Dash For Cash has certainly made his mark on the Victorian breeding scene; a fact only fortified when stats were released for the leading three-year-old sires by winners this season.
The grey son of Secret Savings moved into 10th place after a stellar recent run and he isn’t finished just yet.
With star sires like Testa Rossa ($33,000), Choisir ($27,500) and Commands ($55,000) all left in his wake, Dash For Cash’s progeny are now eyeing off Encosta De Lago ($82,500) who is neck-and-neck with him for three-year-old winners.
The future looks bright for progeny of the former Futurity Stakes winner following a cavalcade of recent winners all over the country.
Dashitude and Splash Of Moet have already proven classy two-year-old winners likely to train on at three and his rising four-year-olds include Group 2 winner Chase The Rainbow, the consistent stakes performer Grand Britannia and multiple city winner Cash Bound.
With the promise shown by those young performers it’s easy to see why breeders are jumping into Dash For Cash at his current stud fee, which may well position him as the best value stallion currently standing in Australia.
The stunning entire hasn’t just relied on racetrack performance; breeders have reaped the rewards by sending their mares to Dash For Cash since he started at stud. He boasts top lots of $150,000, $195,000, $215,000 and $150,000 in the last four years.
The drums are certainly starting to beat his name in the sale ring and those who have invested in him are likely to be rewarded in the next two years.
Swettenham isn’t alone in backing Dash For Cash at stud, respected horseman such as Black Caviar mentor Peter Moody, Patrick Payne and Luke Oliver have all thrown their support behind Swettenham’s outstanding stallion at the major sales over the last few years.
His greatest advertisement however maybe the fact that Rick Hore-Lacey has spent up substantially on his former prodigy’s yearlings.
Hore-Lacey trained Dash For Cash to each of his four Group class victories and has maintained his faith in the rising 14-year-old at stud, with a number of his progeny entering the master trainer’s Caulfield stables.
Dash For Cash will stand for a $6,600 (inc gst) early-bird fee at Swettenham Stud this year.