Colonial stallions well patronised.

While the past season saw some imported stallions’ numbers drop, the colonial stallions where in good demand.

New South Wales bonuses to colonial stallions and the new Vicbred pure saw local stallions record good numbers.

King Of Swing, the triple Miracle Mile winner  headed Cobbitty Equine Farm,in New South Wales colonial list serving 145 mares in his introductory season, other Cobbitty Equine stallions to attract strong support from breeders were For A Reason topped the ton serving 133 mares and Ultimate Machete covered 71 mares, while Bling It On, who stood under the Cobbitty Equine banner in Queensland, served 93 mares.

Alabar local based stallions saw Art Major serve 147 mares, the champion sire is now based permanently in Victoria.

Ride High a son of Art Major covered 96 mares while Vincent who progeny is kicking goals both sides of the Tasman had 77 mares visit him in the breeding barn, The Storm Inside covered 62 mares.

Darren Reay’s Medowie Lodge also had a good season the Inter Dominion champion Tiger Tara, who covered 93 mares, while Follow The Stars severed 33 mares.

Tintin In America,the sire of world championship mare Shartin  served 76 mares at Wingate Farm, Wagga , while former 2YO Colt of the Year Be Happy Mach had 73 bookings, a great result for two colonial bred sires.

Kath McIntosh’s Llowalong Farms, at Kyabram in Victoria had former 3YO Colt of the Year Poster Boy cover 140 mares. Another colonial bred stallion, Soho Tribeca, served 99 mares, former Kiwi Raging Bull notched up 51.

Its interesting breeders at long last seem to be putting their faith in local stallions and why not they carry the best North American blood and those who have progeny of racing age already have the scores on the board.

Vincent served 77 mares this current breeding system.