UNDER THE LOUVRE – group 1 stradbroke winner

UNDER THE LOUVRE retired to stud with 9 wins, 14 placings and more than $1.8 millions in prize money.

Incredibily, from 22 starts in black type races, UNDER THE LOUVRE either won or placed in 15, including victory in the BRC Stradbroke Handicap (G1) and 2nd in the MRC Oakleigh Plate (G1) and SAJC Goodwood Stakes (G1).

UNDER THE LOUVRE is the best performer by G1 winner EXCELLENT ART, who stood a few seasons in Australia, and he is, in turn a son of the outstanding speed influence PIVOTAL. Matched up with DANEHILL, PIVOTAL has produced a massive 18% Stakes performers to runners. So, being free of DANEHILL, UNDER THE LOUVRE offers a rare outcross for breeders.

UNDER THE LOUVRE enters his fifth season at stud with his first crop being 2yos. He has already produced impressive 2yo winners Cadboll & Under The Dunes for Ciaron Maher Racing, with many more athletic, strong & powerful types about to hit the track.

He is receiving great support at the sales, particularly from QTIS breeders, evidenced by his 100% clearance rate at the Magic Millions 2021 QTIS Sale with 12 lots sold (top 5 at the sale).

We have a filly & colt from his first crop who both continue to please. They have a great attitude, are very professional, and are strong and powerful through their backend. Ciaron Maher

If my first colt by Under The Louvre is anything to go by, this stallion could be a genuine find. Our 2yo is an athletic type with a nice action who is ticking all the boxes in his education. Chris Waller

I’ve been super impressed with how professional and forward our Under The Louvre colt is. He’s got a brilliant action and a terrific attitude. He’s not far off his first trial. Mitchell Beer

From the Under The Louvre yearlings I inspected (in 2020), they were nice and correct with good shape and size, moved well with a really good action.  John Foote

Catheryne and I were most impressed with the Under The Louvre yearlings we saw at auction this year, in particular a colt at the Magic Millions National Yearling Sale which oozed quality. His progeny are very much on our radar.  Paul Moroney

I was impressed with the Under The Louvre yearlings at the sales this year – they were all a stamp of the sire, typical sprinting horses with great muscle and well conformed. I’d expect his 2yos of 2020/21 to be winning early in the season.  James Dawson



Michael Grieve  |   Phone:  0413 331 189    |  Email:  [email protected]
Mark Farmer      |   Phone:  0431 280 154  |  Email:  [email protected]


Age                Runs      1st      2nd      3rd       Earnings
2                     3                2                                A$32,000
3                     8                3                      2          A$136,001
4                     9                3          4           2          A$382,400
5                     9                 1          3            2          A$1,211,300
6                     7                           1                       A$66,000
Totals:           36              9          8           6          A$1,827,701

At 2 : MRC BMW 2YO H. (1200m)
Swan Hill JC Murray Downs Maiden P. (1000m)

At 3 : MRC Charter Keck Cramer H. (1200m)
MVRC Jeep Don’t Hold Back H. (1200m)
MRC (Mornington) Nepean Waste H. (1200m)
3d VRC AR Creswick Series Final S., L (1200m to Pyrrolic and Hard Stride)

At 4 : VRC Headquarters Tavern S., L (1400m beating Lucky Hussler and Our Hand of Faith)
MRC (Mornington) Hareeba S., L (1200m beating Scarlet Billows and Magnus Lad)
MVRC 1print H. (1200m)
2d MRC Oakleigh P., Gr.1 (1100m to Shamal Wind and beating Fast ‘n’ Rocking)
Moonga S., Gr.3 (1400m to Lucky Hussler and beating Generalife)
VRC Sofitel H., L (1400m to Late Charge and beating Extra Zero)
MRC Anniversary Vase, L (1400m to Amorino and beating Marianne)
3d SAJC Goodwood H., Gr.1 (1200m to Flamberge and Lord of the Sky)

At 5 : BRC Stradbroke H., Gr.1 (1400m beating Black Heart Bart and The Virginian)
2d SAJC Goodwood S., Gr.1 (1200m to Black Heart Bart and beating Supido)
VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.2 (1200m to Churchill Dancer and beating Gregers)
MRC Moonga S., Gr.3 (1400m to Vashka and beating Coronation Shallan)
3d MRC Sir Rupert Clarke S., Gr.1 (1400m to Stratum Star and Disposition)
Bel Esprit S., L (1100m to Sheidel and Girl Guide)
4th MRC Kevin Heffernan S., Gr.3 (1300m)

At 6 : 2d MRC Heath S., Gr.3 (1100m to Redzel and beating Santa Ana Lane)
4th VRC Bobbie Lewis H., Gr.2 (1200m)

Sire: Excellent Art (GB)
Dam: Barcelona Girl (AUS)
Dam Sire: Noverre
Born: 2010
Colour: Bay Colt
Size: 16HH
Stud Duties:
Service Fee: $5,500 (GST inc)