Scenic Lodge has placed a $6,500 (plus gst) fee on Snippetson for his first Sunspeed book alongside champion sire Blackfriars this year.

Snippetson is a proven, young stallion with an exciting future in Western Australia.  “His stock are very commercial and he produces what the market demands – fast, early maturing winners,” Scenic Lodge general manager Jeremy Smith said.  “He’s sired 8 individual 2YO winners this season and that ranks him in the Australian Top 5.”

Blackfriars is on track to claim an amazing fifth WA Champion Sire award in a row this season.  He currently holds huge across-the-board leads for winners (55), wins (90), stakes wins (10) and prizemoney ($3.25 million).  “He’s been the dominant sire in WA since Scenic,” Smith declared.  “And he remains accessible to as many local breeders as possible at $12,000.”

Universal Ruler is the hottest young stallion in the State and he’s also a Top 10 second-season sire in Australia.  He has sired 19 winners of 23 races at a 50% strike-rate which is the best in the nation.

A stakes winning son of Scenic, he was the busiest WA stallion by covers last season with a book of 127 mares.  That popularity was confirmed when the owners of Matchmaker Stakes runner-up Need A Lift picked him for a free service.

Dash For Cash continues churning out high numbers of quality winners (320 individual winners) at a very high 65% winners-to-runners percentage.  He’s a proven sire in Australian conditions.

“We’re delighted with our roster for 2015 and we’re extremely excited to introduce Snippetson,” Smith continued.  “He’s the commercial sire the local industry has been demanding.

“To stand him with multiple champion Blackfriars, exciting prospect Universal Ruler and prolific sire Dash For Cash makes it our strongest ever roster.  Importantly in these uncertain times, all our stallions are proven and we have priced all fees to meet the current market conditions.”

BLACKFRIARS (Danehill) – $12,000
SNIPPETSON (Snippets) –  $6,500
UNIVERSAL RULER (Scenic) – $5,500
DASH FOR CASH (Secret Savings) – $4,000
All service fees (plus gst)