|Sire||Star Kingdom (IRE)|
|VATC Debutant Stakes (1967) |
Maribyrnong Plate (1967)
VATC Merson Cooper Stakes (1968)
|Last updated on 10 August 2011|
A son of Star Kingdom from Magic Symbol by Makarpura (GB) he was a brother to Star of Heaven and Tattenham (9 wins and $26,845). Biscay was bred by Stanley Wootton at Barramul Stud in New South Wales.
Angus Armanasco, who was the leading trainer of two-year-olds in Melbourne for many years, declared Biscay was a star before the colt raced.
Biscay was undefeated as a three-year-old. An exceptionally speedy type, who usually jumped from the barrier clear of his rivals, Biscay had a short but successful racing career. From 8 starts he recorded 6 wins and was unplaced twice. His wins included the VRC Maribyrnong Plate, Merson Cooper Stakes and the VATC Debutant Stakes, all good quality races.
He was syndicated and in 1969 retired to stud to stand at the Bhima Stud, Scone, New South Wales. In 1972-73 Biscay was the leading first season sire. A quality sire in his own right he passed on his speed to his progeny which included the stakes winners:
- Belle Chanson (won SAJC Australasian Oaks)
- Biscadale (VATC One Thousand Guineas)
- Bletchingly (won AJC The Galaxy, sired the champion Kingston Town),
- Bounding Away, won 6 G1 races, including the STC Golden Slipper Stakes
- Lowan Star, won QTC Queensland Oaks and AJC Oaks
- Mahaasin (NZ ) won VATC Blue Diamond Stakes
- Marscay, winner of the 1982 Golden Slipper Stakes and a leading sire
- Scarlet Bisque (VATC Oakleigh Plate)
- Shaybisc (AJC Sires Produce Stakes)
- Zephyr Bay (VATC Oakleigh Plate).
Biscay was among the leading sires in Australia four times and Champion Juvenile Sire in 1981-82 and 1985-86. He has also proved to be a successful broodmare sire.
- Australian Register of Thoroughbred Stallions, Excelsis Press, Sydney, 1974
- Kenny, Mr BF (ed.), Thoroughbred Stallion Register 1978, Australian Jockey Club, Randwick
- ASB - Biscay Retrieved on 2009-6-19