Spendthrift Sires Gold Standard and Swear Up for Tender

Media Release - Wednesday May 11

Promising young sires Gold Standard and Swear are up for tender following the sale this week of the Spendthrift Australia property.


The former high class racehorses, now making their own mark as stallions, present a rare opportunity for breeders across Australasia.

Magic Millions has been entrusted to conduct a tender process for both Gold Standard and Swear with the process closing on Thursday, May 26.

Gold Standard

Gold Standard, a Group Two winner of the Stan Fox Stakes, is one of only two first season sires in Australia to have produced a stakes winner this season - the other is Russian Revolution.


This stakes producing effort is remarkable considering just three of Gold Standard's first crop have raced.

His stakes star is Sheeza Belter who scored a brilliant win in the Magic Millions WA 2YO Classic at Pinjarra. She has since transferred to Peter and Paul Snowden and on Saturday ran third in the Group Three Ken Russell Memorial Classic at the Gold Coast.

The other progeny by Gold Standard to have raced in Australia is the Gai Waterhouse and Adrian Bott trained Golden Queen. Already Melbourne placed, she has accepted for Saturday's Listed Woodlands Stakes at Scone.

As a racehorse Gold Standard (Sebring) was a two time winner and two times placed from just six runs. When he won the Stan Fox Stakes he left the likes of Trapeze Artist, Ace High and The Mission is his wake.

Meanwhile, the brilliant win on Saturday in Hong Kong of the promising Faulds turned the attention to his young sire Swear.

A winner at Geelong for Michael, Wayne and John Hawkes, Faulds was sold to Hong Kong and on Saturday he was an almost three length winner for the Dennis Yip stable.

Faulds is one of five winners and six placegetters for Swear who has had just 17 starters represent him to date.

Swear raced only five times and notched two wins including the Group Three Ming Dynasty Handicap. He was second to glamour filly Yankee Rose in the Group One Spring Champion Stakes.

A beautifully bred entire, Swear is a son of champion sire Redoute's Choice and from a stakes winning Show a Heart sister to Gotta Have Heart.

Anyone seeking more information or to be involved in the tender should contact Magic Millions Managing Director Barry Bowditch via email or by calling 0402 280 538. Tenders close at 5pm (AEST) on Thursday, May 26
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