Prince of Song Scores for New Stable


01 July 2013

The Pencarrow Stud bred Prince of Song (Casino Prince x Devil’s Song) scored an impressive win at his first start for his new stable in Queensland on Saturday. Trained by Greg Wehlow, the three-year-old gelding raced away to score in the $7000 Townsville Windows & Screens Maiden at Townsville over 1400m.

Prince of Song benefitted from the drop in grade from the Sydney Metropolitan race attempted last start and took care of the field with ease, winning by 1.3 lengths. Prince of Song broke through for his maiden success at his sixth race day appearance. Coming off a seven week break and ridden by Ian Howard, the well-related son of Casino Prince won with authority and is already repaying the new connections.

Bred by Peter and Philip Vela, Prince of Song was offered by Pencarrow Stud at the 2011 New Zealand Bloodstock Premier Sale, where he was bought by Connolly Bloodstock for $340,000. Prince of Song was recently purchased from the Patinack Farm Dispersal Sale by new owner M Katsenezas.

Prince of Song’s dam is the unraced Stravinsky mare by the name of Devil’s Song and he is by the hot young Australian sire Casino Prince who already has two Group One winners from his first crop to race. Devil’s Song is a half-sister to Group One winning mare Vapour Trail and the stakes performers Santagostino, Encosta Diablo and Glenview Lass. She is also closely related to the promising Singapore horse Speedy Cat.

Devil’s Song was covered last year by Australian sire Lonhro, the sire of Champion racehorse Pierro.