As the only dual group-winning son of Champion First and Second Season sire Zoustar, Lean Mean Machine’s Group 2 victories at two and three highlighted his sensational racetrack ability, while his third in the stallion-making Gr.1 Coolmore Stud Stakes, further emphasised his elite level talent.

The epitome of what breeders look for when selecting a stallion, Lean Mean Machine is a stunning physical specimen. His first three dams are all juvenile winners, his own dam She’s Meaner being a Listed winner at two, and a narrow runner-up in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic of her year, highlighting the juvenile class of the family.

Supported by many of Australia’s leading breeders in his first season including Glastonbury Farms, Makybe Racing and Breeding, Seymour Bloodstock, Swettenham Stud and Yulong Investment to name a few, the first foals of those matings are arriving this season to glowing reports, all noting their outstanding quality and substance.

Lean Mean Machine x Kulgrinda, C.
This colt is out of the Gr.3-winning, Gr.1 performed Exceed And Excel mare Kulgrinda, a three-quarter-sister to Headwater, from the family of Gr.1 winners Crown Prosecutor and River Dove.

Image: Katrina Partridge for Glastonbury Farms

Fellow Aquis sires who are welcoming the arrival of their first crop foals are Exceed And Excel’s speedy Breeders’ Plate winner Performer, I Am Invincible’sSantos, a winner of the stallion-making Gr.2 Skyline Stakes, and dual Gr.1 winner Brave Smash (JPN), the fastest ever male winner of the Gr.1 Manikato Stakes.

Lean Mean Machine x Fast Hussy, F.
The second foal of the half-sister to five-time Gr.1-winning, Champion Sprinter Santa Ana Lane.

Image: Hannah Penfold, Aquis QLD

Santos x Chinchilla, F.
This filly is out of the dual Listed winning Exceed And Excel mare Chinchilla, bred on the same cross as Gr.2 performer Tassort.

“The Santos x Chinchilla is a cracking foal. She looks very precocious and has great hindquarters! Very much in the I Am Invincible mould!” Andrew Baddock

Image: Laura Lebedeff for Gooree Park

Performer x Cuddles For Naara, C.
This colt is out of the speedy, Gr.3 placed General Nediym mare Cuddles For Naara, a half-sister to Exceed And Excel’s juvenile Listed winner Noesis from the family of Gr.1 Blue Diamond winner True Jewels.

Image: Hannah Penfold for Aquis QLD

Lean Mean Machine x Shamardal Gold, C.
A colt out of a winning Shamardal mare who is a three-quarter-sister to the dual Gr.1-winning, Champion 3YO Filly Faint Perfume, from the family of Champion 3YO Filly and dual Gr.1 winner Danendri.

Image: Katrina Partridge for Glastonbury Farms

Brave Smash x Danish Bingo, C.
This colt is a grandson of the Listed-winning Danehill Dancer mare Danedina, a half-sister to the multiple stakes placed Obsidian Dragon.

Image: Laura Lebedeff for Gooree Park

Lean Mean Machine x Fast Shanti, F.
This filly is out of the winning Fastnet Rock mare Fast Shanti, herself a full-sister to Gr.1 sire Rothesay from the family of stakes winners Sensei, Rockolicious, Astute Angel, Canny Lad, Camarena and Eckstein.

Image: Simon & Rebecca Lurati

Brave Smash x Unswerving, C.
This colt is a half-brother to the stakes placed Dogmatic and I Am Swerving, all out of the winning Commands mare Unswerving, a half-sister to Gr.3 winner Firm from the family of Gr.1 winner Gatting.

Image: Katrina Partridge for Davali Thoroughbreds