Widden Announce 2016 Service Fees
Forward Thinking – A notion born out of bold progression, considering not just the present but the future.
In 2016, the Widden stallions resemble this exact notion. One of ambition and the exciting possibilities that present themselves.
Sebring, the sire of reigning Horse of the Year DISSIDENT in addition to 4x Gr 1 winner & $7m+ earner CRITERION, both from just his first crop, is undoubtedly the hottest young sire in the land whom many consider a future Champion Australian Sire.
“A Top 10 Australian Sire on the General, 3yo & 2yo tables in addition to his barnstorming season in Hong Kong highlights the incredible versatility of Sebring” says Widden’s Antony Thompson.
As a genuinely, proven outcross, the future is Sebring’s. A fee of $77,000 inc GST represents Widden’s ambition to offer realistic value.
Zoustar, Northern Meteor’s greatest & only dual Group One winning son returns to Widden for his third season & breeders should take note, those that bred to Northern Meteor third season enjoyed a 150% increase in average from first year to third. The brilliant, dominant winner of the Golden Rose & Coolmore Stud Stakes remains at a competitive $44,000 inc GST.
The gorgeous Shamus Award also enters his third season. From 7 crops, he is Snitzel’s most successful & highest rated horse. A Timeform rated Top 10 2yo colt, his record breaking 3yo season saw him become the first 3yo to win the Cox Plate / Australian Guineas double. With eye-catching first foals, he too represents real value this season at $27,500 inc GST
Golden Slipper winner Stratum who enjoyed an Easter average of over $240,000 with a top lot of $600,000 has typically enjoyed another strong season highlighted by Group One winner STRATUM STAR. His fee of $22,000 offers significant upside for breeders.
Widden are delighted this year to purchase the brilliantly fast, Group performing son of World Champion 2yo sire Exceed And Excel, OUTREACH at an introductory fee of $7,700 inc GST.
“Outreach is a full brother to Golden Slipper winner OVERREACH, 3/4 brother to REWARD FOR EFFORT and is a magnificent type of young stallion. Peter Snowden is on record stating he was convinced Outreach had genuine Group One speed and felt he was a serious Slipper colt. We saw a glimpse of this when he stretched Vancouver on debut. Given his undoubted talent, we’re excited about what this horse is capable of.” said Thompson.
Leading 2nd & 3rd Season sires STAR WITNESS ($16,500 inc GST) & NICCONI ($11,000 inc GST) are well placed to continue their hot form and both have enjoyed incredibly strong sales ring results in 2016. Nicconi has averaged over $70,000 whilst Star Witness has had yearlings fetch up to $750,000 this year.
Fastnet Rock’s most dominant Group One winner YOUR SONG enjoyed outstanding sales ring success with his first crop this year, averaging over 4.5x service fee at Magic Millions whilst supplying the sale-topper in Perth. As a powerful Group One winning WFA sprinter, he is an exciting young stallion proven to get you a type & stands this season for $16,500 inc GST.
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2016 Widden Stud Fees (all inclusive of GST)
Shamus Award $27,500
Star Witness $16,500
Your Song $16,500
Outreach $7,700 (NEW)