A stallion closely related to unbeaten champion Black Caviar will stand at stud in Tasmania this season.
Lionhearted is by Fastnet Rock from Scandinavia, making him a three-quarter brother to leading Victorian sire Magnus.
He is a half brother to Helsinge, the dam of Black Caviar and All Too Hard.
Lionhearted was trained by David Hayes and, although he won only one race, he was runner-up in the group 2 Skyline Stakes in Sydney as a two-year-old.
He will stand at Graeme McCulloch’s Grenville Stud at Whitemore.
“His pedigree is unmatched and, combined with his two-year-old speed, it makes him a serious stallion prospect,” McCulloch said.
The deal to stand Lionhearted in Tasmania was brokered by the Magic Millions company.
“The horse was originally entered in the National Sale but has now been withdrawn,” Magic Millions media manager Greg Irvine said.