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Biscay (horse)

Biscay
Sire Star Kingdom (IRE)
Dam Magic Symbol
Grandsire Stardust
Damsire Makarpura (GB)
Gender Stallion
Foaled 1965
Country Australia
Color Chestnut
Record 8: 6 - 0 - 0
Earnings AUD$19,500
Summary
Biscay is a thoroughbred racehorse out of Magic Symbol by Star Kingdom (IRE). He was born around 1965 in Australia.
Horse (Equus ferus caballus)
Last updated on 19 June 2009


Biscay was a Thoroughbred racehorse bred in Australia in 1965. A son of Star Kingdom from Magic Symbol he was a brother to Star of Heaven and Tattenham (9 wins $26,845).[1] Biscay was bred by Stanley Wootton at Barramul Stud in New South Wales.

Angus Armanasco, who was the leading trainer of two-year-olds in Melbourne for many years, declared Biscay was a star before the colt raced.

Biscay was unbeaten as a three-year old.[1] An exceptionally speedy type, who usually flew from the barrier clear of his rivals, Biscay had a short but successful racing career. From 8 starts he recorded 6 wins and was unplaced twice. His wins included the VRC Maribyrnong Plate, Merson Cooper Stakes and the VATC Debutant Stakes, all good quality races.

Stud career

He was syndicated and in 1969 retired to stud to stand at the Bhima Stud, Scone, New South Wales. In 1972-73 Biscay was the leading first season sire.[2] A quality sire in his own right he passed on his lightning-quick speed to his progeny which included the stakes winners Bletchingly (who sired the champion Kingston Town), Bounding Away, Lowan Star, Zephyr Bay, Otehi Bay, Biscay Star, Biscawong and Marscay, winner of the 1982 STC Golden Slipper Stakes and a champion sire himself.[3]

Biscay has also proved to be a successful broodmare sire.

He died on 7 November 1987 having sired 300 individual winners (including 40 stakeswinners with 81 stakeswins) worth more than AUD$5.5 million in stakesmoney.[3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Australian Register of Thoroughbred Stallions, Excelsis Press, Sydney, 1974
  2. Kenny, Mr BF (ed.), Thoroughbred Stallion Register 1978, Australian Jockey Club, Randwick
  3. 3.0 3.1 ASB - Biscay Retrieved on 2009-6-19


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