Preferment - Champion Stayer in Australia in 2015-16.
At 2 :
3rd MRC Grand Hotel Frankston 2YO H. $42,000 1300m.
At 3 :
2nd ATC Rosehill Guineas Group 1. A$502,000 2000m to Volkstok'n'barrell, 3rd Hallowed Crown.
Winner ATC Hill Stakes, Group 2 A$202,000 2000m, Magic Hurricane 2nd, Complacent 3rd.
At 4 :
Winner VRC Australian Cup Group 1 A$1,505,000 2000m, 2nd Awesome Rock and Rising Romance 3rd.
Winner VRC Turnbull Stakes, Group 1 A$502,500 2000m, Royal Descent 2nd, Set Square 3rd.
4th ATC Chipping Norton Stakes Group 1 A$605,000 1600m Winx 1st, Dibayani 2nd, Hauraki 3rd
Preferment is a very strong and attractive type and has been an absolute pleasure to train. He is a very clean winded horse and in this modern day I see it as a very welcome attribute to any horses joining the stallion ranks.
This horse is the perfect horse to continue on the Zabeel sire line and surely our memories go back far enough to realise how dominant he was a a younger stallion. With such a significant amount of prize money being injected into staying races as well as the Saturday racing in general that we have 52 weeks of the year, it makes sense to breed to a horse like Preferment who you know will leave progeny competitive in so many of these races, especially our Oaks, Derbys and Cups races of the future.
With the majority of breeding focused on speed, this horse would have very little competition at the major yearling sales and would prove a good investment to breed too. I, like many trainers, will be chasing the progeny of Preferment in the years ahead.
Chris WallerLeading Australian Trainer