Our Japanese-bred colt KREON left an impressive mark on the 1180m Showcase Super Maiden at Gundagai in his recent thrilling debut. 

Guided through patches of greenness by jockey Nick Heywood, the 3-year-old took command of the race, crossing from out wide and finding a lovely rhythm leading on the rails, easily kicking clear to win by 4.3 lengths despite the challenging nature of the track and the horse’s newness to how to most effectively apply his racecraft.

Kreon hails from bloodlines uncommon in Australia and was purchased for a substantial sum from the Arrowfield Stud draft at the 2022 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale after catching Danny’s attention with his natural balance and conformation. 

3YO colt KREON [Rulership (JPN) x Shirayuki (JPN) (Kurofune (USA))] 

His name, meaning ‘gift from God,’ reflects the high regard in which his trainer and connections hold him.

Although only a Country Maiden, the manner of Kreon’s victory suggests a promising future and a chance to potentially live up to the belief embedded in his name.

Following the race, Danny expressed his optimism about Kreon’s potential.

‘He has as much ability of any horse I have in the stable’

The victory, coming at a considerable investment, reinforces the high expectations set for this incredible looking and moving grey colt.

Not only an impressive physical specimen, the colt is extremely well related. 

His dam Shirayuki, a 2-year-old winner at Fukushima, is a half-sister to G1 Thousand Guineas winner Amphitrite. His grand-dam Admire Fukky is a half sister to global G1 winner Real Impact (G1 – George Ryder [Aus] & Yasuda Kinen [JPN]) 

Kreon’s sire, Rulership (JPN), has an impressive record with 28 Stakes winners produced including notable Group 1 winners – Mer De Glace (Caulfield Cup) and Kiseki (G1 Kiuka Sho – Japan)

The colt’s debut netted good Country prizemoney from the $50,000 purse and positions him as a horse on the rise.

Moreover, his fast progression thus far and the way which he stripped his competition is sure to please his owners and also the team at Danny Williams Racing who have placed a good deal of faith in the horse and his ability.

Congratulations to Kreon’s connections on an exciting first day out, and best of luck in what could be a high class future in racing. 

The spotlight is now firmly on Kreon and his journey is one that is sure to garner interest following a debut of such calibre. 

Mr K O Fields, Mr G B Robinson, Mr C Butler, Mr R B Edwards, Dr J F Davis, Mr T Dellosa, Mr A Fitzgibbon, Mr N Fay, Mr N J Vickery, Mrs R E Vickery, Mr S Lambert, Mr R Ruti, Mr R J Ryan, Pit Pony Express, Ms M L Whitney, Mr D M Delle Coste, Mr A J Haines, Mr E T Hughes, Danny Williams Racing

Kreon Owners

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