Is This Your Price Point? $60,000 to $77,000

Tara Madgwick - Monday May 23

Our Price Point series of stories last year had just one category for sires priced between $66,000 and $99,000, but this year there has been an expansion in that area of the market (from nine sires to 14) so we’ve broken it into two groups with the $82,500 to $99,000 covered last week and this week we look at those horses priced just below.

Click here to see stallions priced $110,000 and above.
Click here to see stallions priced from $82,500 to $99,000.
 

Click to see the full Breednet service fee list.

At the top of the list at $77,000 are two very different sires with Golden Slipper winner Stay Inside priced high in his first season in comparison to past Golden Slipper winners retiring to stud and Anamoe’s sire Street Boss up another 20k on last year and a long way up from his fee in 2020 of just $27,500.

 

Street Boss (USA)
Street Boss has been a fixture on the Darley shuttle each year since 2009 and has covered over 1200 mares in that time and for his first six seasons stood for less than $20,000 and for four of those seasons for just $11,000.

Suffice to say, many of the breeders considering using him this year won’t be the ones that were with him from the start given his arrival at the elite end of the marketplace in the Hunter Valley after years of hard graft in Victoria.

Stay Inside won the Golden Slipper beating G1 winning colts Anamoe, Captivant and Artorius.

Stay Inside won only one stakes race, but it was the Golden Slipper beating Anamoe and he is by the boom sire Extreme Choice, but is he worth $77,000?

Since 2000, eight colts have won the Golden Slipper and retired to stud in Australia and they are listed below with their initial service fees and the year in which they went to stud.

Stratum 2006 $30,250
Sebring 2009 $49,500
Sepoy 2012 $66,000
Pierro 2013 $77,000
Vancouver 2016 $55,000
Capitalist 2017 $55,000
Farnan 2021 $55,000
Stay Inside 2022 $77,000


Russian Revolution and Wootton Bassett (GB) next on the list and both priced the same at $71,500, but they have very different profiles.

Russian Revolution

Russian Revolution is a speed son of Snitzel that is poised to be Champion Australian First Season Sire with a flurry of smart winners headed by a Group winning filly and colt in Revolutionary Miss and Rise of the Masses, who both contested the Golden Slipper.

Wootton Bassett (GB), click for more information.

Wootton Bassett is a well proven commodity in Europe and was famously plucked from France by Coolmore to stand at their headquarters in Ireland where he has covered books of outstanding mares in the past few years that should set him up well for further success in the future.

As with all shuttle sires there is the question of whether they will work here, but his sire Iffraaj shuttled to New Zealand and so far has left 30 stakes-winners in Australasia including six Group I winners, so that’s plenty of reason for optimism.

The last trio on the list are all priced at $66,000 with Dundeel the proven commodity alongside triple Group I winning sprinter Bivouac in his second season and Champion 3YO Colt The Autumn Sun, who will have runners next season.

Dundeel

Dundeel has two very impressive crops of yearlings and weanlings coming through conceived when his fee rose to $66,000 after his initial five seasons at $27,500. Expect those crops to produce some seriously good horses and he may yet reverse that pesky sex bias in his progeny which is hard to ignore.

Below is a ready reckoner of some pertinent facts on these stallions - the stakes-winners are worldwide and date from August 1, 2021.

 

Sire/ Born

SW 2021/2022

2022 Yearling Average- MM Inglis Easter

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee and Book

2022 Fee

Stay Inside
2018

NEW First Season

 

 

 

$77,000

Street Boss (USA)
2004

15 (6 in Aus)

MM $213,750
IE $280,000 (1 sold)

$27,500
98

$55,000
117

$77,000

Russian Revolution
2013

2 (oldest 2YO’s)

MM $238,103
IE $490,000

$44,000
160

$44,000
168

$71,500

Wootton Bassett (GB)
2008

13
(second season Aus)

 

 

$71,500
188

$71,500

Bivouac
2016

Second Season

 

 

$66,000
156

$66,000

Dundeel (NZ)
2009

5

MM $265,263
IE $375,000

$66,000
196

$66,000
124

$66,000

The Autumn Sun
 

First runners next season

MM $383,333
IE $315,682

$66,000
134

$66,000
131

$66,000


 

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