SHOWCASING is quickly making a name for himself as a proven, Group One producing stallion. He has carved out a reputation in both hemsipheres as an upgrader of mares, his 17 stakes winners around the globe prove that with none of their dams stakes winners or stakes producers until they visited Showcasing in the serving barn. Among those 17 stakes winners is a Royal Ascot Group One winner, a Breeders Cup place-getter, a Derby place-getter and of course, numerous Karaka Million performers, and all this off the back of service fees less than $10,000.
A Group Two winner and Group One performer himself, SHOWCASING showed his propensity for speed and precocity on the race track with victory in the Group Two Gimcrack Stakes, a time honoured two-year-old feature of the English summer. He ran third in the Group One Middle Park Stakes, a race won by his sire, Oasis Dream, and came back at three to run a close second in the Group Two Duke of York first up before injury curtailed the remainder of his racing career.
Retired to stud in 2011, Haunui secured a 50% share in Showcasing for a New Zealand syndicate ensuring a long-term future in the New Zealand industry. Showcasing quickly repaid the faith with a Karaka Million victory in his first crop - HARDLINE - and his first season was further enhanced with another three stakes performing two-year-olds securing him the Champion 2YO and First Season Sire titles.
This success was quickly followed with the Champion Second Season Sire title in 2015/2016 which was highlighted by New Zealand Derby-preformer and Karaka Million 3YO Mile winner RAGHU. SHOWCASING is the only sire retired to New Zealand in 2011, to have a Karaka Million runner in each of his crops, further underpinning his ability to consistently leave early runners.
Having retired to stud in the same season as Makfi, Per Incanto, Rip Van Winkle and Shocking, SHOWCASING is outperforming them all - more winners, more stakes winners, the best stakes performers to runners ratio and, more stakes money earned. But, what excites us most here at Haunui is the fact that SHOWCASING is outperforming IFFRAAJ at the same stage of his career.
Success in our key export markets is also a strong barometer for stallions, especially in the yearling sale ring. Showcasing's southern hemisphere progeny stats see him with 12 from 19 in Australia (64%), 4 from 6 in Hong Kong (67%) and a staggering 21 from 23 in Singapore (87%). With five fillies recently sold to Australia - La Mouline (G3 performer), So Far Sokool (stakes performer), Showmeyamoneyhoney (Karaka Million runner-up, G2 performer), We Belong (one start, one win), Presentatie (five-time winner) - and Singapore Group winners BE BEE (G2 Golden Horseshoe) and MR HANKS (G3 Juvenile Championship) under his belt, there is every reason for the demand for Showcasing's progeny in these markets to continue.
SHOWCASING'S ability to upgrade his mares, the fact that he can get an early horse that trains on, and given he has served over 330 mares in his last three seasons, New Zealand broodmare owners should have every confidence to use SHOWCASING in 2017.