Rosemont Stud's stallions standing at stud in Victoria
All of the Rosemont Stud stallions standing in Victoria can be searched on G1 Goldmine using the G1 Stallion Search facility.
The facility is a unique mating service that provides a breeder with the ability to identify other high-class racehorses that have a similar pedigree to the one they are considering from the selection of stallions at stud.
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Having stood in the Hunter Valley his first five seasons, Shamus Award comes to Rosemont with as much upside as any stallion in Asutralia. Covering big books of mares (more than 125 in his first four seasons), his progeny are seriously hitting their straps in the Autumn of their 3yo season with the likes of Classic Weiwei, Mr Quickie, Causeway Girl and Rosina Kojunup either Stakes horses, or stakes horses of the coming months. With a winners to runners rate (47% as of 29/04/19) better than Dundeel and Fiorente, The Cox Plate winner offers breeders unbelievable value at just $11,000 (inc GST). Beating a quality Australian Guineas field of 2014 including runner-up Criterion, the son of Snitzel is the only G1-winning son of the gun to ever stand in Victoria. Undoubtedly a stallion on the rise, Shamus Award will be strongly supported by Rosemont Stud-owned mares as well as significant part-owner and major Victorian breeder Ultra Thoroughbreds.
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After revitalising his stallion career from 2013-15, Rosemont is delighted to welcome Australian and European Champion sprinter Starspangledbanner back to our green pastures. A stallion with extraordinary statistics when it comes to producing stakes horses, there seems to be no slowing up for the powerful son of Choisir. An All-Victorian product having been bred on the Gnarwarre farm that Rosemont now calls home, Starspangledbanner was trained at Flemington by Leon and Troy Corstens to win the Caulfield Guineas and the Oakleigh Plate before embarking on an international campaign that captured the Golden Jubilee and July Cup when racing in the Coolmore colours following a buy-out of Brad Spicer’s original owners. In a story that will one day make a feature film, The Banner suffered fertility issues that were rectified at Rosemont before Coolmore elected to again stand the horse in the Hunter Valley. However, after much campaigning from Rosemont to return the brilliant chestnut to his spiritual home, a deal was struck to stand Starspangledbanner once again at the rolling Barrabool Hills property in Victoria for a bargain fee of $22,000. With a 9% stakewinners to runners rate, there is no better value stallion in Australia.
Starcraft has enjoyed another stellar season in 2017/18 with highlights on both the race track and in the sales ring. On the track the highlight was the commanding performance in Hong Kong of his son Winner’s Way to score in the Group 3 Sha Tin Vase Handicap. Starcraft’s stocks in Hong Kong continue to soar and he ended last season in the Top 5 again in the HK sires table. He now has 19 stakes winners world-wide and strikes at a winners-to-runners ratio of near 50%. In Australia he continues to demonstrate his ability to not only get a fast, early runner like Star Witness or Property but also horses that train on to become tougher older horses winning races all over the country.
In the sales ring Starcraft’s yearlings sold in 2018 at an average of $115,000 at the major commercial sales with his top seller fetching $340,000 at the Sydney Classic sale. Off a current service fee of $8,800 for a stallion that is entirely Danehill-free, those are incredible numbers. In the 2017 breeding season Rosemont introduced the “Toss the Boss” service fee deal for Starcraft, resulting in an increase to his book to over 100 mares for the first time in six years, ensuring he will carry strong momentum into the next phase of his career as a permanent Victorian resident at Rosemont.
In 2018 Rosemont is pleased to announce the “Toss the Boss” deal will continue, which allows breeders to take their pick – colt or filly. If you don’t get what you pick, you don’t pay the service fee. We can’t be fairer than that! Read more.
Nostradamus will stand at Rosemont in 2018 in his third season at stud. He has served 200 mares in his first two seasons at stud and been one of the most popular of the new Victorian stallions in that period. Enjoying strong support from both shareholders and Rosemont Stud itself with its expansive broodmare band, Nostradamus will have every chance to succeed when his progeny finally hit the race tracks in 2019/20.
Nostradamus has stamped his stock with plenty of his own quality with current weanlings continuing to impress, selling for up to $50,000 at 2018 weanling sales off a service fee of $8,800. With Nostradamus’s own sire Medaglia D’Oro not returning to Australia, he represents one of the few affordable options to pursue a bloodline that has enjoyed so much success in Australia via horses such as Vancouver and Astern. Read more.
Toorak Toff (standing in 2018 at Kingsley Park, Tasmania)
Toorak Toff will stand in season 2018 at TASMANIA’S KINGSLEY PARK in a joint venture with Rosemont. His oldest crop are now 4yo’s and his growing record indicates his stock continue to improve as they mature and develop. His winners-to-runners ratio has improved to nearly 50% and he supplied the winners of over 30 races in the three months leading up to the end of June, headed by Darren Weir’s highly impressive 3yo Iconoclasm, who is aiming up at Group 1 assignments this Spring.
Toorak Toff is another Danehill outcross stallion who is one of the last remaining stallions in Australia to descend from the legendary sire line of Star Kingdom, a stallion who re-shaped breeding in Australia. Read more.