What foresight does Oliver Tait processes! In weeks of Colette winning the Australian Oaks, Oliver had her sire Hallowed Crown take up residence at Twin Hills Stud.
Two years-ago Oliver opened the gates of Twin Hills for Smart Missile to stand his first season, and in weeks his daughter Maid of Heaven won the Spring Champion Stakes.
Last year Denman arrived at Twin Hills and now his son Hot King Prawn is a top-line Hong Kong champion sprinter.
Snitzel’s slick son Odyssey Moon is Twin Hill’s foundation sire and has his first runners in 2020-21.
‘The best miler of an outstanding generation,’ Twin Hills says of Hallowed Crown. ‘He’s Street Cry’s highest-rated male descendant in Australia.’
In addition, Colette won the Adrian Knox Stakes of 2000m and has won four of her seven starts, and second twice for owners Godolphin and trainer James Cummins.
With his oldest progeny being just 3yo Hallowed Crown has also sired Crown Mint to win the Sandown Long Fine 2YO Maiden Plate, second in SAJC Breeders’ Stakes and third in the SA Sires’ Produce Stakes.
In addition, his metropolitan winners include Rule the World, Widespread, Crowning Star, Phemonoe, Lillemore, Hallowed Girl, Headspace and Voodoo Girl.
In Europe Pink Princess won Saint-Cloud Prix de Saint-Lambert, The Perfect Crown won at 7f and third in Lingfield Spring Cup with Big Hearted winning 4 races in Singapore and second in Saas Fee Stakes.
Hallowed Crown did it all on the track as a 3yo in racing seven times to win the Golden Rose Stakes of 1400m at Rosehill in the Spring, having previously won the Run To The Rose Stakes at 1200m and was later fourth to Brazen Beau in the Roman Consul Stakes.
In the Autumn he won the Randwick Guineas of 1600m, having previously taken the Hobartville Stakes at 1400m, going onto run third to Volkstok’n’barrell and Preferment in the Rosehill Guineas. Hallowed Crown won both his starts at two including the Kindergarten Stakes of 1100m at Randwick.
‘In being the best horse in his family since six-time Champion sire Zebeel, Hallowed Crown is the best of his sire Street Sense in Australia,’ who today has the multiple Group 1 winner McKinzie aiming for the Breeders’ Cup Classic, having been runner-up last year.
Street Sense is still the only Kentucky Derby winner to win the Travers Stakes, having won the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at two-years. In also siring this year’s Breeders’ Futurity winner Maxfield, his yearlings last year sold up to $825,000 at auction in America.
In being the family of legendary sire Zabeel, Hallowed Crown is half-brother to the Carbine Club Stakes winning sire Needs Further, and is from the Group 3 winning Danehill mare Crowned Glory, who also ran second in the Golden Slipper Stakes.
In addition to being the sire line of Winx, this is the family of six-times champion sire Zabeel, his Australian Guineas winning half-brother and sire Baryshnikov, plus Kingfisher Mill and Wellbeing.