With the majority of stallion fee announcements for the 2020 southern hemisphere breeding season already made, Woodside Park Stud’s decision to reduce fees for the entire roster has been widely applauded by broodmare owners across the board.
With up to 40% of breeders classified as hobbyist, our continual support of industry members during unprecedented times has given breeders the opportunity to access world class bloodlines at affordable prices which will aid breeders in securing the best return on investment if they choose to sell their stock at a later date.
Written Tycoon, who will be based for the 2020 season at Arrowfield Stud in the Hunter Valley at a fee of $77,000 (inc. GST), with the Woodside Park Stud bred and sold Hightail (pictured) recording his second black type win, impressing in the G3 Gold Coast Guineas while the Hawkes Racing’s Dirty Work continued his solid recent form to take out the Listed Ortensia Stakes at Rosehill Gardens.
With ten individual 2YO winners so far this season, exciting Western Australian-based filly Kissonallforcheeks looks to be a future stakes performer for sire Written Tycoon after the Dan Morton-trained juvenile recorded impressive back to back victories at Ascot over 1100m.
As the only other sire on the roster with Australian runners, Foxwedge’s record in the last 30 days clearly highlights the son of Fastnet Rock, “as one of the best value stallions in Victoria, no doubt,” stated Woodside Park Stud CEO James Price. His latest stakes winner Wild Vixen joins recent stakes performers Into The Abyss, Villami and Dyslexic, while Saturday metro winners from the last four weeks; Hezafox, Debt’n’Deficit, Kuramae and Barbie’s Fox further reminds breeders that at $11,000 (inc. GST), Foxwedge is a stallion surely not to get under ones guard.
As the only dual Australian G1-winning son of Deep Impact at stud in Australia, Tosen Stardom’s Japanese bloodlines and $12,100 (inc. GST) service fee, are the envy of many stud farms and with two quality books of mares already under his belt, his first crop foals have received high praise. RIFA Mustang’s Rob Roulston echoes what many breeders have already said. “On inspection of Woodside Park Stud’s Tosen Stardom weanlings, all of them have good bone and strength, well coupled up with good hindquarters and look more like speed types to me.” Having inspected not only those foals born at the farm, but also quite a few client’s foals, Price is adamant that the Toorak Handicap and Emirates Stakes winner has an exciting time ahead. “Type is everything and Tosen Stardom is producing exceptional ones, so the future is bright for him and I look forward to those breeders who have supported him to get just rewards,” stated Price.
Gone into many of the leading training establishment in the country, Cable Bay’s first yearling crop have exceeded all expectations so far. With a plethora of juvenile stakes winners for the stable so far this season, Ciaron Maher Racing’s David Eustace feels Cable Bay’s progeny are just what ‘the doctor ordered.’ “We have a forward colt, the half to Masseuse who we also train. He is a very strong, professional, and well balanced, 2YO type. I’d really like some more of the breed in the stable.” stated Eustace. As a G1 performed juvenile by Invincible Spirit standing at $9,900 (inc. GST), Price feels that, “now the market has seen his types, coupled with comments from breakers and trainers, Cable Bay will once again serve a full book of mares in 2020 based on initial enquiries so far.”
With four individual juveniles winners and a further five place-getters from just 13 runners so far this season, Rich Enuff is the leading active, Victorian-based first crop sire and as the fastest son of Written Tycoon at stud, the stunning chestnut’s fee of $8,800 (inc. GST) is outstanding value.
As the phones are starting to ring for enquiries a lot earlier this season than in previous ones, another sign that our fee reduction has pleased, the Woodside Park Stud team are here to help where we can, so please do not hesitate to get in contact.