Lean Mean Machine
2020 Service Fee: $13,200 (inc. GST)
Zoustar x She's Meaner (Falvelon)
Standing at Leneva Park, Seymour
The ONLY dual Group-winning son of the Champion First and Second Season Sire Zoustar at stud, Lean Mean Machine received an outstanding first book of mares, supported by many of Australia’s leading breeders including Emmanuel Bloodstock, Erinvale Thoroughbreds, Glastonbury Farms, Goldin Farms, Kambula Stud, Makybe Racing & Breeding, Phoenix Broodmare Farm, Ponderosa Park, Raffles Racing, Seymour Bloodstock, Swettenham Stud, Yarradale Stud and Yulong Investment.
Successful on his debut over 1000m, his trainer's lofty opinion of Lean Mean Machine saw the colt only ever contest black type races from the point on.
Third in both the Gr.3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes (1100m) and the Gr.3 GCTC Ken Russell Memorial Classic (1200m) at his next two starts, the impressive son of Zoustar then claimed the Gr.2 BRC Sires’ Produce Stakes (1400m), ending his juvenile season out of the top three just once in five starts.
Resuming in the Gr.2 ATC Run To The Rose (1200m) at three, a race won in the past by Pierro, Smart Missile, Exosphere, Astern and Menari, the imposing colt finished third two starts later in the Gr.1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) down the Flemington straight behind the fellow Aquis part-owned filly Sunlight to give his sire a history-making one-two-three victory.
From a Danehill-free pedigree, Lean Mean Machine’s first three dams are all juvenile winners, highlighted by his dam She’s Meaner, a winner of the Listed Tommy Smith Slipper (1200m), Magic Millions Wyong 2YO Slipper and a narrow runner up in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic.
"He’s well named and is a pretty sexy colt, he’s obviously a very good horse and as we saw with Zoustar, he came back as a 3YO and went to a whole new level. It looks like this boy has done the same."
Chris Waller, Champion Trainer
"I was impressed by Lean Mean Machine a very good looking horse, He carries an ideal sire-line to utilise for our mares, he should produce quality sales horses, he has a speed race record that suits our market and importantly our racing."