Is This Your Price Point? $33,000 - $38,500 Unproven

Tara Madgwick - Thursday June 10

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.
Previously we have looked at the $44,000 horses, click to read.

Click to see the full interactive Breednet Sire Directory - sort them how you want to see them.

There are 12 Australian sires in this price point so we’ll separate them into two groups for two stories on the proven sires with runners – (click here to see that story)  and the younger sires starting out as below.

First Season Sires

The two first season sires in this price point were both Magic Millions purchased yearlings and are both Group I winning juveniles with King’s Legacy winning both the Group I ATC Sires Produce Stakes and Champagne Stakes, while Tagaloa won the Group I MRC Blue Diamond Stakes.

King's Legacy - click here for more information.

You would think that any similarity would end there given King’s Legacy is by Redoute’s Choice from the very familiar Easy Date female family, while Tagaloa is Japanese bred through his sire Lord Kanaloa and his dam, but as it happens both horses carry a strain of Sunday Silence, which can only be seen as a big positive for both.

Tagaloa - click for more information.

Second Season

Four candidates here in Microphone (Exceed and Excel), Yes Yes Yes (Rubick), Castelvecchio (Dundeel) and Exceedance (Exceed and Excel), all with great credentials.

All born in the same year, they have run against each other right through their two and three year-old seasons and have all had their moments in the sun.

If you have to pick a standout from the group in terms of performance it has to be Yes Yes Yes, who beat the best older sprinters in training to win his Everest in a course record breaking 1:07.32 seconds.

Yes Yes Yes - click for more information.

It is a great shame that we never saw him race again due to injury, but his overall record of four wins and three seconds from eight starts tells you all you need to know and that unplaced run… he drew 16 of 16 in the Golden Slipper and finished seventh on a heavy track… we can forgive him that one!


Sire / Born

Best Wins

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee


G1 ATC Sires Produce (1400m), 2nd G1 Golden Slipper, Randwick Guineas



Yes Yes Yes

Everest in course record time (1200m), G2 ATC Todman Stakes. 2nd G1 Golden Rose




G1 ATC Champagne Stakes (1600m), Rosehill Guineas (2000m), Inglis Millenium (1200m). 2nd Cox Plate




G1 VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m). 3rd G1 Golden Rose



Fourth Season

Only one candidate here and he’s Royal Ascot hero Merchant Navy, whose first crop of yearlings this year have averaged $207,500 at Magic Millions and $166,667 at Inglis Easter.

Merchant Navy - click for more information.

The champion son of Fastnet Rock covered 103 mares last year at a fee of $44,000 and 155 the year before at a fee of $55,000.

He is priced very attractively this year if you believe he has what it takes to make the grade as a sire.


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