Breeders Move Away From Direct Danehill Line Sires

Tara Madgwick - Thursday March 4

The list of Australia’s busiest sires for 2020 highlights the trend away from Danehill line stallions with only five of the Top 20 being direct Danehill male line descendants and include none of the top six that covered 200 plus mares.

Click to read our previous story on Australia's busiest sires for 2020.

So You Think (High Chaparral (IRE), Toronado (IRE) (High Chaparral (IRE)and Deep Field (Northern Meteor) are completely free of Danehill, while Capitalist (Written Tycoon), Yes Yes Yes (Rubick) and Pride of Dubai (Street Cry (IRE) have one strain each.

Of the busiest  first season sires in 2020, a list headed by Rubick’s Everest winning sprinter Yes Yes Yes, the trend is even more apparent.

Yes Yes Yes was the busiest first season sire and has one strain of Danehill blood in his fourth remove.
 

Of the 19 first season stallions listed below that covered 100 plus mares only Dubious (Not a Single Doubt), Exceedance (Exceed and Excel), Alabama Express (Redoute’s Choice) and Microphone (Exceed and Excel) are direct male line Danehill descendants.

Busiest Australian First Season Sires 2020 (covered 100 or more mares)
 

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Stallion

 

Covers

 

2020 Fee

 

Stud

State

 

Yes Yes Yes (Rubick)

 

205

 

$38,500

 

Coolmore Australia

NSW

 

Zousain (Zoustar)

 

188

 

$19,800

 

Widden Stud Australia Pty Ltd

NSW

 

Brutal (NZ) (O'Reilly)

 

177

 

$27,500

 

Newgate Operations Pty Ltd

NSW

 

Pierata (Pierro)

 

168

 

$44,000

 

Aquis Farm

NSW

 

Dubious (Not a Single Doubt)

 

162

 

$13,200

 

Aquis Farm

QLD

 

D'Argento (So You Think)

 

152

 

$16,500

 

Bowness Stud

NSW

 

Cosmic Force (Deep Field)

 

146

 

$16,500

 

Newgate Operations Pty Ltd

NSW

 

Exceedance (Exceed and Excel)

 

142

 

$38,500

 

Vinery Stud (Australia) Pty Ltd

NSW

 

Castelvecchio (Dundeel)

 

141

 

$33,000

 

Arrowfield Group Pty Ltd

NSW

 

Alabama Express (Redoute's Choice)

 

141

 

$27,500

 

Yulong Investments Yulong Stud

VIC

 

Tassort (Brazen Beau)

 

137

 

$11,000

 

Newgate Operations Pty Ltd

NSW

 

Too DArn Hot (GB) (Dubawi)

 

130

 

$44,000

 

Godolphin Australia

NSW

 

Blue Point (IRE) (Shamardal)

 

128

 

$44,000

 

Godolphin Australia

VIC

 

Magna Grecia (IRE) (Invincible Spirit)

 

122

 

$22,000

 

Coolmore Australia

NSW

 

Microphone (Exceed and Excel)

 

117

 

$38,500

 

Godolphin Australia

NSW

 

II Am Immortal (I Am Invincible)

 

116

 

$13,750

 

Swettenham Stud

VIC

 

Strasbourg (I Am Invincible)

 

109

 

$11,000

 

Rosemont Stud

VIC

 

Omaha Beach (USA) (War Front)

 

104

 

$22,000

 

Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd

VIC

 

Vino Rosso (USA) (Curlin)

 

103

 

$13,750

 

Spendthrift Australia Pty Ltd

VIC

 
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