Duporth, $11,000 (inc. GST)
Duporth represents outstanding value to breeders this year as his stock continues to excel on both the racetrack and in the sales’ ring.
He was one of the most profitable stallions in Session 1 of this year’s Inglis Easter sale with his yearlings offered selling for an average of $126,250, which represents a 7.6 time return on his 2012 stud fee.
On the racetrack his progeny continue to excel. We know from last year that, as one of Australia’s leading first season sires, Duporth is capable of siring precocious two-year-olds at the highest level; In the 2014/15 season he sired 7 individual 2YO winners as well as siring the Group 1-placed juvenile Cornrow (Timeform-rated 117) whose Stakes-placings last season included placings in the Blue Diamond Stakes [G1] and the Sires’ Produce Stakes [G1].
This season Duporth has had five two-year-old runners to-date for four winners and one place-getter, including Paceman – Timeform-rated 109 on debut, while his first three-year-old crop includes Dashing Fellow ($416,491 in earnings), Dupe ‘Em ($126,910), Inkling ($130,124), and Hermano Menor ($111,858), etc.
A winner of the Group 1 BTC Cup and Golden Rose, Duporth (Red Ransom – Staging, by Success Express) stands for $11,000 (inc. GST) in 2015.
Dane Shadow, $9,900 (inc. GST)
Dane Shadow, who must surely now be recognised as Australia’s best value, proven sire, has once again this year shown why he is deserving of such a title. Standing for $9,900 (inc. GST) in 2015, he recorded a 100% clearance rate at both the Inglis Summer Classic Sale and the Magic Millions Gold Coast yearling sale, with yearlings selling for $170,000, $110,000, $90,000, $70,000 x2, $60,000 x2, etc in 2015.
Already the sire of four individual Group 1 winners, Dane Shadow has sired five new Stakes horses in 2014/15; Group 3 Causeway Classic winner ONE RAR ($346,118 in earnings), Kurtley ($241,175), Harrier Jet ($201,955), Boomarang Deluxe ($167,955) and 2yo Cinematic – Stakes-placed on debut – her only start to-date.
11% of Dane Shadow’s starters go on to earn over $100,000 on the track, and he boasts lifetime progeny earnings of over $18 million, so whether breeding to sell or breeding to race, you won’t find a better value, proven son of Danehill standing anywhere else in Australia.
Dane Shadow (Danehill – Slight Chance, by Centaine), a proven Group 1 sire, stands for $9,900 (inc. GST) in 2015.