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Frosted (USA) stole the show at the Darley Victoria stallion parade at Northwood Park last weekend. Click here to find out more. Image Katrina Partridge
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Aquis Queensland stallion parade
It’s been a big week of trials and at this time of the season there's plenty of interest in the three-year-olds so here’s all the placegetters with breeding and sales results.
Woodside Park's weekend stallion parade proved super popular with Victoria's number one sire Written Tycoon the headline act, while Tosen Stardom (Jpn) was feeling frisky with the start of the breeding season less than two weeks away.
Spendthrift Australia held their annual stallion parades on Friday and Saturday, with breeders taking the first glimpse at high-profile new recruit Bolt d’Oro (USA).
Some 650 guests attended the annual Darley Victoria Stallion Parade at Northwood Park last weekend, which for the first time featured a selection of young stallions from the NSW roster.
Dual Group One winner Verry Elleegant is one of four Chris Waller-trained gallopers nominated for Saturday’s Group I Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, joining stablemates Unforgotten, Youngstar and Kings Will Dream.
Promising three-year-olds Funstar and Kubrick turned in nice efforts when beaten in a barrier trial on Tuesday while a couple of sprint stars and Chris Waller's new West Australian recruit turned it on in strong efforts.
Adam Sangster and his team at Swettenham Stud presented a top class selection of stallions for Victorian breeders last weekend at their annual open day including exciting new addition Sioux Nation (USA), the very first son of Coolmore’s influential sire Scat Daddy to shuttle to Victoria.
The strong trade for top calibre individuals that was evident over the weekend continued during Part II, the third and final day of the August Yearling Sale, on Monday.
At this time of year we find a lot of promising three year-olds popping up at provincial meetings as they seek to put runs on the board to earn a crack at spring Black Type and two such winners by Fastnet Rock and Choisir caught our eye at Ballarat on Monday, both fillies entered for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas.
While the weather may not have been ideal, the reception for our first Seymour stallion parade was extremely warm from local breeders and clients who braved the conditions as Lean Mean Machine and Siege Of Quebec paraded.
I'm Incredible (Lope de Vega) was thrown in at the deep end by trainer Shane Baertschiger in Sunday’s S$175,000 Committee’s Prize (1600m), and the Karaka graduate rose to the occasion in style.
Ex-pat Kiwi Justine Hales is celebrating a massive achievement after completing the world’s longest horse race, the Mongol Derby, a race held for charity.
There has been a change of direction by The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman with some of the younger horses and the likelihood of some further major decisions to be made in a year or so.
The second day of the August Yearling Sale, that closed Part 1 of the catalogue, proved to be an extremely busy session that was echoed by the 86 per cent clearance rate amd two yearlings selling for more than a million euros.
The 2019 renewal of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale, to be held at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 22, has attracted a strong catalogue of 191 2YOs.
Irons in the Fire
As you come into spring the most important thing for any sire is to have runners that can provide the opportunity for them to do well and for that to happen you need irons in the fire. MORE...
Australia’s Busiest Sires for 2018
The Australian Studbook have released official covering statistics as at March 1 for 2018 with Coolmore supplying four of the top 10 busiest sires including the man at the top of the list.
Nobody Likes Paying Something for Nothing
Late last week we ran an open letter from owner breeder Mary Bray regarding what she sees as a completely unnecessary $55 fee in regards to naming a horse and an avalanche of responses from all over the country suggest she is not alone in her thinking with the exception of one single response suggesting owner breeders should ‘suck it up’.
Buying a Group I Winner is Not as Expensive as You Think
Analysis of our 58 Group I winning horses this year shows that while domestic commercial thoroughbred auctions might seem the best place to find your next Group I winner, the reality is that more Group I winners this season were sourced from overseas or retained to race by their breeders.
FOAL GALLERY 2019
(F) Lonhro x Classic Vogue
Twin Hills Stud, NSW
(c) Odyssey Moon x Dolphin Express
Twin Hills Stud, NSW
(c) Zoustar x Sense and Reason
Twin Hills Stud, NSW
(F) Spieth x Starry Light (NZ)
Aquis Farm
(F) Rubick x Madame Fly
Eureka Stud, Qld
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Blue Gum Farm Announce Fees
Blue Gum Farm have announced fees on their 2019 roster which is headed by Manhattan Rain, sire of Golden Slipper winner She Will Reign.
Darley Announce 2019 Fees
Darley stallions have dominated Group I racing this season making their release of 2019 service fees one of the most anticipated of the year.
Ilovethiscity Service Fee Announced
Ilovethiscity winner of the Group 1 Randwick Guineas, and producer of Group 1 two year-old El Dorado Dreaming will stand the 2019 breeding season at Noor Elaine Farm.
Widden Stud Announce Fees
The famed WIDDEN STUD have announced their roster for the 2019 season spearheaded by the exciting Zoustar (Northern Meteor) who will stand for $140,000 + GST while multiple Group 1-winning newcomer Trapeze Artist (Snitzel) will begin his first season at a fee of $90,000 + GST.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Fastnet Rock (Danehill)
Dam: Rose Of Cimmaron (Bite The Bullet)
Standing at: Aquis Victoria $9,900
Grunt - O'Reilly (Last Tycoon) x Ruqqaya (Van Nistelrooy)
Standing at Yulong Lane: $13,750
Ace High - High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) x Come Sunday (Redoute's Choice)
Standing at Rich Hill Stud: $10,000
Bolt D'Oro - Medaglia D'Oro (El Prado) x Globe Trot (A. P. Indy)
Standing at Spendthrift Australia: $13,750
Lean Mean Machine - Zoustar (Northern Meteor) x She's Meaner (Falvelon)
Standing at Aquis Victoria: $17,600
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Out of a $600 Mare Begood Toya Mother Makes It Six in a Row
A week after his daughter Sistercharlie claimed a second win in the Group 1 Beverley D Stakes at Arlington Park, former Vinery and Bowness Stud shuttler Myboycharlie (IRE) hit the board in Australia with Begood Toya Mother who earned a maiden stakes win in Saturday's Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sebring10514$712,345
I Am Invincible9621$660,670
Fastnet Rock5811$548,720
Pierro5814$507,260
All Too Hard7313$504,115
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible9621$660,670
Sebring10514$712,345
Pierro5814$507,260
Exceed and Excel6213 (1)$489,370
All Too Hard7313$504,115
Snippetson
SNIPPETS x SNOWDRIFT
52 runners this season for 8 winners
FIRST SEASON SIRES
12th Winner for Shooting to Win
On the last day of the Australian racing season the only first season sire to post a winner was Darley’s Caulfield Guineas hero Shooting to Win and he did it in style with a debut winner at Belmont in Perth.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,557,890
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Shooting to Win3312$637,480
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
No Nay Never
Scat Daddy x Cat's Eye Witness
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Fast Start
We've had just 18 days of racing this season and our competitive class of second season sires are putting winners on the board, but one has made a particularly fast start to season 2019/2020.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,557,890
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Shooting to Win3312$637,480
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
Rubick
Encosta De Lago x Sliding Cube
18 runners this season for 5 winners
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Atlante (2), Better Than Ready (3), Brazen Beau (3), Charm Spirit (3), Deep Field (5), El Roca (2), Ghibellines (1), Rubick (1), Sacred Falls (2), Shooting To Win (4), Time For War (1), Wandjina (1),
For the full second season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
The future sires still on the track identified and analyzed. From the AAA rating jewels in the crown to those just hitting the radar.
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RACING

Stakes Races Coming Up

Thu Aug 22: HAWK - ROWLEY MILE (1600m),
Sat Aug 24: RAND - WINX STAKES (1400m),
SILVER SHADOW STAKES (1200m),
SHOW COUNTY QUALITY HCP (1200m),
TOY SHOW F-&-M QLTY HCP (1100m),
UP AND COMING STAKES (1300m),
Sat Aug 24: M V - MITCHELL MCKENZIE STAKES (1200m),
CARLYON STAKES (1000m),