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

Headwater Overview

He's the young sire that ticks all the boxes!

Pure Speed - He's bred for Pure Speed being by a Gr.1 Newmarket Hcp winner, out of a Gr.1 Oakleigh Plate winner.

Early 2yo - He had early 2YO speed, winning on debut in December of his juvenile year before going on to win the Gr.2 Silver Slipper as a 2YO

Trained on - He was then one of only a few to go on as a 3yo and defeat older horses at Stakes level inc. subsequent Gr.1 winner The Quarterback when victorious in the Kensington Stakes, a sprint down the Flemington straight.

Type and conformation - He is an impeccable type, retired sound, and fetched half a million dollars as a yearling.

Big books - He's been well supported at stud and has covered full books in his first three seasons at stud. His exceptional conformation has bred onto his progeny, which keeps breeders coming back.

Breeding on – It’s been noticed in the sale rings that he is passing on his good looks. At the 2018 Inglis Weanling Sale he fetched the top price for a first season sire with his colt from Manju ($75,000). At the 2018 Magic Millions Weanling Sale his colt from The Carnival made $170,000. In 2019 his first yearlings averaged almost 6x covering fee at the Magic Millions. At the 2019 Inglis Classic yearling sale Headwater topped first-season-sire aggregates with $1.36 million to his name during Book 1.

First crop - His first 2YOs will hit the track this spring and reports from breakers, pre-trainers and trainers have been nothing but positive already. “The Headwater filly we have is very forward and a ready-made racehorse. She has done quite a bit of work already in our Caulfield and Warwick Farm stables and is handling things very well.” David Eustace – trainer at Ciaron Maher Racing.

There’s no doubt that this exciting young son of an Australian Champion Sire has a big future.

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

  • Freshman Sire Slipper Noms Revealed

    Thu, 25 Jul 2019

    With only days until the 2019/20 season, breeders will be listening to a lot of talk about the freshman sires and who has precocious 2YOs. A further emperical guide to support potential precocity is Golden Slipper nominations on the assumption that these are the young horses their trainers expect to show some juvenile prowess. The 2020 Golden Slipper nominations number 2,459 horses by 191 different stallions. Of those by first season sires, there are 379 horses (15% of the total) across 21 stallions who have their first crop about to hit the tracks. It should be no surprise that Golden Slipper winner Vancouver (Medaglia d'Oro) leads the freshman list with 74 of his first crop nominated for the Golden Slipper. Gr1 juvenile winner Pride of Dubai (Street Cry) is next with 51 nominations, while those with more than ten of their first crop nominated are: Headwater (38), Exosphere (34), Super One (30), Kermadec (24), Spill the Beans (23), Scissor Kick (22), Press Statement (21), Rich Enuff (16), and Nostradamus (10). Although helpful as a guide, the figures don't take into account the percentage of a freshman sire's crop nominated, some having served very large books of mares on debut.

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    Vancouver has 74 noms for the Golden Slipper (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Sunday Debut For Headwater's Sister

    Fri, 5 Jul 2019

    Purchased for $400,000 from the Magic Millions Yearling Sale by Peachester Lodge from the draft of Cressfield, well-bred 2YO filly A River Somewhere makes her debut at Caloundra on Sunday. Trained by Tony Gollan, the filly by Darley’s Champion 2YO Sire Exceed And Excel is a full-sister to exciting young Vinery Stud-based Headwater, whose speedy exploits included victory in the Gr2 Silver Stakes during his juvenile year. Out of the Gr1 Oakleigh Plate winner River Dove, an eight-time winning daughter of Hurricane Sky, A River Somewhere is one of 12 unraced runners in the field of 16, and with Brad Stewart in the saddle, the filly will get every opportunity to make a winning debut from barrier 9. Racing in the silks made famous by the multiple Gr1 winner Shoot Out (High Chaparral), the filly is also from the same family of this season’s Gr1 New Zealand Derby winner Crown Prosecutor (Medaglia d’Oro) and Gr3 Canonbury Stakes winner Mclaren (Exceed And Excel).

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    A River Somewhere is a full-sister to Headwater (pic: Steve Hart)
  • Fanreluche Double-Cross For Rising Star Filly

    Tue, 2 Jul 2019

    Meanwhile, exciting 3YO filly Baccarat Baby (Casino Prince-Meerlust by Johannesburg), a homebred for Peter Harris and Matthew Irwin, could boost her value more than normal should she win a Gr1 event for connections. The recent Gr3 winner is direct descendant of North American champion Fanfreluche (Northern Dancer) who is also third dam of Casino Prince’s sire Flying Spur, and a premium victory and a double-cross to a blue-hen mare would put Baccarat Baby in the blue-chip department when she eventually retires to stud. Her performance confirms Casino Prince as an unequivocal go-to sire for broodmare owners looking for established value in the Hunter Valley. He stands for a $6,600 service fee at Vinery Stud with More Than Ready ($55,000), All Too Hard ($27,500), Star Turn ($22,000), Headwater ($16,500), Press Statement ($16,500) & Pluck ($6,600).

  • 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.

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    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.

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    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.

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    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).

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