First Season Record Falls To Better Than Ready

Exciting young stallion Better Than Ready broke the record for the number of individual winners produced by a first season sire when his 2YO gelding Raging Pole won at Doomben on Wednesday.

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The Tony Sears-trained Raging Pole Raging Pole (Better Than Ready x Touchy by Untouchable) landed the Haymans Maiden 2YO Plate (1110m) to become the 19th individual winner for the son of M ore Than Ready in 2018/19.

The wion takes him past the record of 18 set by Northern Meteor in 2012/13 and equalled by Spirit Of Boom last season.

Better Than Ready covered 236 mares in 2018 and wil be standing at Lyndhurst Stud in Queensland for an increased fee of $30,000 (inc GST) this season.

He also leads the first season sire table by stakes winners with three black type winners - The Odyssey, Better Reflection and Jagged Edge.

Another first season sire Dissident took his first crop tally to five winners when Pancho (Dissident x Novel Dancer by Written Tycoon) won at Sandown on June 5.

Trained by Chris Waller, Pancho joins Challa, Foxborough, Louis Luck and Outlandos as first crop winners by Dissident.

He will stand for a reduced fee of $27,500 (inc GST) this year, having covered 217 mares at $33,000 in 2018.


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