Spendthrift Australia, a newcomer to Victoria’s stallion farm ranks, will hit the ground running when the 2015 covering season commences next Tuesday, 1st September.

The new stud is a major investment into Victoria by the United State’s based Spendthrift Farm owned and run by B. Wayne Hughes and his family.

The Macedon Ranges property acquired by Spendthrift was previously known well to the local breeding industry as Yallambee stud.

High-profile shuttler Warrior’s Reward (USA) has attracted strong support from broodmare owners and the Group 1 winning son of Medaglia D’Oro has settled in well at the Romsey nursery.

“His coat is shining and boy is he eating,” stallion handler Wayne Howard said.

“His pedigree is perfect for Australia and, with the ‘Share The Upside’ program here in Victoria, you would be silly not to sign up.”

Spendthrift’s Kentucky based farm bred over 2,600 mares this year which was more than any stud in North America. Those numbers were achieved as a result of the breeding programs initiated by owner B Wayne Hughes.

“I believe breeders will benefit from our programs no matter the location. That’s why we brought them to Australia,”Hughes said.

Spendthrift’s general manager Garry Cuddy is driving the Australian operation and he’s delighted to have the innovative program in place.

“The ‘Share The Upside’ program creates lower costs and an additional source of potential profit for the breeder” Cuddy said.

“We offer life time breeding rights to all four stallions standing here at Spendthrift Australia and payment upon live foal.”

Spendthrift is standing four stallions this season:

CAN THE MAN (Into Mischief – Smolensk)
Stakes winner and G1 placed 2yo by leading sire
Returned as a 3yo to win at G3 level
Service Fee: $5,500 (Share The Upside) or $3,850 (Stands & Nurses)

HAMPTON COURT (Redoute’s Choice – Roses N Wine)
Record-breaking son of champion sire. 2yo winner who trained on at 3yo
G1 Spring Champion Stakes winner by more than 2 lengths in track-record time at Randwick (trained by Gai Waterhouse)
Service Fee: $11,000 (Share The Upside) or $8,800 (Stands & Nurses)

JIMMY CREED (Distorded Humor – Hookedonthefeelin)
By champion sire from G1 Malibu Stakes winner
Made $900,000 as a yearling
Service Fee: $11,000 (Share The Upside) or $8,800 (Stands & Nurses)

WARRIOR’S REWARD (Medaglia D’Oro – For All You Do)
Won G1 Carter Hcp. Best G1 son of Medaglia D’Oro at stud
Sire of 9 stakes horses and in excess of US$2m in prizemoney.
Leading freshmen sire in 2014. Leading second-crop sire of individual winners in 2015
Service Fee: $13,750 (Share The Upside) or $11,000 (Stands & Nurses)

All service fees (inc gst)

Interested breeders can contact Garry Cuddy on 0410 451 595 for more information on how to secure lifetime breeding rights. Spendthrift are offering people the opportunity to see the stallions in the flesh every day between 1 – 3 pm (by appointment).

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