WHEN BRENT MCINTYRE acquired the frozen semen rights to North American sire Panspacificflight a few years back, he knew he was getting a proven sire who would succeed at stud here. But he couldn’t have dreamt how successful his first crop would be.
For a start 19 of Panspacificflight’s first crop of 23 foals qualified (that’s just about all those who survived). Fifteen of them have gone on to success on the track. By our count these 15 horses, now six-year-olds, have won more than 115 races between them. Wow!
Nearly all have now been exported and are still performing well in Australia and now back in the United States where the stallion was domiciled before his untimely death in 2018.
Panspacificflight was already a proven sire in the US before Macca Lodge started importing his frozen semen and he’s now left the winners of $US17 million in stakes there. But in May 2016 there was a Panspacificflight winner in New Jersey with a difference — he was bred in New Zealand.
Wick won five races and nearly $40,000 in stakes for Wyndham trainer Brendon McLellan before being exported. Now, racing as Wick N, he’s won 11 times in the US and has taken a mile rate of 1:51.6 at The Downs at Mohegan Sun Pocono.
Across the Tasman, Glenisla has won 19 races, posting a best time of 1:54.8 when she downed the 2015 Southland Oaks winner Smokin Bird at Menangle in March 2016. She now races in South Australia.
BREEDER ALERT: Wick and Glenisla are both out of Holmes Hanover mares. From just six surviving foals bred on that cross, Panspacificflight has also left Julia Lady (five wins) and Ansett Flight (three).
Little Rascal, owned by Ian Dobson of Christian Cullen fame, was a premier racing specialist at Alexandra Park (six wins) and Addington (two wins), earning $120,000 before he was exported to Australia in April 2017. He has quickly made his mark there with five wins at Menangle and a best time of 1:51.8 when he beat My Field Marshall in a Group III race in September 2017.
BREEDER ALERT: Little Rascal and Southern Pursuit, who won four races from the Clark Barron stable before being exported to the US, are both out of Live Or Die mares. They’re the only two progeny bred on that cross from Panspacificflight’s first two crops here. Broodmare Romola Hanover features in the pedigree of both sires.
Sadly the best was never seen from The Manipulator, who won four times from just eight starts before injury forced his “retirement”. But after a long spell he is back in the Macca Lodge stable of Brent McIntyre and might yet add to his record.
BREEDER ALERT: The Manipulator is out of the Presidential Ball mare Luckisaladytonight. Panspacificflight has clicked extraordinarily well with PB mares in the US, where the 10 foals bred on that cross have won an average of $US96,000 and four have gone 1:55, including big winner Paco Labrook (1:48.4).
The multiple winners from the first crop include Little Rascal (13 wins), US winner Wick (16), Southern Pursuit (10), The Manipulator (four) and Arden’s Concord (10). Panspacificflight isn’t available in Australia and his good winners there, like Glenisla (19 wins) Last Flight In (12), Sir Mac’s Man (seven), Straight Thru Blue (eight) and Wattlebank Flyer (11) have all been bred here.
Here’s the winning crop of 2011:
Arden’s Concord 6g (Madam Maroussia, by Artiscape). Six wins here and four in Australia (1:55.7, S).
Dakota Fred 6g (Happy Bromac, by Falcon Seelster).
First Flight In 6g (Sharjanter, by Christian Cullen).
Glenisla 6m (Touche Franco, by Holmes Hanover). Nineteen wins in Australia (1:54.8)
In Full Flight 6g (Scherger Rain, by Sir Vancelot). Two wins (1:59.7, S)
Last Flight In 6m (Orse M Denario, by Washington VC). Twelve wins, including 11 in Australia (1:53)
Little Rascal 6g (Evita Franco, by Live Or Die). Eight wins here and five in Australia (1:51.8)
(Sir) Mac’s Man 6g (Galleons Testimony, by Elsu). Seven wins in Australia (1:56.8, S)
Schwartz Denario 6m (Ergo Denario, by Bettor’s Delight). Two wins
Southern Pursuit 6g (Relentless Storm, by Live or Die). Four wins here and six in the U.S.(1:51.2).
Straight Thru Blue 6g (New York Franco, by Badlands Hanover). Eight wins in West and South Australia (1:56.4,S)
The Manipulator 6g (Luckisaladytonight, by Presidential Ball). Four wins (1:59.7,D)
Wattlebank Flyer 6g (Careful Seznicki, by Courage Under Fire). One win here and 10 in Australia (1:55.2,S)
Wick 6g (On The Double, by Holmes Hanover). Five wins here and 11 in the United States (1:51.6)