Greta West Stud has spared no expense launching its service fees for 2014.
Studmaster Laurie McCarthy came up with a novel marketing plan to promote his stallions to broodmare owners last week.
A 46 metre high air-balloon depicting Christ the Redeemer floated over Melbourne to advertise Greta West stallion God’s Own. And a Keep The Faith hash-tag enhanced the message even though a corporate bookmaker took all the credit to publicise the World Cup in Brazil.
God’s Own (Redoute’s Choice) has sired 80 winners of 125 races so far this season and he will finish second to Bel Esprit in the Victorian winners and wins premierships for 2013-14. He’s tremendous value at a $5,500 (inc gst) service fee.
Keep The Faith (Sunday Silence) is also in the Victorian Top 10 with 61 winners of 84 races headed by VOBIS Gold star Trust In A Gust. He stands for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee.
Rounding out the Greta West roster is King Of Prussia (Anabaa) who is available at $2,200 (inc gst).