STALLION UPDATE as at 18 February 2020
Welcome to the second Stallion Update for the 2019/2020 season. The major spring and summer races are behind us, but the Sydney and Melbourne Autumn Carnivals with their major races are looming rapidly and as usual they will have an influence on final premiership outcomes.
After Rubick’s brief stint in the lead, courtesy of Yes Yes Yes’s The Everest win, a more orthodox pecking order in the stallion premiership by earnings is taking shape. I Am Invincible leads from Snitzel, Pierro and Rubick, with less than $1 million separating first to fourth. Next comes Zoustar, Declaration Of War and Ocean Park who are all close together, with Zoustar getting there through consistent results, while the latter two had one-off big race wins.
By winners I Am Invincible (115) continues to lead with Written Tycoon (106) second, followed by Snitzel (99), Sebring (93) and Fastnet Rock (90). By stakes winners Snitzel (11) leads I Am Invincible, Pierro, Exceed And Excel and So You Think (all 7). Zoustar and Redoute’s Choice are next on 6.
The leading 3yo sire by earnings remains Rubick by some margin courtesy of The Everest. Then follows Exceed And Excel, I Am Invincible, Fastnet Rock, Dundeel and All Too Hard. By winners the leading 3yo sire is Deep Field (45) from Fastnet Rock (40), I Am Invincible (38), Snitzel (35), Sebring and Better Than Ready (30). Zoustar (29) is next. By stakes winners the leading 3yo sires are Exceed And Excel, I Am Invincible and So You Think (all 4) and lead from Snitzel and Brazen Beau (both 2).
The leading second-season sire by earnings is Rubick from Deep Field, Brazen Beau, Better Than Ready and Shooting To Win. By winners the leading second-season sire is Deep Field (50) from Better Than Ready (35), Rubick (30), Brazen Beau (24) and Shooting To Win (22). For our Dissident owners, he sits seventh on 18. By stakes winners the leading second-season sire is Brazen Beau (4) from Deep Field (2) with eight stallions on 1 including Dissident, courtesy of our own Pancho.
By prizemoney the leading first-season sire is Pride Of Dubai from Spill The Beans, Headwater, Night Of Thunder and Vancouver but it is early days and any significant race win will take a first-season stallion to the lead. By winners Spill The Beans (4) leads Headwater (3) followed by Pride Of Dubai, Night Of Thunder, Jabali and Press Statement (all 2).