Is This Your Price Point? $16,500 – Part Two

Tara Madgwick - Sunday July 24

Our next chapter in the Price Point series of stories looks at a massive group of well credentialled sires that stand at $16,500 and range from proven G1 sires to first year at stud new boys, so trying to make sense of this group is certainly a task, but if this is what you have to spend then you better read on.

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 read sires priced at $17,600 to $19,250.


Click to see the full Breednet service fee list.

We have 22 sires in this bracket so we’ll split them into groups making it easier to compare like to like with first second and third season horses covered in Part One of this story, click to see that.

Part Two is dealing with the more proven guys!


Harry Angel (IRE) is on his own in this category and it can be a tricky year for any sire as they have just had their first crop of yearlings sell and now it’s a matter of sit and wait.

Harry Angel (IRE)

Invariably for a young sire that gets a few early results at the official 2YO trials there will be an influx of bookings and for the rest it’s about keeping the faith.

Harry Angel was the Champion European 3YO Sprinter and his yearlings sold for up to $460,000 this year with 50 plus selling at an overall average just shy of $130,000.

He’s the first son of Dark Angel to stand at stud here and has already got runners in Europe with six winners from 31 starters to date headed by Group II placed Vicious Harry.


These are the guys who have had their first 2YO’s run this season and we have a few to consider.



Sire (grand-sire)

Best Win Level

2021 Book and Fee

Highland Reel (IRE) (Galileo)

Multiple G1 Older horse

88 $16,500

Menari (Snitzel)

G2 3YO

39 $11,000

Pariah (Redoute’s Choice)

G3 2YO and 3YO

157 $16,500



To this point in time, Pariah has done best of the trio with four winners from 29 starters headed by Group II winner Swiss Exile and stakes-placed Vagrant and Runaway Belle.

The second crop of yearlings by Pariah sold for up to $280,000 this year.


Menari has had well documented fertility issues and has relocated from Newgate to Corumbene Stud where he was bred. He has sired four winners from nine runners with metro winners Green Shadows and Menari Magic his best.

The second crop of yearlings by Menari sold for up to $350,000 this year.

Highland Reel (IRE)

Given his profile as a staying son of Galileo that achieved his best results at four and five over 2000 to 2400m, it’s no surprise that Highland Reel is still looking for his first Australian winner although has had four place-getters from 13 to race.

His oldest European progeny are 3YO’s and include 27 winners headed by Group II winner Atamisque.

The second Australian crop of yearlings by Highland Reel sold for up to $180,000 this year.


There’s a mix here offering some great value in the quest to breed a winner and a grand old sire like Magnus still going great guns even though he’s turning 20 this year.

Magnus has sired 112 winners this season.

For a breeder looking for some classic stamina, Kermadec represents the might of the Galileo sireline through his champion son Teofilo and should not be underestimated.

Headwater and Pride of Dubai are the two leading third crop sires with progeny earnings this season topping $5million.

Click to visit all the fully interactive Breednet sire .tables

Divine Prophet, whose oldest progeny are three year-olds has had two stakes-winners this season and both are Group winning juveniles in Promitto and See You in Heaven.

Smart Missile has had three stakes-winners this year headed by his speedy daughter Ballistic Lover, who sold for $1million at the Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale this year. He has big crops of rising two and three year-olds so expect this Group I producing sire to be resurgent over the next couple of seasons.

Stakes-winners are worldwide from August 1, 2021.


Sire/ Born

SW 2021/2022

2020 Fee and Book

2021 Fee and Book

2022 Fee

Divine Prophet


2 (oldest 3YO’s)














Kermadec (NZ)


5 (two G1 Montefilia, Willowy)














Pride of Dubai


8 (4 in Aus)






Smart Missile








Super One









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