Vinery Stud has announced its 2015 service fees with 11 stallions on the roster headed by Champion 2YO sire More Than Ready.
Renowned the world over, More Than Ready averaged $320,000 at the recent Inglis Easter Sale with yearlings selling to Shadai, Spendthrift, Shadwell, Sun International, China Horse Club, HKJC, Team Hawkes, Gai Waterhouse etc.
He has sired Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond and Magic Millions Classic winners and there’s been another 5 individual Australian bred 2YO stakes winners this season. His service fee remains at $66,000 (inc gst).
All Too Hard has had a brilliant start to his career covering over 350 mares in his first two books including 40 Group 1 winning or producing mares such as Makybe Diva, Polar Success, Sacred Choice, Samaready, Snitzerland and the dams of Chautauqua, Mossfun, Hucklebuck, Zoustar, Happy Trails, Savabeel, etc.
Mares in foal to All Too Hard averaged $352,000 at the 2014 Magic Millions National Sale. He will stand at $55,000 (inc gst) this season with his first crop weanlings to enter the ring this year.
Crowned Australia’s Champion 3YO of his generation after powering past Pierro in the G1 Caulfield Guineas and a near-miss in the Cox Plate, All Too Hard returned for an unbeaten autumn WFA campaign in the G1 Orr Stakes, G1 Futurity Stakes and G1 All Aged Stakes.
Progeny of evergreen sire Mossman have continued their sire’s amazing success. The Champion Australian 2YO sire of last year with Golden Slipper winner Mossfun, he has already notched another Group 1 this season with Plucky Belle in the Coolmore Classic.
Mossman is one of Australia’s most consistent sires with 31 SW from champion sprinter Buffering to NZ Oaks winner Miss Mossman.
The proven pair of Testa Rossa and Casino Prince remain in demand at the Sales and on the track. An ever-reliable sire of 51 SW, Testa Rossa is a popular choice with buyers selling to $280k (Inglis Easter) and $220k (Magic Millions).
Testa Rossa has built up a phenomenal 73% winning strike-rate and is closely matched in that category by Casino Prince (70% winning strike-rate with his first two crops). By a Champion Sire, Casino Prince was Australian Champion first-season sire of his year and has already sired of an Australian Champion.
Testa Rossa will stand at a fee of $19,800 (inc gst) and Casino Prince at $13,200 (inc gst). An all-round proven producer, Casino Prince broke through the 100 wins barrier at Easter and is sire of Hooked (G2 Moonee Valley) and Phrases (LR Randwick) this season.
International sires Congrats and Big Brown return with some big recent results. A former Champion First Season sire in USA, Congrats popularity has never wavered covering full books in his first three southern seasons (410 mares).
Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown has already notched a stakes winners here with Neverland while his unbeaten colt Dortmund and promising filly Puca are among the favourites for the Kentucky Derby – Oaks double on May 1 & 2.
Their fees represent great value – Congrats ($19,800 inc gst) and Big Brown ($8,800 inc gst).
Husson’s star is certainly rising with the undefeated Group 1 winner siring G1 Manikato Stakes winner Lucky Hussler in his first crop. He’s a great outcross and is one of the best-value stallions in the Hunter Valley with yearlings averaging $282,500 at Inglis Easter.
Husson will stand for $13,200 (inc gst) off the back of a very successful 2015 yearlings series that saw sales of $325,000, $200,000, $180,000, $170,000, $165,000.
Explosive Breeders’ Cup Juvenile winner Pluck is a replica of his Champion 2YO sire More Than Ready and he’s following in those footsteps averaging $61k for his first yearlings at the Gold Coast Magic Millions. More Than Ready averaged $61,500 with his first yearlings prior to being crowned Champion First Season sire. Pluck covered 150 mares in his first book and those foals will races as 2YOs in 2015-16.
Book in early, Pluck will stand for $9,900 (inc gst) this season. His first crop have sold to $100k.
Young sire Myboycharlie sired Group 1 winners in both hemispheres in 2014 with Peggy Jean and Euro Charline and he followed up with G2 VRC Sires’ Produce winner Jameka this year.
Myboycharlie has sired a Group 1 or Group 2 winner in each southern hemisphere crop with his biggest crop (149 foals) to race as 2YOs next season.
A winner of the G1 Champagne Stakes over a mile and a Top 5 Australian second-season sire, Onemorenomore has sired 9 winners in the last month alone and produced his first stakes winner in the spring with first crop 3yo Onemorezeta (G3 Heritage Stakes).