Is This Your Price Point? $44,000

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 8

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.
Previously we have looked at $49,500 to $55,000, click to read.

Click to see the full interactive Breednet Sire Directory, sort them h ow you  want to see them.

The $44,000 price point has eight contenders so they are a group unto themselves and for breeders seeking young sires on the up they are spoiled for choice with no sire in this group having offspring any older than current two year-olds.

First Season

Darley have a heavy hitter here in Shamardal’s champion son Pinatubo (IRE), whose credentials on paper are eye opening.

Pinatubo - click for more information.

Undefeated as a juvenile winning all six starts, Pinatubo was crowned European Champion 2YO thanks to a season in which he earned a Timeform rating of 134 making him the highest-rated European juvenile for 25 years.

The Triple Group I winner also has a flawless pedigree coming from the revered Black Type female family of champion sires I Am Invincible and Kodiac.

If you are one of the many Australian breeders that enjoyed a good result with Shamardal when he used to shuttle to Australia, then you’re going to find it hard to go past this guy!

Second Season

Blue Point (IRE) (Shamardal), Pierata (Pierro) and Too Darn Hot (GB) (Dubawi) are very different horses from thee completely different sirelines, but what they have in common is being Group I winning sons of champion sires.

All three were well patronised in their first season and in a recent Breednet story investigating the quality of mares covered by first season sires last spring these three topped the list with Too Darn Hot covering 52 stakes winners or stakes producers, Blue Point and Pierata just behind covering 49 each. Click to read the story.

Pierata has been moved to Aquis Queensland along with all their other sires, which may well impact on his numbers this year.


Sire/ Born

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee

Blue Point (IRE)






Too Darn Hot (GB)



Fourth and Fifth Season

The last four sires priced at $44,000 are Frosted (USA), Maurice (Jpn) and Shalaa (IRE), who have all done really well with their first Australian two year-olds this season and Russian Revolution, who will have his first runners next season.

Frosted, Maurice and Shalaa are all shuttle sires and have achieved success in the Northern Hemisphere with their first runners in addition to what we know they have done here in Australia.

Frosted (USA) - click for more information.

Standing in Kentucky, Frosted has three year-olds running for him this year in the Northern Hemisphere and has so far had 34 winners that include eight stakes horses headed by Group I winner Travel Column and stakes-winners Cave Hill and Inject.

Maurice (Jpn) - click for more information.

Standing in Japan, Maurice has three year-olds running for him this year in the Northern Hemisphere and has had 66 winners so far including nine stakes horses headed by Group II winner Shigeru Pink Ruby and Group III winners Rooks Nest and Pixie Knight.

Shalaa (IRE) - click for more information.

Standing in France, Shalaa has three year-olds running for him this year in the Northern Hemisphere and has had 37 winners so far including four stakes horses headed by Group III winner No Speak Alexander and stakes-winner King Shalaa.

Stakes progeny column below relates only to Southern Hemisphere bred horses and the sales results are for elite majors where they had three or more sold.

Sire/ Born

SH Winners/
SW / stakes horses

2021 Yearling Average- MM, Inglis Easter, Inglis Premier

2019 Fee and Book

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee

Frosted (USA)

5 winners
2 SW, 4 SH

MM $170,000
IP $177,500




Maurice (Jpn)

6 winners
5 SH

MM $188,000
IE $293,750
IP $120,833


Absent Covid


Shalaa (IRE)

5 winners
1 SW, 4 SH

MM $232,391
IE $351,000
IP $204,167




Russian Revolution

No runners yet

MM $168,200
IE $150,000
IP $108,333




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