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May 18, 2020 Hinchinbrook’s fast son Unite And Conquer to stand at Kingstar

Brilliant early season two-year-old Unite And Conquer (Hinchinbrook), a dual stakes-winning colt whose racetrack career was cut short by injury, will stand at Kingstar Farm in the Hunter Valley this year. The former Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained sprinter, who comprehensively won the Maribyrnong Trial (Listed, 1000m) in October 2018 and the Wyong Magic Millions 2YO Classic (RL, 1100m) soon after, has been secured by Matthew Sandblom to join his stallion roster at Kingstar Farm. The acquisition of Unite And Conquer also coincides with well-known industry professional Conor Phelan re-entering the stud game after being recruited to the Sandblom-owned operation, based near Denman.
Phelan, who spent almost a decade at Vinery Stud before a two-year stint with software company ThoroughWorks, is excited by the new role and the prospects of Unite And Conquer whose first season fee has been set at $6,600 (inc GST). “Matthew is a heavy hitter and Kingstar is becoming more of a major player, so the time’s right to join them as they expand and we’re going to take on a new stallion this year in Unite And Conquer,” Phelan said. “I think there’s a lot of upside to sons of Hinchinbrook and if you go back through Unite And Conquer’s pedigree, there is a lot of two-year-old speed influence there in Danzero, Flying Spur and Snippets - it almost reads like a who’s who of Australian two-year-old sires “The attraction is there to stand a good value son of Hinchinbrook who does have two-year-old speed in his pedigree and proven two-year-old speed on the track.” Unite And Conquer is out of Melbourne city-winning mare Maglissa (Magnus), herself a daughter of Group 1 winner Danglissa (Danzero) whose offspring have also produced stakes winners Euryale (Lonhro) and Sweet Redemption (Snitzel). “Even though he only really had two starts - the third was when he hurt himself - he beat some very good horses and he did it in very good times,” he said. “He showed that he was a very good, early two-year-old, which I think is important for Australian breeders being able to get a horse into the yearling sales because we have a fair idea that they are going to be forward and strong. “They are going to be able to present well and the guys buying them are going to have hopefully a quick return on their purchase because they know it is going to be by a sire in Unite And Conquer who was an early two-year-old himself.” Unite And Conquer is already on Kingstar Farm and available for inspections.