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Frosted (USA) stole the show at the Darley Victoria stallion parade at Northwood Park last weekend. Click here to find out more. Image Katrina Partridge
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Aquis Queensland stallion parade
Some 650 guests attended the annual Darley Victoria Stallion Parade at Northwood Park last weekend, which for the first time featured a selection of young stallions from the NSW roster.
It’s been a big week of trials and at this time of the season there's plenty of interest in the three-year-olds so here’s all the placegetters with breeding and sales results.
Woodside Park's weekend stallion parade proved super popular with Victoria's number one sire Written Tycoon the headline act, while Tosen Stardom (Jpn) was feeling frisky with the start of the breeding season less than two weeks away.
Spendthrift Australia held their annual stallion parades on Friday and Saturday, with breeders taking the first glimpse at high-profile new recruit Bolt d’Oro (USA).
Dual Group One winner Verry Elleegant is one of four Chris Waller-trained gallopers nominated for Saturday’s Group I Winx Stakes (1400m) at Randwick, joining stablemates Unforgotten, Youngstar and Kings Will Dream.
Promising three-year-olds Funstar and Kubrick turned in nice efforts when beaten in a barrier trial on Tuesday while a couple of sprint stars and Chris Waller's new West Australian recruit turned it on in strong efforts.
Adam Sangster and his team at Swettenham Stud presented a top class selection of stallions for Victorian breeders last weekend at their annual open day including exciting new addition Sioux Nation (USA), the very first son of Coolmore’s influential sire Scat Daddy to shuttle to Victoria.
The strong trade for top calibre individuals that was evident over the weekend continued during Part II, the third and final day of the August Yearling Sale, on Monday.
At this time of year we find a lot of promising three year-olds popping up at provincial meetings as they seek to put runs on the board to earn a crack at spring Black Type and two such winners by Fastnet Rock and Choisir caught our eye at Ballarat on Monday, both fillies entered for the Group I MRC Thousand Guineas.
While the weather may not have been ideal, the reception for our first Seymour stallion parade was extremely warm from local breeders and clients who braved the conditions as Lean Mean Machine and Siege Of Quebec paraded.
I'm Incredible (Lope de Vega) was thrown in at the deep end by trainer Shane Baertschiger in Sunday’s S$175,000 Committee’s Prize (1600m), and the Karaka graduate rose to the occasion in style.
Ex-pat Kiwi Justine Hales is celebrating a massive achievement after completing the world’s longest horse race, the Mongol Derby, a race held for charity.
There has been a change of direction by The Oaks Stud owner Dick Karreman with some of the younger horses and the likelihood of some further major decisions to be made in a year or so.
The second day of the August Yearling Sale, that closed Part 1 of the catalogue, proved to be an extremely busy session that was echoed by the 86 per cent clearance rate amd two yearlings selling for more than a million euros.
The 2019 renewal of the Inglis Ready2Race Sale, to be held at Riverside Stables on Tuesday October 22, has attracted a strong catalogue of 191 2YOs.
Irons in the Fire
As you come into spring the most important thing for any sire is to have runners that can provide the opportunity for them to do well and for that to happen you need irons in the fire. MORE...
Sire Dynasties and G1 Success
Analysis of our 58 Australian Group I winners for this season reveals the Danehill sireline as still being the dominant force producing 15 Group I winners which is more than double the number of elite winners produced by the next best sireline.
Outstanding 2YO Sold to Hong Kong
Horowhenua horseman Chris Rutten has confirmed the sale of dual Group One winning two-year-old, Yourdeel, to Hong Kong.
Are You Naming a Rising 2YO?
One of our regular readers has hit a hurdle this week when attempting to name a rising two year-old and this issue is one that may well affect many owner breeders.
FOAL GALLERY 2019
(F) Spieth x Starry Light (NZ)
Aquis Farm
(F) Rubick x Madame Fly
Eureka Stud, Qld
(C) Russian Revolution x Silent Cash
Newgate Farm, NSW
(F) I Am Invincible x Silverstream
Holbrook Thoroughbreds for Bob and Sandra Peters
(C) Pierro x La Mouline (NZ)
Holbrook Thoroughbreds for Bob and Sandra Peters
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Woodside Park Announce 2019 Fees
Woodside Park Stud is extremely proud to announce our 2019 Stallion Roster that will once again be headed by Victoria’s Champion Sire Written Tycoon, a stallion who really needs no introduction.
Iffraaj and Belardo Returning to Haunui
Haunui Farm is pleased to announce that both IFFRAAJ (GB) (Zafonic) and BELARDO (Ire) (Lope De Vega) will be returning to New Zealand for the 2019 breeding season.
Demerit Relocates to Rangeview Stud
Proven WA based sire Demerit (Lonhro – Shame) has been relocated to Rob and Jody Gray’s Rangeview Stud Burekup following the recent passing of Taunton Vale Principal Kent Johnston.
Fee Set for Grunt at Yulong
Multiple Group 1 winning Grunt(NZ) will spearhead Yulong Investments move into the stallion market in 2019, standing at the operation's Yulong Farm in Nagambie, Victoria for a fee of $13,750 inc.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Zoustar (Northern Meteor)
Dam: She's Meaner (Falvelon)
Standing at: Aquis Victoria $17,600
Kementari - Lonhro (Octagonal) x Yavanna (Redoute's Choice)
Standing at Darley NSW: $33,000
Aclaim - Acclamation (Royal Applause) x Axis (Danroad)
Standing at Aquis Canungra Qld: $13,750
Eminent - Frankel (Galileo) x You'll Be Mine (Kingmambo)
Standing at Brighthill Farm: $8,000
Saxon Warrior - Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) x Maybe (Galileo)
Standing at Coolmore Stud: $24,750
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Out of a $600 Mare Begood Toya Mother Makes It Six in a Row
A week after his daughter Sistercharlie claimed a second win in the Group 1 Beverley D Stakes at Arlington Park, former Vinery and Bowness Stud shuttler Myboycharlie (IRE) hit the board in Australia with Begood Toya Mother who earned a maiden stakes win in Saturday's Listed Regal Roller Stakes (1200m) at Caulfield.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sebring10513$698,995
I Am Invincible9519$634,010
Fastnet Rock5611$541,605
All Too Hard7313$500,215
Pierro5714$491,600
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible9519$634,010
Pierro5714$491,600
Exceed and Excel6213 (1)$483,025
Sebring10513$698,995
All Too Hard7313$500,215
Smart Missile
Fastnet Rock x Comical Smile
81 runners this season for 13 winners
FIRST SEASON SIRES
12th Winner for Shooting to Win
On the last day of the Australian racing season the only first season sire to post a winner was Darley’s Caulfield Guineas hero Shooting to Win and he did it in style with a debut winner at Belmont in Perth.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,557,890
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Shooting to Win3312$637,480
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
Spill The Beans
Snitzel x Miss Dodwell
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Fast Start
We've had just 18 days of racing this season and our competitive class of second season sires are putting winners on the board, but one has made a particularly fast start to season 2019/2020.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep216 (1)$2,557,890
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4723 (3)$2,045,170
Deep Field5721 (2)$1,403,605
Rubick5115 (1)$1,446,245
Shooting to Win3312$637,480
Brazen Beau337 (1)$1,378,490
Whittington
Tale Of The Cat x Naha Chakri
14 runners this season for 3 winners
The future sires still on the track identified and analyzed. From the AAA rating jewels in the crown to those just hitting the radar.
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RACING

Stakes Races Coming Up

Thu Aug 22: HAWK - ROWLEY MILE (1600m),
Sat Aug 24: RAND - WINX STAKES (1400m),
SILVER SHADOW STAKES (1200m),
SHOW COUNTY QUALITY HCP (1200m),
TOY SHOW F-&-M QLTY HCP (1100m),
UP AND COMING STAKES (1300m),
Sat Aug 24: M V - MITCHELL MCKENZIE STAKES (1200m),
CARLYON STAKES (1000m),