Is This Your Price Point? $17,600 to $19,250

Tara Madgwick - Tuesday July 5

Our next chapter in the Price Point series of stories looks at a small group of well credentialled sires that sit just below $22,000, but above the massive group priced at $16,500, and they include some young sires attracting plenty of support.

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 stallions priced from $66,000 to $77,000.

Click here to see stallions priced from $49,500 to $55,000.

Click here to see stallions priced from $38,500 to $44,000.

Click here to see stallion priced between $30,2500 to $33,000.

Click here to see sires priced between $24,200 and $27,500.

Click here to see sires priced at $22,000.

Click to see the fully interactive Breednet service fee page.

There are six contenders in this price range and only one has had Australian runners and that’s Gold Standard, who has shot to fame as the sire of this season’s Group I winning 2YO filly Sheeza Belter.

Gold Standard is now at Widden stud Victoria, click for more information.

He started off with Spendthrift Australia covering small books at a fee of $5,500 in his first four seasons at stud totalling 195 mares, but the emergence of Sheeza Belter has been a game changer.

An attractive son of Widden Stud’s former champion sire Sebring, Gold Standard has been given the opportunity for commercial success in the wake of the sale of Spendthrift and will stand at Widden Stud Victoria.

His fee was initially announced at $8,800, but when Sheeza Belter won the G1, that fee was upped to $17,600, although bookings made at the initial fee are being honoured at that rate.

Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact) and Lean Mean Machine (Zoustar) are on the cusp of having their first Australian runners with their first yearlings sold here this year.

Saxon Warrior (Jpn), click for more information.

Already the sire of three winners in the Northern Hemisphere in Europe, Saxon Warrior had yearlings sell for up to $400,000 this year and had eight sell for $100,000 or more.

Lean Mean Machine, click for more information.

Lean Mean Machine had yearlings sell for up to $380,000 and had 10 sell for $100,000 or more.

A dual Group I winning half-brother by Invincible Spirit to 2021 European Horse of the Year St Mark’s Basilica, Magna Grecia (IRE) has a big pedigree and his first Australian weanlings have sold well this year for up to $150,000.

Magna Grecia (IRE), click for more information.

With St Mark’s Basilica joining the Coolmore roster in Australia this year, breeders will have a rare opportunity to inspect and compare the two half-brothers if Magna Grecia does return as planned.

The last two sires in this price bracket are both standing in Victoria, so are both competing for the same pool of mares and represent two very progressive farms in Yulong and Rosemont Stud.

Lucky Vega (IRE).

A Group I winner in Ireland for Yulong, Lucky Vega (Lope de Vega) covered 119 mares at a fee of $22,000 last spring and drops slightly in fee this year to $19,250.

Hanseatic was the busiest first season sire in Victoria last spring, click for more information.

A brilliantly fast juvenile from the family of Black Caviar, All Too Hard and Ole Kirk, Hanseatic (Street Boss (USA) covered 195 mares at the same fee of $17,600 that he is this year and was the busiest first season sire in Victoria and third busiest overall in that state behind only Shamus Award and Written Tycoon.




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