 Longines Hong Kong Sprint.

Before AEROVELOCITY, it was NZ’s best ever export to Hong Kong, the 2x HK Horse of the Year and 7x G1 winning AMBITIOUS DRAGON who held court. Before that the headline making likes of Cox Plate hero EL SEGUNDO, Singapore sensation WAIKATO, NZ’s record breaker KATIE LEE and so on.

All told, PINS has produced 11 G1 winners, 7 million dollar plus earners and is one of just 7 stallions in Australasia to boast a stakes winners-to-runners ratio of 7.6% or better.

PINS’ black-type prepotency is confirmed by his collection of international awards.

To date, he has celebrated 2 Hong Kong Sire premierships and has twice been honoured as the victor of the Centaine Award (global progeny earnings).

In 2015-16, PINS was Australasia’s 4th leading sire for winners-to-runners.
With a lifetime ratio of 69.6% winners-to-runners, PINS ranks in a league of his own in terms of value and elite opportunity presented.

The Dam

This colt is out of the King of Kings mare Queen of Lions who is an unraced half-sister to LION TAMER, dual Group 1 winner of the Victoria Derby and Underwood Stakes. This is her fourth foal. Her third foal (Pride of Darci) is a 2yo and is showing us plenty of ability.

Queen of Lions has produced 2 foals to race;

Superveloce (by Savabeel) has placed twice in 2016/17 and has been unlucky not to have won yet. His owners have a good opinion of him, so much so that they are flying him over to Melbourne to continue his racing career.

Savapak (by Savabeel) has placed twice from two starts in 2016/17 finishing runner up on both occasions beaten only a neck in his latest outing on the 4th February 2017.

The Trainer

This colt will be trained by IR’s exclusive Gr.1 winning trainer TIM MARTIN out of his Rosehill stables. Tim has trained multiple stakes winners over the years including Gr.1 winners HEAVENS ABOVE, EXCEED AND EXCEL, TYPHOON ZED and REDOUTE’S DANCER, and the recent Gr.2 winner MORAL VICTORY. He is also the trainer of our very own multiple city winner KING DARCI.

Tim commented “In November last year I visited Waikato Stud and viewed Pins in the flesh. He really impressed me and I can see a lot of him in this smart colt. He is a forward, strong, well developed animal with that good New Zealand bone to carry him. The dam side is impressive with him being a close relative to the Group 1 winner Lion Tamer. We train his half-brother, Pride of Darci and we have a high opinion of him so we are very excited David and the team at Import Racing has secured this colt for us to train” TM

Tim’s natural horseman skills are second to none and the results are clearly evident in his winners and impressive strike rate.

The Breeding

This colt is bred on a 20/20 mating cross. This occurs when a pattern has two or more Graded Stakes Winners with CSI values above 20. This indicates that this pedigree is exceptional as there are at least two superior horses with a very similar pattern.

Stakes winners bred on the same cross include Group 1 winners SNIPPETS, POROTENE GEM, CASUAL PASS, SNOWLAND, SKY CUDDLE and of Group 2 winners MACKINTOSH, DECORAH, ANTONIO LOMBARDO, LEGLESS VEUVE etc.

From the Director

It was like Déjà vu when inspecting the Pins colt in Karaka this year. Just over a year ago, we had purchased Pride of Darci from the same vendor, located in the same stables, with a horse that looked nearly identical.

When I inspected the Pins colt, he gave me the same feeling Pride of Darci did the year earlier and I knew I just had to have him and was not going to leave the sale without him.

Pride of Darci has shown our trainer Tim Martin a great deal of ability and this colt reminds me so much of him.

Many people missed out on purchasing a share in Pride of Darci last year. Don’t make the same mistake this year. Don’t miss out on this colt!

I am extremely confident we have purchased another nice horse and am stoked to have him join the Import Racing team.

David Mourad

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Bay or Brown colt       Foaled 14th October 2015 

PINS SnippetsLunchtime (GB)Silly Season
Easy DateGrand Chaudiere (Can)
No FinerKaoru StarStar Kingdom (Ire)
HumourPirate King (GB)
King of Kings (Ire)Sadler's WellsNorthern Dancer
LionessGenerous (Ire)Caerleon
Blue SatinPompeii Court (USA)

PINS (AUS) (Bay 1996-Stud 2000). 7 wins-1 at 2, VRC Australian Guineas, Gr.1. Leading NZ Sire (worldwide earnings) twice. Sire of 979 rnrs, 686 wnrs, 74 SW, inc. El Segundo (MVRC WS Cox P., Gr.1), Legs, Aerovelocity, Ambitious Dragon, Katie Lee, Porotene Gem, Econsul, A Touch of Ruby, Antonio Lombardo, Mackintosh, Legless Veuve, Shopaholic, Icepin - Regency King (H.K.), Rolling Pin, Gallopin, Lauren Tate, Pimms Time, Megapins, Pinsoir, etc.


1st dam

QUEEN OF LIONS, by King of Kings (Ire). Unraced. Half-sister to LION TAMER, Let Me Roar. This is her fourth foal. Her third foal is a 2YO. Dam of 2 foals to race, both winners-

 Superveloce (g by Savabeel) 2 wins at 1350m, 1600m in 2016-17 in Aust.

 Savapak (g by Savabeel) Winner at 1600m in 2016-17 in NZ.


2nd dam

LIONESS, by Generous (Ire). Unraced. Half-sister to Blue Grass. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 4 winners, inc:-

LION TAMER (c Storming Home) Joint Top of 2010-11 Australasian 3YO Classification (Extended). 6 wins-3 at 2-from 1100m to 2500m, NZ$90,375, A$1,234,000, Victoria Derby, Gr.1, MRC Underwood S., Gr.1, ARC Champagne S., L, NSW Tatt's RC Ming Dynasty H., L, Counties Challenge S., L, WRC Carpet One 2YO H., 2d MVRC AAMI Vase, Gr.2, 3d Waikato RC Star Way S., L, 4th Hawkes Bay Makfi Challenge S., Gr.1.

Let Me Roar (f Rip Van Winkle) 6 wins to 1400m, NZ$87,435, to 2016-17, Te Aroha JC Team Wealleans H., Waikato RC ANZ at Te Rapa H., BOP RC NZB Insurance Pearl Series H., 3d ARC Easter S., Gr.2.

 Miss Lioness. 3 wins at 1350m, 1600m in NZ.

 Red Robyn. Winner at 1400m in NZ.

 Leonessa. Placed at 3 in 2016-17 in NZ.


3rd dam

BLUE SATIN, by Pompeii Court (USA). 2 wins at 1400m, 1650m in NZ. Half-sister to Blue Music. Dam of 8 named foals, 7 to race, 3 winners, inc:-

Blue Grass (g Postponed) 3 wins from 1200m to 2000m, 2d Hawkes Bay Stella Artois H., Rotorua RC Happy Birthday Glen Martin H., 3d Taranaki 2YO Classic, Gr.3, CJC Blue Star Taxis H., Speight's H.

 Lion - Lutalo (Aust.). 2 wins at 1600m, 2000m, Cambridge JC Garry Keith Motors 3YO Trophy, 2d AJC Sydney City Lexus P.H., Time Magazine H., Striking Force H., 3d AJC Sinnjar H., City Tatt's RC Omega Welter H., AJC Energy Australia H., Turf H., Hawkes Bay Account Collections H., STC Members Equity H., Taranaki RC Rough Habit 3YO H.

 Equus Zephyrus. 2 wins at 1400m, 2000m, HKJC Wan Chai H., Murray H., 2d HKJC Yuen Wo H., Salisbury H.

 Candlelight. Raced twice. Dam of 2 winners-

 Mr Legs. 3 wins at 2100m, 2200m, ARC New Zealand Herald H., Marton JC Plant Plasma H.


4th dam

(MY) BLUE DENIM, by A Chara (Ire). 10 wins-2 at 2-from 1000m to 3200m, NZ$136,835, A$261,000, STC HE Tancred S., Gr.1, Auckland Cup, Gr.1, AJC Queen Elizabeth Randwick S., Gr.1, Rotorua Challenge S., Gr.3, ARC Doncaster H., Spring H., Rotorua RC Kiwi House H., Waikato Fillies Classic S., 2d AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, VRC Melbourne Cup, Gr.1, VATC Sandown Cup, Gr.2, ARC Mitchelson Cup, L, 3d AJC Oaks, ARC Royal S., Gr.2, STC Storm Queen S., Manawatu Breeders' S., Gr.3, Manawatu RC Eulogy S., Gr.3, Te Aroha JC New Zealand Thoroughbred Breeders' S., Gr.3, Avondale JC Stretto S., L, 4th Avondale Cup, Gr.1, ARC Ladies Mile, Gr.3. Dam of 8 foals, 7 to race, all winners, inc:-

Blue Music (f Western Symphony) 2 wins at 2, NZ$104,300, 2d New Zealand Oaks, Gr.1, ARC Championship S., Gr.2, 4th Avondale JC Waikato Stud S., Gr.3. Dam of 3 winners-

Indianapolis (c Oregon) 4 wins from 1650m to 3200m, A$82,360, STC Oyster Bay H., 2d Queensland Cup, L, AJC Grey Ghost H., Roy Higgins H., 3d AJC Scotts Lawn Builder P.

 (My) Arctic Blue. 7 wins from 1900m to 2100m, A$137,290, AJC December H., Kyneton Cup, STC British Airways H., Commodore Computer H., 2d STC AWA Traffic Welter H.

 Magic Blue. Winner at 1600m, 3d CJC Superstrike Seeds H. Dam of 7 winners-

 Sally. Unraced. Dam of-

HARRIS TWEED (g Montjeu) Head of The 2008-09 NZ 3YO Free H. 4 wins from 2000m to 2500m, NZ$83,600, A$1,338,400, STC Tulloch S., Gr.2, VRC Bart Cummings H., L, ARC First Sovereign Trust H., 2d Australian Derby, Gr.1, ARC New Zealand S., Gr.1, MRC Caulfield Cup, Gr.1, ARC Pfizer Animal Health H., 3d AJC Sydney Cup, Gr.1, Chairman's H., Gr.2, Hawkes Bay Traderacks H., 4th New Zealand St Leger, L.