Manhattan Rain - Encosta's Legacy Continues
It is with great excitement and anticipation that Blue Gum Farm announces the relocation of Encosta De Lago's impeccably credentialed son Manhattan Rain to Victoria.
As a racehorse Manhattan Rain was a Group One winning 2YO of the AJC Sires Produce Stakes. As a 3YO he ran a slashing second to So You Think in a memorable Group One WS Cox Plate. He also placed in both the Golden Slipper Stakes and Champagne Stakes at two and the Caulfield Guineas at three. Manhattan Rain retired to stud the winner of $1,311,200 in stakes. He is Encosta De Lago's leading entire prize money earner.
Manhattan Rain has a pedigree second to none. He is by twice Champion Australian Sire Encosta De Lago who sired 15 of his 26 individual Group One winners from his original base here at Blue Gum Farm. Manhattan Rain is a half-brother to three time Champion Australian Sire Redoute's Choice and closely related to another grand old Blue Gum Farm stallion in Umatilla (NZ) who sired six individual Group One winners and the winners of over $38,000,000 in stakes from his Victorian base. Other close relations include Al Maher and Hurricane Sky who have both sired Group One winners at stud. There are big stallion pedigrees and then there is this stallion pedigree. They just don't come any bigger!
But the best thing about Manhattan Rain is the job he is already doing himself as a stallion. With just four crops of racing age he has already sired numerous individual Group and/or Stakes winners including this season's Champion two year old elect and Group One Golden Slipper Stakes winner SHE WILL REIGN, last season's Group Two winning 2YO SCARLET RAIN, who is back with a bang this season as a three year old, and 4YO WHISKY BARON who recently became his sire's first Group One winner when taking out South Africa's most prestigious race, the Kenilworth Sun Met. Manhattan Rain has already sired the winners of over $9,500,000 in stakes and that figure is growing rapidly.
Manhattan Rain’s 2016 yearlings (current 2yo’s) were purchased by leading trainers David Hayes, Gai Waterhouse, Ciaron Maher, Darren Weir, Tony McEvoy, Matthew Ellerton, etc.
His 2017 yearlings have already sold to $360,000.