Sweynesse (Lonhro) will stand the forthcoming breeding season at Novara Park for an increased fee of NZ$9,000 (plus GST), up from NZ$6,000 (plus GST) a year ago.
Leading first season sire by both winners and earnings last season, Sweynesse has sired 15 winners from his first two crops to date with three of those winning at stakes level; last month’s The Roses (Gr 2, 2000m) winner Only Words, Group 3 winner Bonita Aurelia and Listed winning juvenile Brix. Signora Nera meanwhile placed third in the Queensland Oaks (Gr 1, 2400m).
“Sweynesse’s statistics are outstanding,” Novara Park principal Luigi Muollo said.
“He provides proven value as a sire who is on the way up. He is an easy choice for breeders.”
Sweynesse will once again be joined on Novara Park’s stallion roster by Staphanos (Deep Impact) who will stand for an unchanged fee of NZ$7,000 (+GST).
“The first foals by Staphanos have been well received by breeders,” Muollo said. “They are strong, correct, and balanced. They have good bone, excellent scope, and importantly they come with Deep Impact quality.”
Muollo said Staphanos will get his chance at stud, with the Cambridge farm having supported him with some of their best mares.
“We have many attractive foals of the highest quality, and among them is a beautiful Staphanos filly out of Extra Explosive, the dam of multiple Derby winner Explosive Jack, and also Champion Hong Kong Griffin Pick Number One.
“Staphanos provides an affordable service fee to breeders. He will have many breeders that have foals on the ground returning to him and his foals will certainly convince other breeders to send a mare to him.”
As announced last month, new addition King Of Comedy (Kingman) completes the roster and he will stand for an introductory fee of NZ$7,000 (plus GST).