Ready and Steady - Lyndhurst Stud Announce 2024 Fees

Media Release - Monday June 10

Hot on the hoof of a six winner Saturday for Better Than Ready, Queensland’s Lyndhurst Stud has announced fees for its two stallions this spring.

Champion Sire, Better Than Ready, who notched up stakes winner #12 with Steady Ready’s Lightning Handicap victory at Eagle Farm, remains ‘steady’ at a fee of $27,500, while exciting I Am Invincible Group winner Barbaric heads into season ’24 at a fee of $8,800 – unchanged from his first two seasons at Lyndhurst.

Better Than Ready remains at $27,500 inc. GST - test your mare with a Hypo mating.

“Better Than Ready has had another super season with Steady Ready, (Group 2 Callander-Presnell winner) Chrysaor and Lim’s Bighorn all winning stakes races, while his yearlings have sold up to $370,000 in 2024 … and that’s on the back of a $530,000 colt bought by China Horse Club, Newgate and Trilogy last year,” Lyndhurst Stud’s Jeff Kruger points out.


“Not surprisingly, Better Than Ready is very popular up here in Queensland, particularly given his three Magic Millions winners in Skirt The Law, Alpine Edge and The Odyssey. He covered 213 mares last year.

“Better Than Ready will shortly tick over 350 winners and he’s batting at nearly 70% winners to runners. We reckon he’s terrific value at $25k plus and as I keep telling broodmare owners, if you want an early runner, look not further than Better Than Ready.”

Barbaric is priced again at $8,800 inc GST - test your mare with a Hypo mating.

Kruger is excited too about the prospects for Barbaric as the Group winning 2YO prepares to cover his third set of books from September.

“There’s nothing hotter than Vinnie (I Am Invincible) at the moment and he’s rapidly emerging as a sire of sires when you look at Brazen Beau and Hellbent, not to mention all the hype around stallions like Hawaii Five Oh and Home Affairs,” Kruger enthuses.

“What’s more, Barbaric hails from a fantastic family and – thank heavens – is producing cracking types. He covered a terrific book in his first season but actually got a bump last spring when breeders saw his foals.

“We’re really looking forward to selling his yearlings from January on.”

For further information on Better Than Ready and Barbaric, phone Jeff Kruger on 0429 076 610.



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