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Neorealism a giant step into breeding for Ultima

Ultima Horse Club (UHC) is proud to announce that it has secured shares in Japanese superstar Neorealism as a first-season stallion in Australia.

UHC Jayven See was the one who brokered the deal with the main syndicatae of Japanese breeders behind the decision to stand the eight-year-old chestnut son of Neo Universe at Oaklands Stud in Queensland.

Prepared by Japanese trainer Noriyuki Hori and own by Carrot Club of Shadai Syndication, Neorealism won eight of his 23 starts, most notably the 2017 Group 1 Queen Elizabeth II Cup (2000m) when under the guidance of Brazilian jockey Joao Moreira, he upstaged Hong Kong Pakistan Star (HK Champion Stayer 2018) and Werther (HK Horse of The Year 2016).

Back in Japan, Neorealism won the Grade 2 Sapporo Kinen (2000m) as a five-year-old in 2016, defeating none other than Japan’s Maurice (JPN Horse of The Year 2017). Two months before his QEII Cup Heroics in Hong Kong, he landed the Grade 2 Nakayama Kinen (1800m).

With more than ¥433 million (USD 3.99 million) in stakes money, Neorealism is the highest stake money earner to stand in the history of Queensland Racing.

Neo Universe is one of Japan’s 13-time leading stallion Sunday Silence’s most influential sons, having produced the likes of Logi Universe, Unrivaled and Dubai World Cup winner Victoire Pisa.

Neorealism’s dam Tokio Reality (x Meadowlake) is a prolific mare who has produced several stakes performers, including Neorealism’s three-quarter brother Real Impact, a son of Deep Impact and who has shuttled to the famous Arrowfield Stud in Australia in the past three seasons.

Almond Eye (JPN Horse of The Year 2018) loss in the recent 2019 Yasuda Kinen (G1) at Tokyo. The record will show that Japan’s unanimous Horse of the Year had her seven-race winning streak broken, beaten by Indy Champ, who is a “nephew” of Neorealism.

“We are thrilled to be able to stand a horse as well-bred and internationally performed as Neorealism,” said Oaklands studmaster Neville Stewart.

“He has the attributes to develop into a successful sire and he is a great addition to the sire ranks in Queensland.

The horse is a wonderful individual, very strong, perfectly put together and has a great temperament.”

As an introductory service fee, Neorealism will stand for A$9,900 (including GST) at Oaklands Stud.


Pedigree Notes

Indy Champ is a half-brother to current 3-year-old filly A Will a Way (Jpn) (Just a Way {Jpn}), who was beaten a nose in the G2 Keio Hai Nisai S. last November and most recently came home 10th of 18 in the G1 Oka Sho (Japanese 1000 Guineas). The dam, Will Power, is a half-sister to Real Impact (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who won the Yasuda Kinen and Australia’s G1 George Ryder S. and who now shuttles between the two countries where he posted his biggest wins. Will Power is also a half-sister to the G1 Audemars Piguet Queen Elizabeth II Cup winner Neorealism (Jpn) (Neo Universe {Jpn}), and the stakes-winning I’ll Love Again (Jpn) (El Condor Pasa).