Golden Slipper winning sires Stratum and Sebring head the 2013 Widden Stud roster at $38,500 (inc gst).
STRATUM continues to set the benchmark for sire sons of champion stallion Redoute’s Choice. He has been represented by three Group 1 winners from his first four crops and has continued in impressive form this season particularly with his juveniles who include G3 winner I’m All The Talk and G1 placegetter Godiva Rock.
SEBRING (More Than Ready) is following in the successful footsteps of past Golden Slipper winners in matching strides with some of the very best first-season sires of modern years. Already with three impressive stakes winners in Criterion, Dissident and Bring a Ring to his credit, Sebring saw her second-crop yearlings sell for an average of $200,000 at the Inglis Easter Sale.
NORTHERN METEOR (Encosta de Lago) has been quick to make his mark with his first runners and is already placed in the Top 10 of Australia’s General 2YO Sires List by winners.
With a host of exciting prospects including undefeated Equator, who is headed for the G1 Champagne Stakes, in addition to stakes horses Mount Zero and Swing Vote, he is tipped to become one of the hottest young sires of his generation.
NICCONI (Bianconi) is a young stallion that has certainly set the tone at this year’s major yearling sales. Averaging over $100,000 at the major sales, the champion sprinter of his generation has covered over 400 mares in his first three seasons at stud.
Not only does Nicconi have the numbers to prove successful, he also has quality types that found their way into the nation’s most successful stables.
WIDDEN STUD – 2013 SERVICE FEES
$38,500 SEBRING (More Than Ready)
$38,500 STRATUM (Redoute’s Choice)
$27,500 NORTHERN METEOR (Encosta De Lago)
$22,000 STAR WITNESS (Starcraft)
$17,600 NICCONI (Bianconi)
$9,900 SNIPPETSON (Snippets)
$8,800 TICKETS (Redoute’s Choice)
$5,500 DREAMSCAPE Choisir)
POA LUCKY OWNERS (NZ) (Danehill)
All fees (inc gst)