Imposing Moorookyle Park based stallion Sharkbite has been put on the market and has found a new home.
The sale of Sharkbite offered a rare opportunity to secure a successful sire that is getting a steady stream of winners on the track.
The latest winner was the Matt Laurie trained three-year-old Rock ‘em Sock’em at Echuca on Sunday.
The stunning, near black, stakes-winning stallion was offered online through Bloodstock Auctions selling for $12,100.
Presented for sale to dissolve a partnership, he became a farm favourite of Moorookyle Park’s Nioka Wozny since moving there from Sun Stud two years ago.
“I have handled him on my own for both seasons. He has been textbook to cover, with good fertility and a wonderful attitude. I have built a great relationship with him, and when you work so hard with them in the rain, hail or shine, you build up trust in each other,” Wozny said.
“I can pull him straight out of the paddock for a cover and, with his lovely temperament, rugging and daily care is safe and manageable.”
“Sharkbite’s progeny just take that little bit of time but, once in form, they are tough, honest performers rewarding their owners with consistent results.
“After only covering a select book of mares last year, he certainly deserves a very good home and I wish him all the very best in his new adventure.”
Being such an outstanding type, Sharkbite sold for $900,000 as an Inglis Easter Sale yearling, and went on to show his class on the track winning five races and over $290,000 in prize money.
He won over distances between 1000 metres and 1700 metres with his major success coming in the Listed Lord Stakes.
At stud, Sharkbite has sired 74 winners from 148 starters with progeny earnings in excess of $4.2 million.
Sharkbite’s progeny have been in fine form of late highlighted by the city winning Jester Halo who a gallant last start third in the Group 3 Matron Stakes at Flemington.
He is a full brother to Arrowfield Stud’s dual Group 3 winning shuttle sire Scissor Kick, being out of the blue blooded Quest For Fame mare Back Pass.