Per Incanto
NZ's #2 Sire at Stud



With just five crops of racing age, mostly conceived off service fees of $4,000 and $5,000, the impact Per Incanto has made on the racetracks of Australasia and Asia has been remarkable, ensuring that the group winning sprinting son of Street Cry, Winx’s sire, is one of New Zealand's most in demand stallions.

Champion New Zealand First Season Sire by winners Runner-up in the 2YO Sires Premiership for 2014/15

Champion New Zealand First Season Sire by winners and runner-up in the 2YO Sires Premiership for 2014/15, Per Incanto annexed the Champion New Zealand 3YO Sire by winners and Champion Second Season Sire by winners titles in 2015/16, defeating none other than Savabeel for the former award.

That early momentum has continued in spectacular fashion. Two new Gr.1 winners in 2019 and 16 stakes performers gave Per Incanto the title of New Zealands #2 Sire at Stud on the NZ Sires Premiership behind Savabeel.

January 2019 : Per Incanto’s progeny win New Zealands Gr.1 Premier Sprint and Mile races.

What’s apparent is the ability of his progeny to train on. A Gr.1 winner as a 2YO and dual Group placed in Melbourne as a spring 3YO, Dal Cielo was still winning Australian metropolitan races as a 5YO. A winner at two, the big mare Indecision has gone to a new level as a four and 5YO winning multiple black-type races.

Other Australian stakes performers include the Gr.3 and Listed winner Lanciato and the Queensland star Amanaat, winner of eight of his last ten starts, including success at black type level. Per Incanto’s runner to winner percentage in Australia is 61% and 7.9% for runner to stakes winner.

Runner to winner percentage in Australia 61%
7.9% for runner to stakes winner

Per Incanto has a winners to runners figure of 70% in Asia. In Hong Kong, Group 3 placed Time To Celebrate and dual stakes placed Morethanlucky are his highest rated performers, with the unbeaten speedball Classic Unicorn picked for big things in 2019/20. A 13 length Avondale trial winner before his sale to Hong Kong, the athletic chestnut was the real talk horse of Hong Kong racing late in the 2019 season, especially after he went so close to breaking the long standing Sha Tin 1000m course record held by the mighty Sacred Kingdom.

Runner to winner ratio in Asia 70%.

Per Incanto’s popularity in the sales ring continued in 2019. At Karaka he was the second leading NZ based active sire on averages in Book 1 behind Savabeel with 12 yearlings selling for an average of $135k, and leading sire on average in Book 2, to average $100k for the entire Sale over Books 1,2 and 3.

$100k Average across All Karaka Sales

Bearing a close physical resemblance to his-own sire, Street Cry, at 16.1 hands and a dark bay, Per Incanto is an outstanding looking individual, athletic and possessed of an incredibly attractive head and outlook.

The 2019/20 season has the makings of Per Incanto’s most successful season to date. With the ability of his progeny to train on, proven black-type performers Shadows Cast, Santa Monica, Dolcetto and Casaquinman complement an array of young talent headed by last season’s stakes performing juveniles Ramazzotti and Hastobegood, and up and comers Mauna Kea, Marzamino, Monarch and Our Wind Spirit.

With such an impressive line-up of existing racing talent and the produce of substantially upgraded books of mares set to debut in the next couple of seasons, the continued ascent of Per Incanto into a deserved position amongst the ranks of New Zealand’s leading stallions is assured.

Next season could be a very exciting one

Robt Dawe AGENT Glenda Goodwitch Hasstobegood

Per Incanto 2019 Service Fee: $17,500 + GST LFG 

To discuss the mating of your mare with Per Incanto
contact Sam Williams +64 (0) 274 853 400.

A real sense of stockmanship and a love of the animal. When our mares arrive back from LA, they look like they’ve had a month at Club Med, with some of the trimmings of the buffet, but also the glow of having had the attention of a personal trainer

Sylvia Kay, Trainer, Levin