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Yarraman Park’s super sire I Am Invincible sired his 21st Australian two year-old winner of the season when dashing grey filly Lucicello charged home to score a dominant win at Randwick on Wednesday.
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.
Vibrato shook off his rivals at Rotorua on Wednesday to score a comfortable victory in the At Cook Contraction 2YO (1230m).
Westbury Stud have developed two acceleration programmes to attract and retain talent in the thoroughbred industry.
Vinery announce the exciting news that Champion Stallion, More Than Ready (USA)  will be returning to Australia for the 2019 breeding season.
Bred and retained to race by Vinery Stud, blue-blooded two year-old filly Night Flyer made light of the heavy ground at Hawkesbury on Thursday to keep the winning run going for her sire All Too Hard.
The Group I Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.
Talented Australian 2YO Sansom scored a decisive win at Pakenham in Victoria on Friday evening to preface a 2YO weekend-winning double for his sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) whose daughter Intimidate was successful the following day at Riccarton.
Group I racing in Australia for this season is at an end and analysis of the horses lauded as the best of the best backs up the decision of Winx's owners to choose I Am Invincible as her first partner as we find Winx as the most successful Group I horse with seven wins and I Am Invincible the most successful Group I sire with four individual Group I winners.
Godolphin’s Royal Ascot sprint king Blue Point has been retired to stud with a fee and location still to be set and Australian breeders may be wondering if he could be headed to Darley Australia this spring before kicking off his Northern Hemisphere stud career in 2020.
Golden Slipper winner Pierro might be renowned for his classic three year-olds, but he also gets his share of juvenile winners and we saw an impressive one on Monday at Wangaratta bred on a direct cross that has already delivered an eye opening 21% stakes-winners to runners.
Darley young gun Brazen Beau sired an impressive winner at Scone on Monday with the Kris Lees trained Iconic Star galloping clear to win as she pleased.
Blue hen Listen Here was sold for a whopping $3,4million at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and has the perfect record of four winners from four foals to race with $1million Inglis Easter Zoustar filly Zaniah winning her second race at Scone on Monday.
Class performer Sleeping Beauty headlined a great weekend for her sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) when scoring back to back black-type victories in the 1400m Listed Weight-For-Age Tauranga Classic on Saturday.
Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
Son of Frankel to Stand at Brighthill Farm
In a coup for the King family's Brighthill Farm, Group One performed son of Frankel, Eminent, will retire to their Tauwhare property for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST. MORE...
First Season Sire Covering Stats for 2018
At the start of every breeding season there is always a new intake of sires to consider and they are invariably popular as everyone loves to discover the next big thing, so we've had a look at the covering stats for the new recruits of 2018 which include one high profile horse that is now back in training.
Magic Millions Broodmare Purchase Produces Epsom Derby Winner
When Fastnet Rock mare Missrock topped the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this week fetching $2,3million her UK based buyers John and Jake Warren announced she would be going back to the UK with the view of breeding fast Classic horses and they will be hoping she can produce something like Anthony Van Dyck.
Hard to Say Goodbye
Emirates Park have bred some outstanding horses over the years and one of the best has been Group I Australian Guineas winner Al Maher, who is relocating to Stockwell Thoroughbreds in Victoria this year without his long time handler Ejaz Hussein, who was there when he was a foal and has enjoyed a great partnership with the stallion.
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Fee Set for Grunt at Yulong
Multiple Group 1 winning Grunt(NZ) will spearhead Yulong Investments move into the stallion market in 2019, standing at the operation's Yulong Farm in Nagambie, Victoria for a fee of $13,750 inc.
Roaring Lion to Stand at Cambridge Stud in 2019
Hard on the heels of announcing the acquisition of top rated 3YO, ALMANZOR, to stand in 2018 – Cambridge Stud is delighted to announce the acquisition of the southern hemisphere breeding rights to World Champion 3YO ROARING LION.
Armidale Stud retain “All-Star” Stallion for 2019
It was announced earlier today Group 1 sire Needs Further will remain at the Whishaw Family’s iconic Armidale Stud in Tasmania for the 2019 breeding season.
Aquis Expand into Victoria
Aquis Group CEO, Shane McGrath, is pleased to announce the expansion of Aquis into Victoria, where Lean Mean Machine and Siege of Quebec will stand as foundation stallions at a Seymour property.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: War Front (Danzig)
Dam: Misty For Me (Galileo)
Standing at: Valachi Downs $20,000
National Defense - Invincible Spirit (Green Desert) x Angel Falls (Kingmambo)
Standing at Sun Stud Victoria: $11,000
The Autumn Sun - Redoute's Choice (Danehill) x Azmiyna (Galileo)
Standing at Arrowfield Stud: $77,000
Real Steel - Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) x Loves Only Me (Storm Cat)
Standing at Arrowfield Stud: $16,500
Written By - Written Tycoon (Iglesia) x Yau Chin (Tobougg)
Standing at Widden Stud: $24,750
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Red-Letter Day for Shamardal as Blue Point Completes Historic Double
There would be plenty of breeders in Australia that would relish another chance with the father and son combination of Shamardal (USA) and Lope De Vega (IRE) who started the final day of Royal Ascot when the father sired the winner of the Chesham Stakes, Pinatubo, at the expense of his son’s better fancied Lope Y Fernandez.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Snitzel338168 (12)$23,239,150
I Am Invincible321170 (28)$16,709,738
Street Cry11964 (6)$15,495,978
Fastnet Rock260106 (10)$12,004,630
Not a Single Doubt22491 (13)$11,266,768
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible321170 (28)$16,709,738
Snitzel338168 (12)$23,239,150
Sebring317143 (11)$10,437,285
Written Tycoon281138 (6)$9,491,137
Smart Missile246123 (8)$7,791,429
Myboycharlie
DANETIME x DULCEATA
143 runners this season for 57 winners and 2 stakes winners.
FIRST SEASON SIRES
Stylish Winner for Brazen Beau
Darley young gun Brazen Beau sired an impressive winner at Scone on Monday with the Kris Lees trained Iconic Star galloping clear to win as she pleased.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep195 (1)$2,515,240
Better Than Ready4020 (3)$1,752,260
Brazen Beau305 (1)$1,326,790
Deep Field4618 (2)$1,291,385
Rubick4513 (1)$1,288,700
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4020 (3)$1,752,260
Deep Field4618 (2)$1,291,385
Rubick4513 (1)$1,288,700
Shooting to Win218$491,015
Wandjina286$401,055
Sidestep
Exceed And Excel x Dextrous
First Season Sire Runners Today: Charm Spirit (1), Deep Field (2), El Roca (1), Proisir (1), Sacred Falls (1), Sessions (1), Sidestep (1), Toronado (1), Zebedee (1),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Epaulette's Kordia Opens Stakes Account
It was looking grim for favourite backers when Kordia was well back on the fence turning for home in Saturday’s Listed Winning Edge Presentation Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm, but under a cool and confident Blake Shinn, the son of Epaulette found clear air halfway down the straight to charge home and earn a maiden stakes success.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Zoustar12263 (6)$7,148,540
Spirit of Boom12156 (4)$5,191,580
Dundeel7035 (4)$4,076,935
Epaulette9053 (6)$3,347,791
Shamus Award7433 (3)$2,662,805
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Zoustar12263 (6)$7,148,540
Spirit of Boom12156 (4)$5,191,580
Epaulette9053 (6)$3,347,791
Sizzling9340 (1)$2,408,102
Unencumbered7336 (1)$2,243,077
Fiorente
Monsun x Desert Bloom
84 runners this season for 24 winners and 4 stakes winners.
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Akeed Mofeed (3), Albrecht (1), Camelot (3), City Place (1), Dawn Approach (1), Dundeel (1), Epaulette (4), Eurozone (2), Galah (3), Kuroshio (1), Mahisara (1), Playing God (2), Shamexpress (2), Sizzling (1), Spirit Of Boom (4), The Factor (1), Unencumbered (3), Zoustar (5),
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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