Stallion Update

Welcome to the third Stallion Update for the 2018/2019 season. We are now almost halfway through the current racing season, so the various stallion premierships are now very well established. The Magic Millions raceday is the latest big-prizemoney event to have an impact on the various premierships.

Snitzel continues to lead the sires premiership by earnings from I Am Invincible, Street Cry, Teofilo and Fastnet Rock. Aside from overall consistency, each of these stallions has had a big-prizemoney winner helping their position in the premiership.

By winners, I Am Invincible (121) continues as a dominant leader over Snitzel(95), Written Tycoon(91), Sebring (82), Smart Missile (77) and pleasingly for our Star Witness shareholders, Star Witness (72) is in sixth position.

By stakes winners, I Am Invincible (19) is dominating from High Chaparral (9), and Snitzel, Sebring andNot A Single Doubt (all 7), followed by Zoustar (6), which is remarkable for a stallion whose oldest progeny are only 3yos.

By 3yo sires earnings, Zoustaris now the clear leader from I Am Invincible, Redoute’s Choice, Spirit Of Boom, Snitzel, Pierro, Sebring and Star Witness. By 3yo winners Snitzel (43) continues to lead I Am Invincible (40), followed by Zoustar (31), Pierro (28) and Sebring, Star Witness, Hinchinbrook, Smart Missile and All Too Hard (all 25).

By 3yo stakes winners, Zoustar(5) leads from Sebring (4), and I Am Invincible, Lonhro and Smart Missile (all 3).

Our “predictor for the future” category, the second-season sires premiership, sees Zoustar continuingin a comfortable lead by earnings withSpirit Of Boom now second, followed by Epaulette,Unencumbered, Sizzling, Fiorente and Dundeel. By winners, Zoustar (34) has overtaken the surprise early leader Unencumbered(28), followed by Spirit Of Boom (26),Epaulette (20) and Dundeel (18).

By stakes winners, Zoustar(6) also dominates the second-season sires from Spirit Of Boom (3), Epaulette(2), and Fiorente, Dundeel and Declaration Of War (1 each).

The first-season sires premiership is starting to take shape. By earnings early leader Better Than Ready continues to hold sway, with Brazen Beau now in second from Rubick, Safeguard and Deep Field. As shareholders, of interest to us is Dissident who is currently in ninth place. By winners, Better Than Ready (8) dominates, from Deep Field and Whittington (both 3), followed by Brazen Beau, Rubick, Safeguard andTime For War (all 2).