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Monashee Mountain Adds 45 Winners In 2 Months
The progeny of Queensland's Racetree-based former shuttle stallion Monashee Mountain (Danzig-Prospectors Delite, by Mr Prospector) "are on a roll & the stallion's owner Kevin Dixon just about needs an atlas to see where they are winning" declared The Courier-Mail. Last month Monashee Mountain had 24 winners in 5 countries (Australia, US, Canada, Italy & Great Britain) & so far this month he has added 21 winners in Australia, US, Italy & Great Britain. US-bred 12-year-old Monashee Mountain (who entered stud in 2001) stood initially in Ireland & then in Kentucky & California when owned by Coolmore, while shuttling to Australia to stand at Beaudesert-based Willowbend Stud. Last year Dixon purchased him for his Innisplain-based Racetree stud (also in the Beaudesert district) & Monashee Mountain's extensive travelling "has meant he has had runners on both sides of the Atlantic & Pacific, while from his time in Ireland his progeny have worked their way into Europe" with Dixon noting recent reports that "he had runners in Turkey & the Czech Republic". Among his latest successes was his 9th black-type winner Slater's Peanuts at Prairie Meadows in Iowa in the US. Monashee Mountain is standing the 2009 Australian breeding season at Racetree for $8,800.