Premier Victorian operation Rosemont Stud has won the battle to secure last season’s outstanding, multiple stakes winning 2yo HANSEATIC who will be retired to stand at the iconic Gnarwarre stud.

Hanseatic became the first 2yo since Champion colt RANCHER to win the Merson Cooper Stakes (L), Blue Diamond Preview (L) & Blue Diamond Prelude (Gr3).

The Anthony & Sam Freedman trained colt is a son of high class speed influence & source of multiple Group one winners Street Boss and from the winning Exceed And Excel mare Itameri, herself a close relation to the immortal BLACK CAVIAR.

Principal Anthony Mithen described securing Hanseatic as a watershed moment for Rosemont who has been a major player in the yearling market this year via the newly established colts partnership, Victorian Alliance.

“I can’t begin to describe how excited we are to add a horse with the obvious Group One talent and appeal of Hanseatic to our stallion roster for 2021.

He won his first three starts, all at stakes level, all in eye-catching style before a fast finishing, close 2nd in the Gr1 Blue Diamond Stakes as even money favourite. He was the buzz horse this time last year and deservedly so.

In fact, he had won three individual 2yo stakes races before the majority of stud bound colts for this season had won their first! He’s got precocity, he’s got x-factor, he’s got speed, class, rock star looks, an elite 2yo rating and is from the immediate family of the fastest we’ll ever see, BLACK CAVIAR.” said Mithen.

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Trainer Anthony Freedman described Hanseatic as the ideal 2yo.

“He’s the most talented 2yo we have had since Alinghi. Just incredible power and burst of acceleration when asked. I’d expect he will be an influential source of early speed”.

Hanseatic ended his 2yo season at the pointy end of many a ratings expert. Leading RSN form analyst Deane Lester described the colt as ‘one of the classiest 2yo’s I have measured leading into a Blue Diamond. An elite juvenile who rated extremely highly’.

Respected analyst, Daniel O’Sullivan of the Ratings Bureau tweeted his 2yo ratings at the completion of the 2019/20 season with only Golden Slipper winner FARNAN achieving a higher rating than Hanseatic amongst the 2yo colts. O’Sullivan applied a higher overall figure for Hanseatic than the likes of Blue Diamond winner TAGALOA, dual Group One winner KING’S LEGACY and Magic Millions 2yo Classic winning filly AWAY GAME.

“This is a proper one, the ratings support this and we’re simply over the moon to stand him alongside the likes of Victoria’s best stallion, SHAMUS AWARD here at Rosemont.” said Mithen.

“This time last year it wouldn’t have been in our wildest dreams that we would have the opportunity to stand this horse and be in a position to offer him to breeders.

I cannot thank the Godolphin team enough led by Vin Cox, Jason Walsh & Andy Makiv for their professionalism in negotiating a deal. Rosemont is a terrific supporter of the Darley operation, their stallions and find the team a pleasure to deal with. The Darley roster this season will be the envy of many and it’s a privilege that they will maintain a minor commitment in Hanseatic going forward.” added Mithen.

A select, limited number of lifetime breeding rights will be made available in Hanseatic with terms and service fee surrounding this to be determined within the next two weeks.

Those breeders wishing to register an interest should contact Anthony Mithen or Rosemont general manager, bloodstock Ryan McEvoy (0439 802 837 / ryan@rosemontstud.com.au)