Widden First Season Sires off the Mark
The 2024 Magic Millions Yearling Sale was a busy one for Widden Stud selling 65 yearlings across Books 1 and 2 for $14.6million and particularly pleasing was the warm reception afforded our first season sires Anders, Russian Camelot (IRE), Dirty Work and Doubtland.
A super fast Group winning son of Not a Single Doubt, Anders had good numbers at Magic Millions with many of his stock very much stamped in his image and nine were sold in Book 1 at an average of $210,000 which was 12.7 times his 2021 service fee of $16,500.
His top sellers were the Little Avondale Stud consigned filly from Candy Bar that made $330,000 to the bid of Star Thoroughbreds / Randwick Bloodstock and the Widden consigned colt from En Aval that was bred by Widden’s Yearling Manager Liam Attwood and sold for $300,000, read about him here.
Anders had 11 yearlings sell for $100,000 or more and for his admirers there will be 20 at Inglis Classic and 10 at Inglis Premier.
Widden Stud have stepped outside the speed square in standing Russian Camelot (IRE), a dual G1 winning son of staying sire Camelot and he had two yearlings at the sale, fillies from Dinkum Diamond and Insensata that sold for $220,000 and $200,000.
He stands at Widden Victoria and will have 15 in Inglis Premier and two at Inglis Classic.
Another Group winning speed son of Not a Single Doubt, Doubtland had just three yearlings offered in Book 1 and all were sold at an average $168,333 with his top seller a colt from La Chica Bella that made $220,000 for Widden Stud when purchased by St Simon Thoroughbreds/Hawkes Racing and a colt from Partyhouse not far behind when making $170,000 for Sledmere Stud when bought by Ryan & Alexiou Racing Pty Ltd.
Based in Victoria, Doubtland returned 10.2 times his 2021 service fee of $16,500 and has 16 entries for Inglis Premier and two for Inglis Classic.
A fast Group II winning son of Written Tycoon, Dirty Work started his stud career with Spendthrift before transferring to Widden and has a lovely first crop of yearlings with eight selling in Book 1 at an average $140,625.
His best results came with Sledmere Stud’s colt from Italian Storm that made $260,000 to the bid of Aramco Racing/Wattle Bloodstock and Daandine Stud’s filly from Okeechobee that made $210,000 when purchased by Intel Bloodstock/Hayfields Racing.
Dirty Work returned some seven times his 2021 service fee of $19,800 and had six yearling sell for $100,000 or more.
Also based in Victoria, Dirty Work has 14 entries for Inglis Premier and three for Inglis Classic