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He's back baby! - More Than Ready (USA) is returning to service at Vinery in 2019. Click here to find out more.
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Vinery announce the exciting news that Champion Stallion, More Than Ready (USA)  will be returning to Australia for the 2019 breeding season.
Analysis of our 58 Group I winning horses this year shows that while domestic commercial thoroughbred auctions might seem the best place to find your next Group I winner, the reality is that more Group I winners this season were sourced from overseas or retained to race by their breeders.
Bred and retained to race by Vinery Stud, blue-blooded two year-old filly Night Flyer made light of the heavy ground at Hawkesbury on Thursday to keep the winning run going for her sire All Too Hard.
The Group I Cox Plate (2040m) has been a long held ambition for connections of dual Group winner Te Akau Shark, but the Jamie Richards-trained runner is being set for another Group One target before he heads to Melbourne.
Talented Australian 2YO Sansom scored a decisive win at Pakenham in Victoria on Friday evening to preface a 2YO weekend-winning double for his sire Charm Spirit (Invincible Spirit) whose daughter Intimidate was successful the following day at Riccarton.
Group I racing in Australia for this season is at an end and analysis of the horses lauded as the best of the best backs up the decision of Winx's owners to choose I Am Invincible as her first partner as we find Winx as the most successful Group I horse with seven wins and I Am Invincible the most successful Group I sire with four individual Group I winners.
Godolphin’s Royal Ascot sprint king Blue Point has been retired to stud with a fee and location still to be set and Australian breeders may be wondering if he could be headed to Darley Australia this spring before kicking off his Northern Hemisphere stud career in 2020.
Golden Slipper winner Pierro might be renowned for his classic three year-olds, but he also gets his share of juvenile winners and we saw an impressive one on Monday at Wangaratta bred on a direct cross that has already delivered an eye opening 21% stakes-winners to runners.
Darley young gun Brazen Beau sired an impressive winner at Scone on Monday with the Kris Lees trained Iconic Star galloping clear to win as she pleased.
Blue hen Listen Here was sold for a whopping $3,4million at the 2016 Magic Millions National Broodmare Sale and has the perfect record of four winners from four foals to race with $1million Inglis Easter Zoustar filly Zaniah winning her second race at Scone on Monday.
Class performer Sleeping Beauty headlined a great weekend for her sire Rip Van Winkle (Galileo) when scoring back to back black-type victories in the 1400m Listed Weight-For-Age Tauranga Classic on Saturday.
Leading rider Zac Purton enjoyed a rocket run on young sprinting sensation Voyage Warrior in the Class 3 Ma On Shan Handicap (1000m) at Sha Tin in Hong Kong on Sunday to take home a treble.
Worldwide speculation as to which stallion would be chosen for champion Australian mare Winx has ended with her ownership group issuing a media release today revealing I Am Invincible as the chosen one for the great one.
Toby Edmonds Racing have Tweeted this morning that brilliant sprinting mare Houtzen will remain in work after her eighth place finish in the Group I King’s Stand Stakes and join the stable of Martin Meade before being covered by one of the best sires in Europe.
The Group I success of Invincibella in the Tatts Tiara last Saturday added to a growing list of stakes-winners bred on a nick involving two of Ireland’s best sires.
Son of Frankel to Stand at Brighthill Farm
In a coup for the King family's Brighthill Farm, Group One performed son of Frankel, Eminent, will retire to their Tauwhare property for the forthcoming breeding season, where he will stand for a fee of $8,000+GST. MORE...
Breed to Race – Let’s Take a Look at Victoria
Our story on Tuesday highlighting value sires in NSW priced below $10,000 that would suit owner breeders working to a small budget received such a positive response we decided to take the advice of one reader and expand the story to include Victoria and next week we’ll delve into Queensland.
Spirit of Boom vs Epaulette
On Monday we looked at the statistics of rising star second season sires Zoustar and Dundeel, but they aren’t the only stallions in this division doing a great job with Eureka Stud’s Spirit of Boom also doing some amazing things, while Darley’s Epaulette has also shown his hand as a serious sire in the making.
Exceed And Excel Forging a Lasting Legacy
When Darley Stud’s flagship stallion Exceed And Excel returns from his tour of duty at Kildangan Stud in Ireland to cover his 16th book of mares at Kelvinside, he lands with an all-conquering reputation as a broodmare sire and an emerging reputation as a sire of sires.
STALLION ANNOUNCEMENTS 2019
Cornerstone Stud Announce Fees
As we move from yearling sales to weanling sales it's time to start planning our matings for the upcoming season.
Stratosphere to Stand at Grenville Stud
Grenville Stud is very excited to announce that electrifying young stallion prospect Stratosphere will be standing at Grenville this upcoming breeding season.
Smart Missile Fee Set
Since transferring to Twin Hills Stud last year it’s been nothing but blue sky for Smart Missile with a continuing slew of winners putting him in the century club this season, his first Group I winner and a record book of mares in 2018 to ensure his progress continues onwards and upwards.
Yarraman Park Set 2019 Fees
I Am Invincible has had a truly remarkable 2018/19 season thus far with an impressive 26 individual stakes winners, a phenomenal number that has only ever been reached by the likes of the great Danehill and Snitzel.
NEW TO STUD 2019
Sire: Scat Daddy (Johannesburg)
Dam: Stage Music (Ghostzapper)
Standing at: Coolmore Stud $22
Santos - I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) x Ghaliah (Secret Savings)
Standing at Aquis Hunter Valley NSW: $16,500
U S Navy Flag - War Front (Danzig) x Misty For Me (Galileo)
Standing at Valachi Downs: $20,000
Grunt - O'Reilly (Last Tycoon) x Ruqqaya (Van Nistelrooy)
Standing at Yulong Lane: $13,750
Saxon Warrior - Deep Impact (Sunday Silence) x Maybe (Galileo)
Standing at Coolmore Stud: $24,750
SALES
GENERAL SIRES
Red-Letter Day for Shamardal as Blue Point Completes Historic Double
There would be plenty of breeders in Australia that would relish another chance with the father and son combination of Shamardal (USA) and Lope De Vega (IRE) who started the final day of Royal Ascot when the father sired the winner of the Chesham Stakes, Pinatubo, at the expense of his son’s better fancied Lope Y Fernandez.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Snitzel338168 (12)$23,235,450
I Am Invincible321170 (28)$16,688,573
Street Cry11964 (6)$15,495,978
Fastnet Rock260106 (10)$12,004,630
Not a Single Doubt22491 (13)$11,262,338
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
I Am Invincible321170 (28)$16,688,573
Snitzel338168 (12)$23,235,450
Sebring317143 (11)$10,417,035
Written Tycoon281138 (6)$9,486,347
Smart Missile246123 (8)$7,782,924
Dash For Cash
Secret Savings x Gulistan
77 runners this season for 30 winners
FIRST SEASON SIRES
Stylish Winner for Brazen Beau
Darley young gun Brazen Beau sired an impressive winner at Scone on Monday with the Kris Lees trained Iconic Star galloping clear to win as she pleased.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Sidestep195 (1)$2,515,240
Better Than Ready4020 (3)$1,750,760
Brazen Beau305 (1)$1,326,790
Deep Field4618 (2)$1,291,385
Rubick4513 (1)$1,258,400
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Better Than Ready4020 (3)$1,750,760
Deep Field4618 (2)$1,291,385
Rubick4513 (1)$1,258,400
Shooting to Win218$491,015
Wandjina286$401,055
Shooting To Win
Northern Meteor x Listen Here
Stands at Darley NSW, Aus
First Season Sire Runners Today: Charm Spirit (1), Deep Field (2), El Roca (1), Proisir (1), Sacred Falls (1), Sessions (1), Sidestep (1), Toronado (1), Zebedee (1),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
SECOND SEASON SIRES
Epaulette's Kordia Opens Stakes Account
It was looking grim for favourite backers when Kordia was well back on the fence turning for home in Saturday’s Listed Winning Edge Presentation Stakes (1400m) at Eagle Farm, but under a cool and confident Blake Shinn, the son of Epaulette found clear air halfway down the straight to charge home and earn a maiden stakes success.
TOP SIRES BY PRIZEMONEY
Zoustar12263 (6)$7,139,560
Spirit of Boom12156 (4)$5,164,930
Dundeel7035 (4)$4,048,615
Epaulette9053 (6)$3,346,691
Shamus Award7333 (3)$2,661,805
TOP SIRES BY WINNERS
Zoustar12263 (6)$7,139,560
Spirit of Boom12156 (4)$5,164,930
Epaulette9053 (6)$3,346,691
Sizzling9339 (1)$2,389,382
Unencumbered7336 (1)$2,230,977
Eurozone
Northern Meteor x Miss Vandal
84 runners this season for 21 winners and 2 stakes winners.
Second Season Sire Runners Today: Akeed Mofeed (3), Albrecht (1), Camelot (3), City Place (1), Dawn Approach (1), Dundeel (1), Epaulette (4), Eurozone (2), Galah (3), Kuroshio (1), Mahisara (1), Playing God (2), Shamexpress (2), Sizzling (1), Spirit Of Boom (4), The Factor (1), Unencumbered (3), Zoustar (5),
For the full first season sires info incl daily runners, sires table, stats, news and more - CLICK HERE
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

Sat Jun 29: RHIL - CIVIC STAKES (1350m),
WINTER CUP (2400m),
Sat Jun 29: SCTC - SUNSHINE COAST GUINEAS (1600m),
CALOUNDRA CITY CUP (2400m),
GLASSHOUSE HANDICAP (1300m),
Sat Jun 29: BLMT - STRICKLAND STAKES (2000m),