HEADWATER (AUS)(Exceed and Excel-River Dove, by Hurricane Sky)
Vinery Stud, NSW. Fee: $16,500

Headwater Overview

Speed-on-speed attracts breeders and buyers in the modern-day market and Vinery Stud sire Headwater has both in spades.

Powerful and precocious, Headwater is by pre-eminent speed sire Exceed And Excel from River Dove, who won Caulfield’s ultimate speed test - the Group 1 Oakleigh Plate. They don’t breed them any faster and Team Hawkes bought Headwater for $500,000 at the 2014 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

He hit the ground running to dispatch some smart juveniles on debut at Moonee Valley. “He was never out of second gear,” Wayne Hawkes beamed. “This horse is a real professional and has shown us plenty of talent right from the start.”

Headwater then turned the Gr.2 Silver Slipper Stakes (1100m) into a procession at Rosehill. Promoted to favouritism for the Gr.1 Golden Slipper, Headwater got to the front in the straight – just like Excel And Excel in 2003 – before going down a length and change.

Back for his final campaign as an Autumn 3yo, the colt responded with a brilliant victory against older sprinters in the Kensington Stakes (L, 1000m) at Flemington. He clocked a slick 56.90s down the straight to defeat Gr.1 Newmarket Hcp winner The Quarterback.

Vinery general manager Peter Orton was quick to point out Headwater lived right up to his pedigree. “He’s a really exciting prospect given the speed in his pedigree and the speed he showed at an early age.”

Headwater was immediately popular with breeders and covered full books of quality mares in his first two seasons.

His first crop weanlings were met with excitement and support at all the major sales in 2018. He was the leading first season sire by average and top price in book 1 at the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale. He impressed the good judges immediately. “I liked Headwater at the Vinery parades and his foals were some of the best I saw in the Hunter Valley last year,” bloodstock agent Andrew Williams said after purchasing the Manju colt for $75,000.

At the Magic Millions National Weanling sale Headwater had a colt from The Carnival sell for $170,000 to James Bester. “I’m keen on Headwater. He was a top-class sprinter with a brilliant pedigree and our colt is a precocious type, too,” vendor Nick Nolan said about the colt.

Headwater’s first yearlings sell in 2018. He stands for a fee of $16,500 inc. GST.

Headwater Pedigree

EXCEED AND EXCEL (AUS)
b. 2000
DANEHILL (USA)
b. 1986
DANZIG
b. 1977
NORTHERN DANCER
PAS DE NOM
RAZYANA
b. 1981
HIS MAJESTY
SPRING ADIEU
PATRONA (USA)
ch. 1994
LOMOND
b. 1980
NORTHERN DANCER
MY CHARMER
GLADIOLUS
ch. 1974
WATCH YOUR STEP
BACK BRITCHES
RIVER DOVE (AUS)
br. 1998
HURRICANE SKY (AUS)
b. 1991
STAR WATCH
ch. 1985
BLETCHINGLY
LIGHT OF PEACE
DANCING SHOW
b. 1983
NIJINSKY
SHOW LADY
RIDE THE RAPIDS (AUS)
br. 1988
RIVER ROUGH
br. 1979
BRIGAND
ROMANTIC GLORY
KILMARIE
br. 1983
BLETCHINGLY
SHEEAUN
All data courtesy Arion Pedigrees

Headwater BR News

  • Vinery Hosting Scone Carnival Stallion Parades

    Thu, 9 May 2019

    During the Scone Cup Carnival later this week, Vinery Stud will open its gates and invite breeders to the stud to inspect their line-up of six high class stallions standing in 2019. The parades will coincide with the richest country racing carnival in Australia, held on Friday 10 and Saturday 11 May, to allow Scone’s guests to fill in their mornings and get a great feel for the Thoroughbred industry in the Horse Capital of Australia. It’s a great opportunity to view the stallions and get up nice and close to them for your inspections before the upcoming breeding season. Vinery’s bloodstock expert Adam White will talk you through the sire line-up and explain which types of mares work best with each of them. The main entrance opens at 9am for a light morning tea. The parades will kick off after that. The stallions comprise:

    • All Too Hard – Australian Champion 3YO, winner of over $ 2million on the track and sire of 22 stakes performers from just 4 crops of racing age.
    • Casino Prince – Champion 1st & 2nd Season Sire, winner of over $1 million on the track, prolific sire with a 70% winners to runners strike rate.
    • Headwater – Exciting young stallion with an incredible sprinting pedigree and performance record. First yearlings averaged almost 6 times covering fee at the 2019 Magic Millions.
    • Pluck – By the legendary More Than Ready, he’s the perfect outcross and his average progeny earnings are 6.7 times his current service fee.
    • Press Statement – The NSW Champion 3YO, with 2 Gr1 wins and over $1.8 million in earnings. His first crop sold to $380k and averaged over 6 times covering fee at the Magic Millions.
    • Star Turn – The powerhouse sprinter who was never unplaced as a 3YO including 4 Gr1 runs. His first crop weanlings sell in 2019.

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    Press Statement (pic: vinery.com.au)
  • HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale on Sunday

    Tue, 7 May 2019

    In the immediate future, sales attention now moves to Scone on Sunday for the annual HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale, for which 204 yearlings have been catalogued. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. The sale will begin at White Park at 10am this Sunday, May 12. Inspections begin from 8.30am at White Park on Saturday.

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    So You Think is represented at the Scone Yearling Sale (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Vinery Young Guns Set Breeding Season Tone

    Wed, 24 Apr 2019

    Vinery has announced its 2019 stallion service fees ahead of a breakthrough season for exciting young sires Press Statement and Headwater. The duo’s first yearlings were very popular at the sales, and they will step out in the spring for Australia’s leading stables. A Press Statement filly made $340,000 on the Gold Coast and a colt $270,000 at Sydney Classic that will be trained by Chris Waller. “Press Statement was a genuine Gr1 horse and the feedback from the breakers has been very positive,” Vinery General Manager Peter Orton said this week. “They’re tough and they’re athletes.” Press Statement (Hinchinbrook) was the only colt of his generation to win at Gr1 level as a 2YO and 3YO. Waller rated him a superstar and a better 2YO than Zoustar & Brazen Beau! Headwater began his stud career with a ‘speed on speed’ label and his first crop are in the fast-lane for precocity and good looks. He topped first-crop turnover at the Inglis Classic and among that draft was a $140,000 colt purchased by Mick Price. Headwater has a potent pedigree combining Champion sire Exceed And Excel and Oakleigh Plate Gr1 winner River Dove. He won the Silver Slipper Stakes Gr2 before returning at three to defeat older horses in the Kensington Stakes LR down the straight at Flemington. A season behind is ultra consistent Gr1 sprinter Star Turn (Star Witness) whose first foals are catalogued for the Inglis Australian Weanling Sale and Magic Millions National Sale in May and the Vinery team have been fielding rave reports from around the country. “Breeders are coming back after seeing his foals,” Orton said. “He’s stamping them, alright. They’re beasts. He’s a great outcross with just one strain of Danehill back four generations. He’s been booked out in his first two years here and his fee remains the same in 2019.” The Vinery roster and fees are:

    • All Too Hard - $27,500
    • Star Turn - $22,000
    • Headwater - $16,500
    • Press Statement - $16,500
    • Casino Prince - $6,600
    • Pluck - $6,600
  • Levendi's Half-Sister To Make Kensington Debut

    Tue, 2 Apr 2019

    Wednesday's opening race on the Randwick Kensington track, the Headwater @ Vinery Stud Handicap (1150m), sees a final field of 10 acceptances, six of which are yet to face the starter on race day. The Gary Moore-trained Lombardia, a daughter of Widden Stud's deceased Sebring, will make her debut with jockey Tim Clark in the saddle. Purchased by George Moore Bloodstock for $500,000 from the 2018 Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale, the Widden Stud Pty Ltd, Mr RM Anderson and Mr J Moore-owned filly has been readied for her debut with two trial efforts, most recently finishing a nose second to Richard Freedman's Wandjina colt Vaporizing, who has been nominated to race at Kembla Grange this Saturday. A half-sister to last season's Gr1 ATC Derby winner Levendi, a son of Coolmore's Pierro, Lombardia is out of the stakes-placed Redoute's Choice mare Lipari, who is also the dam of the Gr3 National Stakes winner Marcel From Madrid (Sepoy). Lipari is now in the ownership of Olly Tait's Twin Hill Stud who purchased the mare for bargain price of $170,000 in foal to More Than Ready, with that resultant foal selling earlier this year at the Magic Millions Yearling Sale for $550,000 to John Singleton's Strawberry Hill Stud.

    Levendi

    Gr1 winner Levendi is a half-sister to Lombardia (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Inglis Scone Select Sale Catalogue Online

    Tue, 2 Apr 2019

    A total of 204 yearlings have been catalogued for the HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale at White Park on Sunday May 12. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8m Inglis Race Series. The Scone sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Gr1-winning sprinter Voodoo Lad, Gr2-winning 2YOs Time For War and Look To The Stars, as well as Stakes winner Rom Baro. Of the horses catalogued, 91 percent are BOBS Eligible. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. Inspections for the Scone Select Yearling Sale will begin at White Park from 8.30am on Saturday May 11. The sale will begin at 10am the following day.To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

    Voodoo Lad

    Gr1-winning Scone graduate Voodoo Lad (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Inglis Scone Select Sale Catalogue Online

    Mon, 1 Apr 2019

    A total of 204 yearlings have been catalogued for the HTBA Scone Select Yearling Sale at White Park on Sunday May 12. All yearlings offered at the sale are eligible for the $100,000 Scone Inglis Challenge and the $8m Inglis Race Series. The Scone sale has provided a host of racetrack stars in recent years including Gr1-winning sprinter Voodoo Lad, Gr2-winning 2YOs Time For War and Look To The Stars, as well as Stakes winner Rom Baro. Of the horses catalogued, 91 percent are BOBS Eligible. Progeny of 71 sires including Not A Single Doubt, Dundeel, Brazen Beau, Sebring, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, So You Think, More Than Ready, Deep Field, Nicconi, Rubick, Smart Missile, Star Witness, All Too Hard and Tavistock are among the catalogue, as are first season offerings by the likes of Exosphere, Press Statement, Kermadec, Super One, Scissor Kick, Headwater, Real Impact, Bull Point, Outreach and Panzer Division. Inspections for the Scone Select Yearling Sale will begin at White Park from 8.30am on Saturday May 11. The sale will begin at 10am the following day.To view the catalogue, CLICK HERE.

    Voodoo Lad

    Gr1-winning Scone graduate Voodoo Lad (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Nearly $3 Million Turnover At MM Tasmania

    Tue, 26 Feb 2019

    The 2019 Magic Millions Tasmanian Yearling Sale returned an all-time record gross of almost $3 million, and an increased clearance rate of 77 per cent. Local buyer Leigh Winwood has tasted incredible success with past Tasmanian Yearling Sale graduates and he went to $100,000 to secure Lot 116, the Charge Forward colt from Tara's Spur offered by Grenville Stud. Winwood has led the ownership groups of star sale graduates including Royal Rapture, Kenjorwood and Queen La Diva. Also active among local buyers were leading Tasmanian trainers Scott Brunton (7 lots at $244,000) and Adam Trinder (5 lots at $157,500). To view the results of the 2019 Tasmanian Yearling Sale and to make an offer on a passed in lot CLICK HERE. Top sellers are listed below:

    • $115,000 – Fiorente-Love the Moment colt (Lot 63); Vendor: Armidale Stud / Buyer: Spicer Thoroughbreds (Vic)
    • $100,000 – Charge Forward-Tara’s Spur colt (Lot 116); Grenville Stud / Leigh Winwood (Tas)
    • $95,000 – Street Boss-God Bless Us colt (Lot 35); Armidale Stud / Ken Keys (Vic)
    • $90,000 – Hallowed Crown-Oceans colt (Lot 80); Armidale Stud / Neerim Lodge (Vic)
    • $85,000 – Headwater-Lalani colt (Lot 60); Grenville Stud / Kennewell Racing/Aquis Farm/Group 1 Bloodstock (Vic)
  • McLaren Wins Gr3 Canonbury Stakes

    Mon, 4 Feb 2019

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    At Rosehill Gardens in Sydney, Darley's former Champion Australian Sire Exceed And Excel (Danehill-Patrona, by Lomond) added a group race success when spruiked juvenile colt McLaren (Exceed and Excel-Serenada, by Encosta de Lago) scored a professional 0.8-length debut win in the $150,800 Gr3 Canonbury Stakes (1100m) for 2YO c&g, defeating fellow colts Spring Loaded and Deep Chill. A little hot under the collar and a slightly nervous type, McLaren was forced to work early on when jumping well but challenged by Exceed The Stars for the lead. Sitting just off the speed, McLaren quickly took over in the stretch before clearing off to a comfortable win ahead of Spring Loaded who was finishing strongly. Co-trainer Peter Snowden commented after the race, “[There’s] lots of room for improvement, he’s done a few things you don’t want to see them do… Look, he’s only a young horse with his first start, you can’t do any more than win, and he’s done that well today… he’s an exciting colt.” The $380,000 yearling buy from the draft of Baramul Stud at the 2018 Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale races in the colours of China Horse Club, but is owned by a partnership that includes some of the biggest names in the industry. Now one for one, and with earnings of $84,000, McLaren’s from the impeccable family of River Dove, Headwater, Catchfire, First Command, Oneworld and Willow Creek etc.

  • Significant Inglis Classic Pedigree Updates

    Mon, 4 Feb 2019

    Meanwhile, with the 2019 Inglis Select Yearling Sales Series less than a week away with the Classic Sale beginning next Saturday night, there were a number of significant pedigree updates following Saturday’s race meetings:

    • Not A Single Doubt filly Rotator finished second in G3 Widden Stakes. Her brother (ex Warpath) is lot 17 at Melbourne Premier (March 3-6), being offered by Bhima Thoroughbreds.
    • Sizzling filly Blazing Miss ran third in G3 Widden Stakes. Her Headwater half sister (ex Jahre) is lot 404 at Inglis Classic for Glastonbury Farms.
    • Spring Loaded (Redoute’s Choice) finished second on debut in G3 Canonbury Stakes. His brother is lot 315 at Inglis Easter (April 9-10), offered by Arrowfield Stud.
    • Deep Chill (Wandjina) finished third in G3 Canonbury Stakes. Kitchwin Hills is offering his Fastnet Rock half sister at Inglis Easter.
    • The Choisir half brother of Highway Hcp winner Embezzlement (ex Songstar) is lot 717 at next week’s Classic Yearling Sale, for Bowness Stud.

    Headwater

    Headwater's half to Blazing Miss is Lot 404 at Classic (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Significant Inglis Classic Pedigree Updates

    Fri, 1 Feb 2019

    Meanwhile, with the 2019 Inglis Select Yearling Sales Series less than a week away with the Classic Sale beginning next Saturday night (inspections start on Monday), there were a number of significant pedigree updates following Saturday’s race meetings:

    • Not A Single Doubt filly Rotator (see below) finished second in the Gr3 Widden Stakes. Her brother (ex Warpath) is lot 17 at Melbourne Premier (March 3-6), being offered by Bhima Thoroughbreds.
    • Sizzling filly Blazing Miss ran third in the Gr3 Widden Stakes. Her Headwater half sister (ex Jahre) is lot 404 at Inglis Classic for Glastonbury Farms.
    • Spring Loaded (Redoute’s Choice) finished second on debut in the Gr3 Canonbury Stakes. His brother is lot 315 at Inglis Easter (April 9-10), offered by Arrowfield Stud.
    • Deep Chill (Wandjina) finished third in Gr3 Canonbury Stakes. Kitchwin Hills is offering his Fastnet Rock half sister at Inglis Easter.
    • The Choisir half brother of Highway Hcp winner Embezzlement (ex Songstar) is lot 717 at next week’s Classic Yearling Sale, for Bowness Stud.

    Rotator

    Grey filly Rotator flashes home (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Largest Ever Inglis Classic Catalogue Offered

    Thu, 17 Jan 2019

    This year's quality Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue is the largest ever offered. It contains relations to 76 stakes-winners including Gr1 winners such as Youngstar, Your Song, Under the Louvre, In Her Time, Headway, Long John, Questing New and Signify. There are also progeny of 103 stakes winning mares, including 10 who are Gr1 winners. In terms of stallion representation, there are progeny of 110 sires including Snitzel, I Am Invincible, Zoustar, Exceed And Excel, Fastnet Rock, Written Tycoon, Hinchinbrook, Lonhro, Not A Single Doubt, Pierro, Sebring, Spirit of Boom, Star Witness and Choisir.  Among the freshman yearling sires are progeny by 22 young stallions such as Vancouver, Pride of Dubai, Exosphere, Press Statement, No Nay Never, Super One, Rich Enuff, Bull Point, Contributer, Criterion, Headwater, Kermadec, Outreach, Panzer Division and Real Impact. To view the 2019 Inglis Classic Yearling Sale catalogue, CLICK HERE.

  • Vinery 2018 Stallion Parade

    Mon, 23 Jul 2018

    Meanwhile, Vinery Stud has announced that it will showcase its roster of high class stallions when it hosts its annual Stallion Parades on Saturday 25th August and Sunday 26th August. Breakfast will be served at 8:30am with the parade to commence at 9:00am each day. All seven of Vinery's stallions will be paraded headlined by Black Caviar's 4-time Gr1 winning half-brother All Too Hard and champion shuttler More Than Ready, as well as Pluck and exciting young sires Star Turn, Headwater and Press Statement. Click here to RSVP.

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    Vinery stallion parade (image: Vinery)
  • Furnaces Relocates To Allandale Park

    Tue, 10 Jul 2018

    In an exciting stallion relocation for NSW, it has been announced that Furnaces, a precocious son of Champion juvenile sire Exceed and Excel, will stand his second season at Bathurst-based Allandale Park. With a pedigree awash in speed, Furnaces was just as dazzling on the track in winning his debut at Rosehill by 6-lengths. One of the top 8 2YOs of his generation by Timeform (115), Furnaces took out the Gr3 Kindergarten Stakes (defeating Regatta Rebel and Redzel), before splitting Vancouver and Headwater in the Gr2 Todman and then being beaten only 2-lengths by Vancouver in the Gr1 Golden Slipper. Displaying both soundness and durability, Furnaces raced on at 3 to claim 3rd in the McEwan Stakes before backing up at 4 to take 2nd in the same race. Across his 3 seasons on the track, Furnaces also defeated Tycoon Tara, Sheidel, The Quarterback, Exosphere and Japonisme. From the Strategic mare Heat of the Fire, Furnaces' pedigree includes a double sex-balanced cross of freakish producer Summoned, dam of outstanding gallopers Zeditave, Zedagal, Pampas Fire and Alannon. His 3rd dam Pampas Fire is the producer of Listed Debutante Stakes winner Cloister (dam of dual Gr1 winning mare Melito) as well as Secluded (dam of Gr3 San Domenico winner and Gr1 Blue Diamond runner up Pariah, standing at Arrowfield Stud on debut). Furnaces will stand this season at Allandale Park at a highly competitive $5,500 inc GST (LFG, BOBS).

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    New Allandale Park recruit Furnaces
  • Vinery Announces 2018 Stallion Fees

    Tue, 24 Apr 2018

    The Hunter Valley’s Vinery Stud has announced its stallion line-up for 2018 with its trio of young guns Star Turn, Headwater and Press Statement consolidating their stud careers alongside legendary sire More Than Ready. "We strongly believe the Vinery Stallions represent great value to breeders; headed up by one of the leading stallions worldwide in More Than Ready and prolific sires of winners at all levels in All Too Hard, Casino Prince and Pluck,” said general manager Peter Orton. “The future for the farm is very exciting with the depth of talent of our three young stallions Star Turn, Headwater and Press Statement, all who have enjoyed great support from our loyal client to launch their careers." With Testa Rossa remaining at Vinery where he will cover a limited book, the GST-inclusive roster with comments is below:

    • $66,000 More Than Ready (USA): A top 5 Stakes-producing stallion with 183 stakes-winners. Sire of Golden Slipper, Blue Diamond, Magic Millions winners, Group 1 classic colts and fillies and champions like More Joyous. Leading broodmare sire, whose progeny averaged $282,000 at the 2018 Inglis Easter Sale. 
    • $33,000 All Too Hard: Champion Australian 3YO Colt who has sired more individual winners in Australia (50) than any other second-season stallion this season. With 6 new stakes-horses in the last month and a Gr1 colt in his second crop (Outrageous), his 3rd crop yearlings sold to $500,000 at the 2018 Inglis Easter Sale.
    • $22,000 Star Turn: Timeform-rated 124 , and covered a full book of mares on debut. Bred for speed, October Randwick 2YO winner Star Turn defeated Golden Slipper winner Capitalist as a 3YO in Gr3 San Domenico S, before beating older horses in the Gr2 WFA Schillaci Stakes. Placed against older sprinters in the Gr1 Lightning S., Gr1 William Reid S. and Gr1 Newmarket Hcp.
    • $16,500 Headwater: Extremely well supported at Vinery in 2016 & 2017, Headwater's first foals are creating a buzz with breeders.  A stakes-winning 2YO and 3YO by Exceed and Excel, he topped all the first-crop stallions at the Inglis Easter Weanling Sale with a colt knocked down to agent Andrew Williams for $75,000.
    • $16,500 Press Statement: Hinchinbrook's best and the only colt of his generation to win at Gr1 level as a 2YO and 3YO. Trainer Chris Waller rated him a superstar and a better 2YO than either Zoustar & Brazen Beau. A magnificent looking stallion, Press Statement showcases 19 of his first-crop foals at the Magic Millions National Sale starting on May 24.
    • $9,900 Casino Prince: Prolific winner-getter and primed for another century of individual winners in 2017-18. He’s currently a Top 10 sire with 91 winners in Australia this season and his record of 104 is well within sight. Bearing down on another milestone with the winners of 997 races to date, Casino Prince maintains an extraordinary 68% winning strike-rate (>6% black type). 
    • $6,600 Pluck (USA): More Than Ready’s Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner with stakes-performers Life On The Wire, Mongolian Wolf, Aspect, Gasoline and Lucky Louie in his first two crops. Backing that black-type up with numerous city-winning, sprinter-milers plus overseas winners Winwin Ruby, Jade Theatre (Hong Kong) and Knysna Rose, Aussie Austin, Moon Shadow (South Africa).
  • Black-Book Sale Brimming With Breeding Prospects

    Thu, 12 Apr 2018

    A veritable “Black-Book” of breeding prospects will go under the hammer this afternoon at Riverside Park when Inglis’ The Chairman’s Sale Breeding Prospects gets underway from 2pm. The black catalogue which features double page spreads, including applicable images, for its 198 lots is a smorgasbord of opportunity comprising 140 broodmares, 39 weanlings, 12 race fillies and 7 stallion shares. Highlights of the catalogue include:

    • Five Gr1-winning mares including Savaria (in foal to Exceed And Excel), In Style (in foal to I Am Invincible) and Headway (in foal to Written Tycoon).
    • 38 Stakes-winners including Amberio (in foal to American Pharoah), Brugal Reward, Gypsy Diamond (pictured, in foal to I Am Invincible), Iggimacool (in foal to Capitalist), Pure Pride, Savoureux, Sebring Sally (in foal to American Pharoah) and Selenia.
    • Weanlings by Australia’s most proven sires including Snitzel, I am Invincible and Written Tycoon and first offerings by the likes of Pride Of Dubai, Headwater, Kermadec and Exosphere.
    • Stallion shares in I Am Invincible, Sebring, Hinchinbrook, All Too Hard and Nicconi.
    • Proven producers such as the dams of Pinot (Dizelle, in foal to Flying Artie), Catkins (Salix Caprea, in foal to Capitalist) and Hong Kong star Nothingilikemore (Katisam, in foal to Vancouver).
    • Mares in foal to the likes of Frankel, Not A Single Doubt, Divine Prophet and Rubick.

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    Gr1 VRC Oaks winner Pinot's dam is catalogued (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Aust Broodmare & Weanling Sale Catalogue Released

    Thu, 15 Mar 2018

    The catalogue for the 2018 Inglis Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale is now available online. A total of 649 Lots - comprising 483 broodmares and 166 weanlings - have been catalogued for the sale, which will bring to an end a huge fortnight of Inglis sales. The weanlings include those by leading sires such as I Am Invincible, Written Tycoon, Pierro, Brazen Beau, Choisir, Foxwedge, Hinchinbrook, Nicconi, So You Think and Star Witness as well as the first offerings for the likes of Criterion, Bull Point, Headwater, Kermadec, Press Statement, Real Impact, Scissor Kick and Vancouver. There are also mares in foal to the likes of Lonhro, Medaglia d'Oro, More Than Ready, Vancouver, Choisir and Hinchinbrook and First Season Sires like Winning Rupert, Star Turn, Sooboog, Odyssey Moon, Maurice and Extreme Choice. The Australian Broodmare & Weanling Sale will be held at Riverside Stables from Sunday 15 April until Tuesday 17 April. Click here to view catalogue.

  • Outstanding Chairman's Sale Catalogue Online Now

    Tue, 13 Mar 2018

    A "truly outstanding" catalogue has been finalised for the second edition of Inglis' Chairman's Sale - Breeding Prospects. The 198-strong catalogue, comprising 140 broodmares, 39 weanlings, 12 race fillies and 7 stallion shares, will be offered at Riverside Stables on Thursday 12 April, a day after the conclusion of the Australian Easter Yearling Sale. Highlights of the catalogue include:

    • Five Group 1-winning mares including Savaria (in foal to Exceed And Excel), In Style (in foal to I Am Invincible) and Headway (in foal to Written Tycoon).
    • 38 Stakes winners including Amberio (in foal to American Pharoah), Brugal Reward, Gypsy Diamond (in foal to I Am Invincible), Iggimacool (in foal to Capitalist), Pure Pride, Savoureux, Sebring Sally (in foal to American Pharoah) and Selenia.
    • Weanlings by Australia's most proven sires including Snitzel, I am Invincible and Written Tycoon and first offerings by the likes of Pride Of Dubai, Headwater, Kermadec and Exosphere.
    • Stallion shares in I Am Invincible, Sebring, Hinchinbrook, All Too Hard and Nicconi.
    • Proven producers such as the dams of Pinot (Dizelle, in foal to Flying Artie), Catkins (Salix Caprea, in foal to Capitalist) and Hong Kong star Nothingilikemore (Katisam, in foal to Vancouver).

    Wildcard entries for The Chairman's Sale Breeding Prospects will be taken up until Thursday 5 April. Click here to view catalogue.

  • MM National Yearlings Day-1: Other Prominent Sales

    Wed, 7 Jun 2017

    On Day-1 of the 2017 Magic Millions National Yearling Sale, the top-priced More Than Ready colt (see above) just edged out a Fastnet Rock filly, who sold late in the day, for $350,000. Catalogued as Lot 2032, the filly is a half sister to the multiple Gr1 winner Fiveandahalfstar and the group performer Wordplay. The filly was knocked down to David Lucas on behalf of Dubai's Phoenix Thoroughbreds. Another of the popular lots on Day One was Lot 1922 - the Hinchinbrook-Waterspell colt from Tyreel Stud, as agent for Yarraman Park Stud. The bay colt, from the family of Group One winner River Dove (dam of Vinery's young sire Headwater), also went the way of Phoenix Thoroughbreds, this time at a price of $280,000. Equal fourth top sellers on the day at $250,000 were both sold by Gerry Harvey's Baramul Stud - an All Too Hard half brother to Cox Plate winner Savabeel to Flemington's Danny O'Brien and a More Than Ready three quarter sister to new Aquis Farm recruit Kiss and Make Up to Matthew Dunn and Neil Jenkinson.

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    Lot 2032 is a half-sister to Gr1 winner Fiveandahalfstar (pic: Mark Gatt)
  • Vinery Announce 2017 Service Fees

    Wed, 12 Apr 2017

    Vinery Stud has announced its stallion line-up for 2017 with Gr1 sprinter Star Turn joining the roster for a $22,000 (inc. GST) service fee. The high-class 3YO was retired last week following an autumn campaign highlighted by Gr1 weight-for-age placings against the older horses in the Lightning Stakes, Newmarket Handicap and William Reid Stakes. His sire Star Witness was a Gr1 winner as a two and three year-old and he heads this season's third-season sires' premiership with earnings over $4million. The complete Vinery roster is:

    • ALL TOO HARD - $44,000
    • CASINO PRINCE - $11,000
    • HEADWATER - $16,500
    • MORE THAN READY - $66,000
    • PLUCK - $9,900
    • PRESS STATEMENT - $22,000
    • STAR TURN - $22,000
    • TESTA ROSSA - $16,500

    *All service fees (inc. GST)

  • Vinery Will Stream 20 Aug Stallion Parade On Facebook

    Fri, 12 Aug 2016

    The inexorable march of technology embraced by the thoroughbred industry will take another step tomorrow week when the Hunter Valley's Vinery Stud streams one of its stallion parade days. The Saturday session (Aug 20) will be streamed for about 45 minutes from 9.30am, with the stallion parade featuring the full complement of 10 Vinery sires, including the popular new duo Headwater and Press Statement. Clients attending the open days (which also includes Sunday August 21) are being reminded that RSVPs are essential by Tuesday 16 August. The below image is linked to Vinery's facebook page for the August 20 live stream.

    Vinery Live Stream