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“Value” Sires With First Yearlings 2013


With the Autumn Yearling Sales soon to be upon us, I take a look at some “value” sires with their first crop of yearlings that could prove popular at the upcoming sales. These sires stand for €10,000 or less in 2013.

(1). Zebedee
This son of Invincible Spirit out of the winning Cozzene mare Cosy Maria, stands at Tally Ho Stud in Mullingar. He was a dual Group winning two year old winning the GR3 Molecomb Stakes beating subsequent July Cup winner Mayson. He also won the Gr2 Flying Childers Stakes, described by his trainer Richard Hannon as “one of our best 2yr olds with an explosive burst of speed”. Zebedee’s first foals were all the rage at Goffs with a top price of €82,000 these were followed by €65,000 x2, €55,000, €45,000. He also had a top price of £50,000 at Tattersalls with his foals averaging £28,500 over 5x his fee. Zebedee stands at a fee of €5,000. Already he looks a sire worthy of siring fast two year olds. He is excellent value for breeders.

(2). Showcasing
Showcasing is one of many sons of Oasis Dream to have their first yearlings in 2013. Showcasing is a half brother to Camacho the sire of Group 3 winner Puff. Showcasing like his sire Oasis Dream was handled by John Gosden who had nothing but praise for this colt saying “He’s a lot like his sire Oasis Dream”. Showcasing was also the fastest Gimcrack Stakes winner in over 20 years. Showcasing a beautiful looking horse standing at Whitsbury Manor Stud in the UK. His first foals were also quite warmly received with a colt fetching £55,000 and a filly selling for £49,000 at Tattersalls. He also had a mare in foal sell for $100,000 in New Zealand. Breeders obviously liked what they saw and sent him 116 mares in his first season and 118 mares in his second season. He’s very good value at £4,500.

(3). Stimulation
Stimulation stands at Lletly Farms in the UK. A son of Choisir, Stimulation never won a group 1 race but he does have some nice black-type form. During his career he defeated 9 subsequent Group 1 winners. Stimulation’s first foals are very attractive individuals. Although his highest priced foal was only £10,000 he didn’t have many foals offered this year but he’s been impressing the right judges with Peter and Ross Doyle racing purchasing two foals. Stimulation is a beautiful looking horse and has been well supported by breeders with 130 mares in his first and second season. He stands this year at £3,000, and he could feature as a prominent sire with his first yearlings this year.

(4). Lord Shanakill
Lord Shanakill stands at the Irish National Stud. A son of leading sire Speighstown, Lord Shanakill was a Group 2 winner as a two year old. His only Group 1 success came in the Prix Jean Prat. He was also a winner at Group 2 level as a four year old. Lord Shanakill’s highest price foal was a colt sold at Tattersalls for £49,000, his foals sold at Tattersalls averaged over three times his initial fee. He also had a high price at Goffs when a filly sold for €40,000. Other prices were €27,000, €25,000 x2, €22,000 etc. Lord Shanakill’s first yearling to sell early this year in February sold for €29,000. He stands at €5,000.

(5). Fast Company
Fast Company stands at Rathaskar Stud in Kildare. He was one of Europe’s best two year olds in 2007 finishing just behind New Approach. He ended his year as the highest British trained two year old of his generation. He only ran as a two year old. Fast Company’s highest priced foal was a colt at Goffs sold for €42,000 this was followed by €30,000, €20,000 etc. he also has good prices at Tattersalls where his highest prices there was for a colt selling for £30,000. At Tattersalls he had 8 foals selling with their average being just over £15,000 that’s 3x his initial fee. He stands this year at €5,000. Fast Company also has to be considered a sire capable of getting some nice two year olds.

(6). Alfred Nobel
Alfred Nobel stands at Coolmore Stud. A son of Danehill Dancer, Alfred Nobel was also one of the top two year olds of his generation winning the Group 1 Pheonix Stakes and Group 2 Railway Stakes. He appeared twice as a three year old coming third in the group 3 Greenlands Stakes. Alfred Nobel is one of the best bred sires to have his first yearlings this year. His 2nd dam Dazzling Park is a half sister to champion racehorse and leading young sire New Approach and to another leading sire in Shinko Forest. Alfred Nobel had a high price foal at €65,000 at Goffs for a colt bought by Camas Park Stud. Other prices for his foals were €24,000, €20,000 etc. Alfred Nobel has also to be considered a sire capable of getting some early types. He stands this season at €4,000.

(7). Arcano
Arcano stands at Derrinstown Stud. A very well bred and attractive son of Oasis Dream, Arcano was a very fast two year old winning the Group 1 Darley Prix Morny in which he had classic winners Special Duty and Canford Cliffs behind him. He also won the Group 2 July stakes. Arcano is from the family of Group 1 winning sprinter Glint Edge Girl and Group 2 winner Blue Dakota. His highest priced foal to date was £160,000 for a colt bought by Shadwell at Tattersalls. He also had two fillies sell for £90,000 and £70,000 respectively. His foals at Tattersalls averaged nearly £50,000 over 9x his initial fee. Arcano also had some very good foal prices at Goffs with a high price of €140,000 for a colt this was followed by €65,000, €56,000 x2, €33,000, €30,000 etc. His first foals proving to be very warmly received. Arcano is another sire considered to get good fast early two year olds. He stands this season at €6,000.

(8). Paco Boy
Paco Boy stands at Highclere Stud in the UK. A three times Group one winner at 3,4 and 5 years including the Prix De La Foret, The Queen Anne Stakes and the Lockinge Stakes. Paco Boy is as good looking a horse as you can see. His first foals didn’t disappoint either with a top price of £54,000 at Tattersalls followed by £52,000, £44,000, £40,000 ,£30,000 his foals averaged just over £29,000. At Goffs he was as equally popular with a top price of €75,000 this was followed by €52,000 €48,000 from only 5 foals sold there last year. Paco Boy is an exciting sire with his sire line on fire. His yearlings are expected to be in big demand and at £8,000 he is a real “bargain” sire.

(9). Equiano
Equiano stands at Newsells Park Stud in the UK. He was a brilliant sprinter proving himself on the world stage winning the Group 1 Kings Stand Stakes twice. He was also a group two winner. Equiano is a son of Acclamation. As expected his first foals proved very popular at Tattersalls and Goffs. His top price at Tattersalls was £70,000 followed by £41,000, £40,000, £45,000, £35,000, £27,000. While at Goffs he had a top price of €90,000 followed by €45,000, €40,000, €38,000, €27,000 etc. Equiano like Paco Boy stands this season at £8,000.

(10). Siyouni
Siyouni stands at the Aga Khan Studs in France. A son of Pivotal. Siyouni was the 4th top rated two year old in Europe after winning the Group 1 Prix Jean Luc Lagadere at Longchamp. Siyouni is a well related horse being a half brother to Group one winner Siyouma. His 2nd dam is also the dam of Slickly. Siyouni’s first foals didn’t make ransom’s with a top price of €10,000 achieved twice at Arqana. Though I think he could strike with his first yearlings. He stands this year at €7,000.

The last sire at a bargain price is Approve .Approve a son of Oasis Dream stands at Morristown Lattin Stud. He only ran at two winning 3 times from 10 starts, 2 at Group level including the Gimcrack Stakes at a very fast time and the Norfolk Stakes. William Haggas said “he’s the toughest 2yo I have ever trained”. Approve’s first foals at Goffs were all the rage with a colt fetching the top price at €65,000 this was followed by €48,000, €44,000, €40,000 x2 €35,000, €32,000 etc. Approve also looks a sire worth of getting some fast early types and at €5,000 he’s a other sire at a brilliant price.

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