SUN STUD

VICTORIA’S PREMIER STALLION FARM

Sun Stud has announced its stallion roster for 2020 with an average 25% reduction in service fees.

“Broodmare owners are facing unprecedented times and Sun Stud has acted accordingly in dropping fees across the board,” Sun Stud’s Sales & Nominations Manager, Phil Marshall points out.

“We’ve always regarded ourselves as the ‘breeders’ farm’, heading up initiatives such as the ‘no payment until live foal’, which also remains in play for 2020.

Sun Stud is a firm believer in the strength of the Victorian industry and just want to ensure breeders have every opportunity in these extraordinary times.”

Sun Stud will offer broodmare owners a diverse team of nine for this spring.

Source of Group winners Hawkshot, Stars of Carrum and Moor Gait, along with 2YO black type winner, Power Scheme, FIORENTE boasts one of Victoria’s emerging 3YO stars in Tony Noonan’s Florent, winner of the $430,000 VOBIS Sires’ Guineas in April.

Speaking of VOBIS, MAGNUS is one of the most successful Victorian stallions of all time and among his 350 plus winners of $47 million include 2020 Group winners, Streets of Avalon (Group One Futurity Stakes) and Halvorsen (Group Three Standish Handicap).

Spring will also unveil the first runners for dual Group One winner, PALENTINO whose yearlings sold up to $160,000 and averaged $108,333 in Book 1 at the Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale and have, not surprisingly, found their way into leading stables.

8-time Victorian Champion Sire, BEL ESPRIT again represents tremendous value for a stallion who pushed through the 700 winner mark in 2020. Among the top 20 active sires in the nation by winners, this season’s stakes winners include Admiral’s Joker and Tactical Advantage, while exciting 2YO, Kisukano has won 3 from 4.

Sun Stud eagerly awaits (along with 100+ broodmare owners) the arrival of the first Australian progeny by ‘The Chosen Son’ – NATIONAL DEFENSE. The Group One winning Champion juvenile is Invincible Spirit’s highest rated 2YO at stud in Victoria and was one of the nation’s most popular first season sires last spring, covering 159 mares.

Similarly, Snitzel’s Group Two winning sprinter, THRONUM has been supported with high end mares in his two seasons at Sun Stud and his initial progeny are poised to sell at 2021 yearling sales.

Clearly one of the best value sires in Australia, Not A Single Doubt stallion, SQUAMOSA has a ‘cult like’ following and had Kiwi Ida win her fourth stakes race in 2020 before grabbing third in the Group One Waikato Sprint … stakes placed 2YO Amosia has also starred in New Zealand … while Flemington stakes winner and Group Two runner-up, Order of Command set a weight carrying record (62kg) when taking out the time honoured Listed Wangoom Hcp on Wednesday.

Meanwhile, More Than Ready’s stakes winning 2YO, READY FOR VICTORY has only had a handful of runners to date, but they include Gerald Ryan’s Macleay, who won impressively on debut in April and is now a contender for the Group One JJ Atkins Stakes next month.

2020 FEES

BEL ESPRIT                                       $7,700

FIORENTE                                          $17,600

MAGNUS                                            $15,400

NATIONAL DEFENSE                        $9,900

PALENTINO                                       $14,300

READY FOR VICTORY                       $4,400

SQUAMOSA                                       $4,400

THRONUM                                         $7,700

All fees inclusive of GST

NO PAYMENT UNTIL LIVE FOAL

NEWS

Palentino

First-Crop Yearlings

Ready To Launch

3 days ago

Sun Stud

MAGNUS LOOKS TO SCALE KOSCIUSZKO
Geoff Duryea’s brilliant last start Creswick Stakes winner FRONT PAGE ($4.50 favourite) and his multiple Group 3 placed full-sister NEWS GIRL ($11.00 equal 3rd favourite) are leading chances for the $1.3m The Kosciuszko.

Both are by Magnus and out of the Bel Esprit mare Stacey Lee…. the potent Magnus/Bel Esprit nick is represented by 21 runners for 16 winners (76%) and 5 stakes horses (23%)!
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Maggie and Gus everyone is so proud! A massive thanks to Duryea Racing and the long list of so many people, who have have been involved in their lives. Forever grateful to you all🙏

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4 days ago

Sun Stud

THROWBACK THURSDAY - THRONUM
The 1200m Listed race The Rosebud is set to be run at Rosehill this Saturday - it’s the first stakes race for 3YO's in the new season and a key pointer to the spring.

The Rosebud is one of five races won by Sun Stud’s exciting young Snitzel stallion THRONUM.

THRONUM won his first two starts as a 2YO and was sent out a $3 shot at his first attempt at stakes level and he passed the test with flying colours by rallying to victory in the most testing conditions.

Not only was he a brilliant speed horse on top of the ground - where he won the Group 2 Australian Stakes on a Good 4 and ran a narrow second in the Group 1 William Reid on a Good 3 - he was also as tough as they come on a bottomless Heavy 10, where he refused to yield despite doing all of the work in the run.

A true blueblood, THRONUM is closely related to SHAMARDAL (146 stakes winners) and STREET CRY (131 stakes winners)… it’s in the DNA!

First crop yearlings sell in 2021.
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5 days ago

Sun Stud

FIORENTE OFF THE MARK IN NEW SEASON
“Here’s FIORENTE’S GIRL now unleashing a big run!"

FIORENTE’S GIRL has sprouted wings late when coming from second last to score a dominant 1.25L victory over the mile at Pakenham on Tuesday.

The $3.20 favourite posted her third win over the 1600m distance here and looks to be developing into a more than handy miler for connections.

The Lindsay Park trained daughter of FIORENTE was metropolitan placed on debut, then tried in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes during her 3yo campaign, so she has always shown above average ability.

Out of the Dubawi mare Lady Of Sorrento, FIORENTE’S GIRL was bred by Mr M Dawson, Mr P Beretta, Mr R Minney, Mr M Sheahan and Mr I Robertson, who all remain in the ownership.

FIORENTE has enjoyed a strong start to his young stud career, posting 5 individual stakes winners and $6m in progeny earnings.
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FIORENTE OFF THE MARK IN NEW SEASON
“Here’s FIORENTE’S GIRL now unleashing a big run!FIORENTE’S GIRL has sprouted wings late when coming from second last to score a dominant 1.25L victory over the mile at Pakenham on Tuesday.The $3.20 favourite posted her third win over the 1600m distance here and looks to be developing into a more than handy miler for connections.The Lindsay Park trained daughter of FIORENTE was metropolitan placed on debut, then tried in the Group 3 Ethereal Stakes during her 3yo campaign, so she has always shown above average ability.Out of the Dubawi mare Lady Of Sorrento, FIORENTE’S GIRL was bred by Mr M Dawson, Mr P Beretta, Mr R Minney, Mr M Sheahan and Mr I Robertson, who all remain in the ownership.FIORENTE has enjoyed a strong start to his young stud career, posting 5 individual stakes winners and $6m in progeny earnings.

6 days ago

Sun Stud

MAGNUS LEADING ACTIVE VICTORIAN BASED SIRE
A big thank you to all the breeders who made MAGNUS the leading active Victorian based sire by earnings for the 2019/20 season. Your support of the Sun Stud roster has been invaluable... long may the success continue!
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MAGNUS LEADING ACTIVE VICTORIAN BASED SIRE
A big thank you to all the breeders who made MAGNUS the leading active Victorian based sire by earnings for the 2019/20 season. Your support of the Sun Stud roster has been invaluable... long may the success continue!
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