Shooting to Win moved to nine first crop winners on Wednesday with a Warwick Farm win for Special Snap. Click here to find out more.
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Horowhenua horseman Chris Rutten has confirmed the sale of dual Group One winning two-year-old, Yourdeel, to Hong Kong.
Lyndhurst Stud’s long-time front-runner Better Than Ready continues to repel the formidable challenges of Deep Field and Rubick for number of individual winners by a first season sire after Golly Hut broke his maiden at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday to become winner number 21.
After tracking a five-horse speed battle, Raquel Clark came with a well-timed finish on the Leon Macdonald and Andrew Gluyas-trained filly Bless It Be to win a 1050m maiden at Balaklava on Wednesday to credit her sire Zebedee (GB) with his fourth winner from his first Australian crop.
Given a positive ride by Rachel King, Godolphin’s two-year-old Shooting To Win filly Special Snap broke her maiden over 1200 metres at Warwick Farm on Wednesday to credit her first season sire with his ninth individual winner.
Paris enhanced her already considerable value with a comfortable win at Cranbourne on Wednesday.
Mrs Bouquet has highlighted the toughness of the Toronado stock with two wins in three days in the UK.
Masar, the first horse to win the Derby carrying the blue silks of Godolphin, has been retired to join the Darley stallion roster.
Injury has forced the retirement of this season's French Group I-winning filly Siyarafina.
Pony Club was an important stage on Hugh Bowman’s pathway to a championship career as a jockey and regular rider of world champion racemare Winx.
Brad Spicer purchased and raced Choisir’s international champion Starspangledbanner and now the leading syndicator looks to have a promising type on his hands with Olympic Oath a son of Choisir’s four-time Group 1 winning son Olympic Glory (IRE).
It was an interesting and no doubt rare result at UK’s Doncaster races last Thursday, when Victorian stallions sired the trifecta in the second race on the card.
A filly bred by Sir Patrick and Lady Hogan created a big impression when zooming home to score at Ballarat on Tuesday.
Former shuttle-sire Hard Spun is responsible for the latest Swedish Derby winner Red Cactus - and he's bred by an Australian!.
It may have only been a provincial meeting at Horsham in Victoria but Darci Brahma filly Hapaira could not have been more impressive in winning on debut on Monday.
The 2018/2019 Hong Kong racing season concluded on Sunday and while newly crowned Horse of the Year Beauty Generation's sire Road to Rock topped the leading sires list by earnings, the leading sires by winners list offers a good insight into what Australasian sires are working in Hong Kong and will be popular with Hong Kong buyers at our yearling sales in 2020.
Fresh Eyes Find Value
A change of scene can put a new perspective on a sire and the Smart Missile example has been lost on nobody, which is why we're looking with fresh eyes on this stallion, who packed his bags and departed the Hunter Valley earlier this year. MORE...
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.
Middle Market Heavy Hitters
The decision to triple the service fee of Golden Slipper winning sire Sidestep from $7,700 to $22,000 has placed him into a hugely competitive middle market price bracket, so we thought a look at the most popular sires priced from $16,500 to no greater than $29,700 last year would be interesting.
Breed to Race – Let’s Take a Look at Queensland
Earlier this month we published two very well read stories highlighting some of the value sires priced below $10,000 that might offer owner breeders a better chance of producing that much longed for winner and this week we've turned the focus to Queensland which in the past two years has produced two bargain priced stallions that have achieved astonishing results.
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Eurozone Welcomed at Bellereve Stud
Quality Northern Meteor stallion Eurozone has been in hot form this year siring two stakes-winners in Krone and Mystery Love, so is an exciting new addition at Bellereve Stud near Canberra.
Newgate Farm Announce 2019 Fees
Newgate Farm have a top class roster of young stallions in 2019 offering breeders a variety of the very best Australian speed bloodlines across an affordable price range.
Kementari to Stand at Darley Kelvinside
Kementari, the dominant three-year-old of his generation when winning the G1 Randwick Guineas, will stand alongside his sire Lonhro at Kelvinside for the forthcoming southern hemisphere breeding season.
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: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Dream The Blues (Oasis Dream)
Standing at: Swettenham Stud $17,600
Written By - Written Tycoon (Iglesia) x Yau Chin (Tobougg)
Standing at Widden Stud: $24,750
Justify - Scat Daddy (Johannesburg) x Stage Music (Ghostzapper)
Standing at Coolmore Stud: $22
Bolt D'Oro - Medaglia D'Oro (El Prado) x Globe Trot (A. P. Indy)
Standing at Spendthrift Australia: $13,750
Brave Smash - Tosen Phantom (Neo Universe) x Tosen Smash (Tokai Teio)
Standing at Aquis Hunter Valley NSW: $22,000
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Eckstein Wins Winter Stakes for Coolmore
Purchased by Tom Magnier and Colm Santry Bloodstock for $750,000 at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale earlier this year, quality I Am Invincible mare Eckstein added another feature race win to her resume at Rosehill on Saturday taking out the Listed ATC Winter Stakes in the Coolmore navy blue.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Snitzel341178 (12)$23,879,625
I Am Invincible329174 (28)$17,238,723
Street Cry12166 (7)$15,831,788
Fastnet Rock270113 (10)$12,407,490
Not a Single Doubt22695 (13)$11,612,478
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Snitzel341178 (12)$23,879,625
I Am Invincible329174 (28)$17,238,723
Sebring322151 (11)$11,232,340
Written Tycoon288146 (6)$10,095,255
Smart Missile251125 (8)$8,244,164
Spirit Of Boom
Sequalo x Temple Spirit
130 runners this season for 58 winners and 5 stakes winners.
FIRST SEASON SIRES
Better Than Ready Hits 21
Lyndhurst Stud’s long-time front-runner Better Than Ready continues to repel the formidable challenges of Deep Field and Rubick for number of individual winners by a first season sire after Golly Hut broke his maiden at the Sunshine Coast on Wednesday to become winner number 21.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,556,390
Better Than Ready4520 (3)$1,893,620
Rubick4615 (1)$1,402,420
Brazen Beau316 (1)$1,364,940
Deep Field4918 (2)$1,339,685
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4520 (3)$1,893,620
Deep Field4918 (2)$1,339,685
Rubick4615 (1)$1,402,420
Shooting to Win278$530,645
Dissident407$432,640
Jimmy Creed
Distorted Humor x Hookedonthefeelin
First Season Sire Runners Today: Better Than Ready (6), Deep Field (3), Hallowed Crown (1), Safeguard (1), Sessions (2), Shooting To Win (3), Sidestep (1), Zebedee (1),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Tenth SW for Epaulette
24 hours after siring his ninth stakes-winner with a Listed win in Ireland for Insignia of Rank, Epaulette added a tenth when four year-old mare Lapulced'acqua took out the Group III Premio del Giubileo at San Siro in Italy.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Zoustar12464 (6)$7,338,525
Spirit of Boom12560 (4)$5,576,115
Dundeel7336 (4)$4,166,225
Epaulette9555 (6)$3,709,871
Shamus Award7734 (3)$2,745,245
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Zoustar12464 (6)$7,338,525
Spirit of Boom12560 (4)$5,576,115
Epaulette9555 (6)$3,709,871
Sizzling9541 (1)$2,543,152
Unencumbered7437 (1)$2,303,662
Shamus Award
Snitzel x Sunset Express
81 runners this season for 36 winners and 3 stakes winners.
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Akeed Mofeed (2), Camelot (2), City Place (3), Dawn Approach (1), Declaration Of War (1), Dundeel (2), Epaulette (2), Eurozone (3), Ferlax (1), Fighting Sun (4), Fiorente (1), Galah (3), Mahisara (2), Playing God (4), Shamexpress (1), Shamus Award (1), Sizzling (1), Spirit Of Boom (1), The Factor (3), Unencumbered (3), Zoustar (1),
For the full first 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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