Is This Your Price Point? $49,500 to $55,000

Tara Madgwick - Monday June 7

If you’ve just bought a mare at the recent sales, you’ll now be pondering which stallion could be her perfect match, so we’re going to look hard at the options in various price points in coming weeks offering facts and statistics that might bring clarity for the undecided.

Previously we have looked at upwards of $100,000 sires, click here to read.
Previously we have looked at $66,000 - $99,000 sires, click here to read.

This price point brings together some really interesting horses with a mix of top class proven Group I sires, a pair of US Triple Crown winners and two outstanding three year-old colts in their first season at stud.

Click to see the full Breednet interactive sire directory - sort them how you want to see them.

We’re again comparing apples and oranges here so it’s hard to come up with a table of pertinent facts that are relevant to all horses so we’ll do them separately as first season sires, Triple Crown heroes and proven sires.

First Season Sires

As a Golden Slipper winning son of champion sire Not a Single Doubt from a daughter of champion sire Street Cry (IRE), Farnan has an impeccable profile and he is an incredible horse to have as a foundation sire for Kia Ora Stud.

Golden Slipper winner Farnan - click for more information.

As a dual Group I winner by champion sire Written Tycoon, Ole Kirk has the race performance and certainly the pedigree coming from the family of champions Black Caviar and All Too Hard, not to mention another successful Group I winning sire in Magnus.

Golden Rose and Caulfield Guineas winner Ole Kirk - click for more information..

The dominant first crop sires this season are Extreme Choice (Not a Single Doubt) and Capitalist (Written Tycoon), so can Farnan and Ole Kirk follow in their footsteps?

Triple Crown Winners

American Pharoah is already a proven sire having left 16 stakes-winners worldwide with his oldest NH offspring just turned four, three of them Group I winners, while Justify has covered extraordinary books of mares in his first two seasons here.

The first Australian yearlings by Justify will sell in 2022.

The first Justify weanlings have made a good impression with eight youngsters sold this year in Sydney and at the Gold Coast averaging $200,000 and change.

American Pharoah is the sire of 16 stakes-winners worldwide.

Critics may point to the comparatively slow start here in Australia for American Pharoah, but do spare a though for how it all started for Street Cry ….

One of the most revered shuttle sires in recent times, Street Cry had a first crop of two year-olds that appeared lacklustre on face value at the end of their first season, but as spring three year-olds and in the years that followed it was a very different story.

That first Aussie Street Cry crop ultimately produced 12 stakes horses that included seven stakes-winners headed by multiple Group I winning multi-millionaires Whobegotyou and Shocking.

Subsequent Australian crops produced seven more Group I winners including the world’s best racehorse Winx, so judge American Pharoah prematurely at your peril.

Demand for American Pharoah yearlings this year remained strong with 18 averaging $213,611 at Magic Millions and 15 selling at Inglis Easter at an average $243,667.


Sire/ Born

2019 Fee and Book

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee

Justify (USA)




American Pharoah (USA)




Proven Sires

Below is a ready reckoner of some pertinent facts on these Group I producing stallions - the stakes-winners are worldwide and date from August 1, 2020.

The yearling average is an overall for all yearlings sold, given they were all Victorian based sires until Street Boss moved to Darley NSW for this season courtesy of his superstar 2YO Colt Anamoe.

As a result, the majority of their yearlings have been sold in Victoria with small numbers in other sales.

That said, we’ve included the MM average for Brazen Beau, who did exceptionally well at this sale with seven sold for up to $360,000.

Sire- Born

SW 2020/2021

2021 Yearling Average- Overall
Inglis Premier/ MM

2019 Fee and Book

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee

Street Boss (USA)


$114,500 (20 sold)
IP $157,857




Brazen Beau


$106,529 (17 sold)
MM $140,000




Toronado (IRE)


$94,8080 (47 sold)
IP $138,000




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