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







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Sun Stud’s FIORENTE clearly has another outstanding prospect with the Holly Taylor trained 3YO, Cousin Ivan, winning the Listed Aquanita Stakes over 2000m at Belmont Park.
Bred – and part-owned – by Grant Gibbs, Cousin Ivan won over 1300m at Belmont – when making his debut in May – and has had anything but luck in two subsequent runs.
But there was no denying the flashy chestnut on Saturday however as he forged to the lead in the straight and was rock solid to the line. Given the way he handled his first test at black type level, a promising future beckons.
Cousin Ivan is from the Blackfriars mare, Chong Nonsi, and is the first stakes winner in four dams … much to the delight of Grant and Holly (particularly as it is the trainer’s first stakes winner too!).
Tellingly, Cousin Ivan’s time was 2.96 seconds or 18-lengths quicker than the Belmont Oaks on the same card!
The Champion Victorian Second Season Sire with runners such as Group 2 winners & Group 1 placed pair, Hawkshot and Stars of Carrum, Group winner, Moor Gait, Power Scheme (2YO stakes winner & Group placed at 3) and Florent (2020 VOBIS Sires’ Guineas), Fiorente, is really producing the fireworks in July with Grahame Begg Racing’s Lunar Flare winning at Sandown on Wednesday.
FIORENTE stands this season at Sun Stud at a fee of $17,600 inc. GST – with no payment until live foal. Perth Racing
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Joshua Veroni our boy. Told ya ever since the maiden he’s gonna be real good.


On ya Gibb.

Congratulations Holly Taylor awesome win.

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LUNAR FLARE hit the headlines when winning by six-lengths at Moonee Valley as a 3YO before being sent out a $4.00 chance in the Group 2 Autumn Classic at Caulfield, where she unfortunately found trouble and went amiss, thus putting an end to her promising 3YO season.

Fast forward to July 2020 and the daughter of FIORENTE has returned to something like her best with a slashing win over 2100m at Sandown on Wednesday for the Grahame Begg and Damien Oliver combination.

LUNAR FLARE sat midfield in a strongly run affair before switching off heels and proving too powerful for the on-pacers over the concluding stages, with some six-lengths back to fourth position.

Bred by Mojo Thoroughbreds, LUNAR FLARE is the 10th foal out of the the Encosta de Lago mare, My Fair Lago.

The reigning Champion Victorian Second Season Sire, FIORENTE has recorded 52 winners and over $5,000,000 in progeny earnings, including HAWKSHOT (Group 2 winner & Group 1 placed), STARS OF CARRUM (Group 2 winner & Group 1 placed), MOOR GAIT (Group 3 winner), POWER SCHEME (2YO stakes winner) and this season’s inaugural VOBIS Sires Guineas winner FLORENT.
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Lovely win,keep it up.

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BEL ESPRIT’s progeny punched out 16 wins for the month of June and they have hit the ground running in July with KALASHANI LAD successful at Sandown on Wednesday.

A debut winner back in 2014, KALASHANI LAD made it a hat-trick of victories at Sandown for the 2019/20 season when lumping 61.5kg over 1200m for Luke Nolen and Terry Walsh.

With 10 wins (7 metropolitan) to his credit and $291,770 banked, this BEL ESPRIT gelding has been more than a handy money spinner for connections and judging by today’s three-quarter-length triumph there are plenty more wins in store.

The Kelvin Cox bred and part-owned galloper is the 5th named foal out of the New Regent mare, Space Regent.

BEL ESPRIT has recorded 85 individual winners and over $5m in progeny earnings this season, including brilliant 2YO filly KISUKANO (3 wins & $428,750) the only horse to defeat Group 1 winner ROTHFIRE.
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Trent Wells we need another Bel Esprit 🙌

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