Widden Stud Announce 2021 Service Fees
Widden Stud take great pleasure in announcing the service fees for all 21 stallions on our 2021 rosters in both NSW and Victoria.
Topping the list is our powerhouse champion sire Zoustar, whose stocks have clearly been on the rise this year.
With his oldest progeny now five year-olds, Zoustar has built a formidable record as the sire of 22 stakes winners – 15 of them Group winners – worldwide with over 200 winners amassing in excess of $40 million in prizemoney.
His flagship performer being Champion 3YO Filly Sunlight, who was sold as a breeding prospect last year at the Magic Millions National Sale for $4.2million.
The sire of over 110 Australian winners of more than $10million in prizemoney this season alone, Zoustar has sired 13 stakes-winners worldwide since August 1 headed by Group I winning sprinter Zoutori and Group II winning juveniles Lightsaber and Glistening.
In the sales ring, Zoustar has hit new benchmarks in 2021 recording his highest overall average price across all sales with the Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale showcasing 24 of his stock at an average of $390,625, while Magic Millions saw 51 yearlings average $288,922.
Zoustar has also had three yearlings this year sell for $1million or more with the colt from Lady Jivago fetching $1.25 million to become his highest-priced yearling to date.
In total, Zoustar has now had seven yearlings surpass the $1million mark and 46 sell for $500,000 and above, representing phenomenal returns for his supporters.
Zoustar stands at $154,000 inc GST.
Young gun Trapeze Artist produced stunning first foals last spring and is moving into the next exciting phase of his stud career with weanlings set to hit major sales in the coming weeks and months.
Written By’s first crop make their sales debut this year as he returns to his original fee of $24,750 in light of the continuing upward spiral of his sire Written Tycoon, whose champion son Capitalist is now the leading Australian sire of 2YO’s.
The Widden team eagerly anticipate the arrival of the first foals of Zoustars’s brilliant son Zousain, who completed the season with an impressive book of 188 mares last spring.
New recruits this year are dual Group I winner Russian Camelot (IRE) and brilliant speedsters Anders and Doubtland, who are all priced attractively, the latter pair similar in profile to their now retired outstanding sire Not a Single Doubt.
The ever reliable Nicconi has recorded 93 winners and progeny earnings of over $7.3m this season, his offspring highlighted by the world’s highest-rated sprinter in Nature Strip, who nailed a sixth Group I success when going back-to-back in the TJ Smith, a performance which saw his slot in The Everest confirmed.
Star Witness has enjoyed yet another bumper season, represented by nine stakes performers, including a quinella in the Magic Millions Guineas via Aim and subsequent Group I Newmarket placed Amish Boy, Group II winner Graff and Group III winners Explosive Witness and Threeood.
He has also had five juvenile winners this season including stakes-placed Swift Witness, Rhapsody Rose and the very promising debut winner Valuable Witness.
Reigning champion Victorian based sire Magnus occupies ninth position on the Australian sires table with 98 winners this season, including Group I winner Streets Of Avalon, while Bel Esprit continues to add to his tally 740 winners and $77m in progeny earnings.
Fiorente (IRE) notched his sixth stakes winner recently with the exciting 3YO Liqueuro, who looms as a leading fancy in the Group I SAJC South Australian Derby.
Champion 2YO National Defense (GB) had his first runner place second over 900m at Keeneland earlier this month, while dual Group I winner Palentino has a host of promising performers ready to hit the track.
Widden Stud NSW all prices inclusive of GST
TRAPEZE ARTIST $66,000
WRITTEN BY $24,750
NEW ANDERS $16,500
YOUR SONG $8,800
STRATUM STAR $8,800
Widden Stud VICTORIA all prices inclusive of GST
NEW RUSSIAN CAMELOT (IRE) $22,000
NEW DOUBTLAND $16,500
STAR WITNESS $16,500
FIORENTE (IRE) $11,000
NATIONAL DEFENSE (GB) $9,900
BEL ESPRIT $7,700
READY FOR VICTORY $4,400