Chatswood Stud has announced that So You Think’s Group 1 Randwick Guineas winning son Inference has been retired immediately to the Seymour based farm where he will stand at a fee of $8,800 (inc GST).

The 4YO who is blessed with the devilish good looks of his 10-time Group 1 winning sire who is one of the most talked about young stallions in Australia. In the past six weeks, So You Think has sired 6 Group winners as Inference becomes his first son to stand at stud.

Inference stands at 16.11/4 HH and was trained by Team Hawkes who were glowing in their praise of the first season sire.

“An outstanding individual. A Guineas Winner by a Champion racehorse. A serious stallion prospect,” his legendary trainer John Hawkes said.

Inference sprinted home from last to win the 2017 edition of the Randwick Guineas, beating home a quality field including Comin’ Through, Man From Uncle, Invincible Gem and four other stakes winners. Other winners of the race have included Dissident, Dundeel, Hallowed Crown, Octagonal and Todman.

Inference is the first foal out of classy Redoute’s Choice sprinter Pontiana who was placed in the Group 2 Dane Ripper Stakes as well as three other stakes races.

Out of a Redoute’s Choice mare – just like Zoustar, Sacred Falls, Ace High, D’Argento and many stars – this provided Inference with enough speed to place second on debut at Sandown behind Highland Beat. At his next start he won as a 2YO and before winning his next two starts.

Inference went on to become one of the best 3YOs of his generation winning the Group 1 vbut also placing in two other Group 1 races.

Inference at Flemington (Brett Holburt/Racing Photos)

The quality of Inference’s pedigree was noted by the purchase of his half-brother (by Pierro) for $1,050,000 at the 2018 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale.

Greg Willis is thrilled to be standing the handsome Group 1 Winner.

“The Chatswood team recently inspected Inference with Inglis and his presence was undeniable from the moment he stepped out of his barn. He has a lovely nature and we knew we had to secure him,” Willis said.

“Chatswood has launched the stud careers of Flying Spur, Danzero, Invincible Spirit and more recently Reward For Effort. Inference will also be provided with the same opportunity.

“We are fortunate to have formed the base of a solid syndicate with renowned breeder Greg Peters to ensure he is well supported and has the chance to show what he can do as a sire.

“Original owners including Lindsay Maxsted and Greg Ingham have retained a number of breeding rights and there are still limited shares available in the horse.

“I can’t imagine the shares will last long after the public visit the property to inspect him. I’m confident breeders will love him as much I do.”

Inference will be joined by fellow Group 1 Winner Reward For Effort at Chatswood in 2018. After covering the most mares in Victoria last year, his fee will remain unchanged at $16,500 (inc GST)

To organise an inspection or thorough mating analysis, contact:

  • Chatswood Office: 03 5799 0560
  • Greg Willis: 0419 990 560 or
  • Nic Willis: 0416 409 642 or
  • Codie O’Neil (Stud Manager): 0497 605 277
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