STALLION UPDATE as at 26 May 2019
Welcome to the latest Stallion Update for the 2018/2019 season. With the Stradbroke in Brisbane the only $1 million race left on the calendar for this season, the various stallion premierships will have taken a very firm shape.
With no change since last month, Snitzel continues to lead the sires premiership by earnings from I Am Invincible, Street Cry, Fastnet Rock andNot A Single Doubt. Courtesy of Redzel’s The Everest win, Snitzel has an unassailable lead.
By winners, contrary to expectation, Snitzel (163) has overtaken I Am Invincible (162) in the lead, albeit a narrow one. Behind them Sebring (130) has joined Written Tycoon in third place, and Smart Missile (118) is in fifth ahead of Star Witness (106), who is having a great season.
By stakes winners, I Am Invincible (28) has set a new Australian record for the most stakes winners in a season. He leads from Not A Single Doubt (13), followed by Snitzel(12) and High Chaparral (11)and then Sebring, Fastnet Rock, Exceed And Excel and Medaglia D’Oro (all 9).
By 3yo sires earnings, Zoustarretains his good lead over Redoute’s Choice, followed by I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Spirit Of Boom, Pierro and Sebring. By 3yo winners Snitzel (69) retains his lead with Zoustar (56) now in second from I Am Invincible (55), Pierro (49), and Smart Missile (43) and All Too Hard (42).
By 3yo stakes winners, Zoustarand I Am Invincible (both 5) have been joined in the lead by Smart Missilefollowed by Sebring, Lonhro, Epaulette andMedaglia D’Oro (all 4).
Our “predictor for the future” category, the second-season sires premiership, sees Zoustar continuingto lead by earnings from Spirit Of Boom, Dundeel, Epaulette, andFiorente. By winners, Zoustar (59) again continues to lead from Spirit Of Boom (49), followed by Epaulette (43), and Sizzlingand Unencumbered (both 34). Of relevance to Laurel Oak owners is The Factor (24) in eighth position.
Zoustar (6) continues to lead the second-season sires by stakes winners from Epaulette (5), followed by Spirit Of Boom, Dundeeland Fiorente (all 4).
In the first-season sires premiership by earnings Sidestep has held his lead from Better Than Ready, Brazen Beau, Deep Field andRubick. By winners, Better Than Ready (17) is now fending off a late challenge from Deep Field (15), followed by Rubick (11), Wandjina (6), and Whittington and Shooting To Win (both 5).
First-season sires that have produced stakes winners are Better Than Ready (3), Deep Field (2), and Sidestep, Brazen Beau, Rubick, Time For War and Verrazano (all 1).