Is This Your Price Point? $24,750 - $27,500

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday June 15

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.

Previously we have looked at the $33,000 - $38,500 Proven, click to read.
Previously we have looked at the $33,000 - $38,500 Unproven, click to read.

Click to see the full interactive Breednet Sire Directory - sort them as you you wish to see them.

Before we delve down into a large group of $22,000 sires, there is a small price point in between that features some intriguing young sires and two proven performers, both standing in Victoria.

Nicconi and Rubick are both relocating from the Hunter Valley to Victoria for the first time this spring, so let’s take a look at their stats.

Worth noting that both are capable of producing a truly exceptional sprinter, Nicconi delivering Nature Strip and Rubick siring Yes Yes Yes.

Stakes-winners column is worldwide from August 1 and the sales results are for elite majors where they had three or more sold


Sire/ Born

SW 2020/2021

2021 Yearling Average- MM, MM Book 2 Inglis Premier, Inglis Classic

2019 Fee and Book

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee



MM $151,429
IC $116,429
IP $90,000






MM $80,909
IC $70,000
IP $68,714




First Season

Darley have a really interesting horse in four time Group I winner Ghaiyyath, the Cartier European Horse of the Year for 2020 and the best-ever son of their champion sire Dubawi, who shuttled to Australia for three seasons at the very start of his career.

Dubawi enjoyed good success here producing numerous Aussie bred stakes-winners from those early years highlighted by Group I winners Secret Admirer, Tiger Tees, Shamal Wind and Srikandi.

Ghaiyyath was the best turf racehorse in the world in 2020.

Ghaiyyath was a 1.1million euro yearling purchase for Godolphin and looked well worth the money when winning two of his three starts at two, but a training injury in early 2018 ruled  out virtually his entire classic season.

Given his ability and their considerable investment in Ghaiyyath, Godolphin persisted with his racing career and were rewarded when he emerged at five as the best turf racehorse in the world.

Pedigree, conformation and race performance stamp Ghaiyyath as amazing value at this fee.

Second and Third Season

We have three sires here to choose from in Group I winning second season sires Alabama Express (Redoute’s Choice) and Brutal (O’Reilly) along with Written By (Written Tycoon) whose first weanlings have been offered at sales this year.

Written By had three weanlings average $56,667 at Magic Millions National and six average $48,167 at Inglis Australian Select.

They come from his first crop of 107 foals that were conceived at a fee of $24,750, with the slight fee drop to $22,000 in 2020 the result of Widden stud’s overall response to pandemic with his pre-pandemic fee reinstated this year.

Sire / Born

Best Wins

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee

Alabama Express

G1 CF Orr Stakes (1400m)




G1 Doncaster Handicap (1600m)



Written By

G1 Blue Diamond Stakes (1200m)




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