Al Samer relocates to Victoria's Ridgeview Park (TBV)

Mar 31, 2016

Proven Redoute’s Choice sire Al Samer has returned to Victoria and will continue his stud career at Ridgeview Park.

The 13 year-old stallion will stand for a $2,200 (inc gst) service fee at Muskerry East.

Al Samer was based at Emirates Park in Diggers Rest before transferring to Queensland.

“I was talking to Emirates Park’s general manager Bryan Carlson and jumped at the chance when he mentioned the horse was available,” Ridgeview Park owner Phil Sloane said.

“He’s still a relatively young horse and settled in straight away after arriving earlier this week.”

Ridgeview Park welcomed Al Samer back to Victoria following the recent deaths of old warrior Bianconi and young Redoute’s Choice sire Dr Doute’s.

“Losing two stallions within a month was a body-blow, but you’ve got to get up and keep going,” Sloane explained.

Al Samer was a Group 3 winner of the Black Opal Stakes at two and he trained on to claim the Listed Darby Munro Stakes as a three year-old.

He sired Mr Chard (winer of the Group 3 VRC Carbine Club Stakes) & Le Remas (winner of the Listed MRC John Dillion Stakes) in his first crop and followed up with dual black type winning 2yo Underestimation (winner of Listed St Albans Stakes and Listed VRC Anzac Day Stakes).

Al Samer’s early crops also included the Hong Kong trained winners Tour De Force (trained by John Size) with 7 wins and AU$1.4 million in prizemoney, Keen Tactics (Almond Lee), Spicy Sam (David Ferraris), Haymaker (Francis Lui) and Eastern Promise (Peter Ng).

This Saturday, the very promising Victorian bred Berisha, a son of Al Samer, will line up in the Listed Mornington Cup with a good chance. He is already stakes placed as a three-year-old.

“All his stakes horses have won in Melbourne and those overseas winners were bred in Victoria,” Sloane said.

“I don’t know why he left here in the first place!"