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Stallion Rosters For 2017

Stallion rosters and service fees for 2017.

Stallion Rosters For 2017

Stallion rosters and service fees for 2017.

HIT It A Bomb will not shuttle to Spendthrift Australia in 2017 after a late deal was reached to instead stand the son of War Front in South America.

“We did not anticipate such strong late interest in shuttling Hit It A Bomb, and an unforeseen opportunity came about that was too good to turn down,” said B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift.


“It was a difficult business decision to send him to South America, and we regret any confusion this may cause.

“I want to make it clear that we will continue to be committed to bolstering our stallion operation at Spendthrift Australia.

“I believe we will have a lot of the right horses coming to Spendthrift Australia in the future.”

Spendthrift Australia will stand new addition Swear, the Group-winning and G1-placed son of Redoute’s Choice, with Warrior’s Reward, Jimmy Creed and Hampton Court at the Victorian farm in 2017.

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WORTHY Cause, a Group-winning son a son Choisir, will commence stud duties at Clear Mountain Fairview Queensland in 2017.

Worthy Cause won the G3 Gunsynd Classic (1800m) at Doomben from multiple Group performer Upham and the Listed Paris Lane Stakes at Flemington, where he defeated three-time Gr1 winner Turn Me Loose.

Worthy Cause (Choisir x Tahnee Tango, by Grand Lodge) hails from the family of G1 winners Shogun Lodge, Referral and Singing The Blues.

He will stand at a fee of $5500.

STREET Cry's well-performed son Telperion has joined the stallion roster at Westbury Stud in New Zealand.

Westbury owner Gerry Harvey has purchased a significant interest in the colt from Godolphin.

Telperion (Street Cry x Yavanna, by Redoute's Choice) won the Listed Lonhro Plate (1100m) as a 2YO defeating subsequent G1 winner Prized Icon.

He was fourth in the G1 Golden Slipper and second to y Yankee Rose in the G1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes.

Telperion is the first foal of the Redoute's Choice mare Yavanna, a daughter of dual G3 winner Wild Queen.

He is a direct descendant of the celebrated mare Denise's Joy and is related to the G1 winners More Joyous, Sunday Joy, Tuesday Joy, Thorn Park and Fenway.

The Street Cry x Redoute's Choice cross has been responsible for eight stakes performers, including G1 winner Stay With Me.

Telperion will stand at a fee of $5,000 plus GST.

Telperion
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THE Darren Weir-trained sprinter Sooboog has been retired after succumbing to a bout of travel sickness while travelling to Queensland for a tilt at last week’s Doomben Ten Thousand.

Sooboog Horseform, a G3 winner by Snitzel, will retire tol Kitchwin Hils at Scone where he has a strong book of mares already locked in for the 2017 season.

“After arriving in Queensland on the Friday before his first Gr1 assignment he was found to have a high temperature,” Weir said.

Kitchwin Hills manager Michael Malone said Sooboog will now have the opportunity for an extended spell prior to the start of his first season at stud.

“Getting the horse home healthy and giving him every opportunity to let down and be ready for what’s shaping as a full first season was most important,” Malone said.

Sooboog is currently spelling in Queensland before arrangements are made for his return to the Hunter Valley.

Sooboog
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RIVERBANK Farm in Victoria has added Group One winner Skilled and the regally bred first season stallion Wayed Zain to its roster.

They join the popular Redente and Encosta de Lago's VRC Sires' Produce Stakes winning son Von Costa de Hero at the Benalla stud.

Skilled performed consistently throughout a demanding juvenile campaign, racing six times for three victories including the Listed Baillieu Stakes and G1 Champagne Stakes and was second in the G1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes.

At three he was second to Ilovethiscity in the G1 Randwick Guineas and was also placed in the G3 Caulfield Guineas Prelude, Listed Gothic Stakes, G2 Royal Sovereign Stakes and G3 BTC Classic.

Skilled, a son of Commands, has been standing at Darley Victoria's base and has sired 12 smart winners from his first crop who are just three.

His dam Dextrous won the Sandown Guineas and also produced the G2 winners Sidestep and Ambidexter from a prolific black type family that produced the champion Emancipation.

Wayed Zain is by Sadler's Wells' seven times G1 winning son High Chaparral out of the Al Maher mare Zyoon, the only filly produced by the city winning Star Way mare Shoal Creek.

Shoal Creek produced the G1 winner and celebrated sire Encosta de Lago, sire of 112 stakes winners including 27 G1 winners.

Shoal Creek's dam Rolls also made her mark at stud with her wonderful son Flying Spur, a triple G1 winner and sire of 13 G1 winners among his 99 stakes winners.

Wayed Zain won two of his five starts and is bred on the highly successful High Chaparral x Danehill cross that has produced the big race winners Inference, Tivaci, Free Eagle, Charmont, Fenway and Pondarosa Miss.

Wayed Zain’s fifth dam is the influential matriarch Fanfreluche, arguably the finest daughter of legendary sire Northern Dancer.

Wayed Zain makes his stud debut at a fee of $2200 whilst Skilled stands for $3300.

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