This is going down to the wire

Mark Smith - Sunday June 13

It is Newgate Farm 1-2-3 in a race that looks to be going down to the wire for Champion First Season Sire.

For the first time, two first season stallions have passed the $3million mark in seasonal earnings. Only Stratum ($3,053,290 in 2009-10) and Zoustar ($3,208,694 in 2017-18) have achieved the honour.

First Season Sires

So, Extreme Choice has already set a new mark with prizemoney totalling $3,375,085 to date. But with the lack of numbers, will it be enough to hold off the prolific Capitalist?

The fertility challenged son of Not A Single Doubt holds a handy $245,000 advantage over Capitalist, with either one almost certain to be crowned the Champion 2yo Sire.

Extreme Choice

 

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