Geisel Park Stud has reached an agreement with the managing owner of Foreplay to relocate the stallion to Western Australia.
Foreplay is a proven son of Danehill with a fantastic pedigree and should have strong appeal to WA breeders. He has a more than credible 60% winners-to-runners strike-rate and progeny earnings over $7.40 million.
The new addition at Geisel Park comes a couple of weeks after owner Eddie Rigg signed All American from Arrowfield Stud. “I was looking for a proven performer to complement a young gun like All American,” he said. “It’s the Danehill line and he’s exactly what I was after for WA.”
All American is free of Danehill – Danzig blood but the Geisel Park stallions do a have a Golden Slipper moment in common. Like All American and his filly Yankee Rose, Foreplay also sired a second place-getter in the world-renowned race with Decision Time in 2010.
Foreplay had the early part of his stud career compromised by fertility issues. However, this is no longer a problem. The horse is performing tremendously with rates well in excess of 80% since 2012 following revolutionary stem-cell treatment.
Geisel Park will stand Foreplay for a $4,500 (plus gst) service fee at its Myalup property. His limited local runners in WA have been highlighted by talented filly Playcidium Mint (G3 Sir Ernest Lee-Steere Classic).
All American will stand for an $11,000 (plus gst) fee. For further details call Conor Dunlop (Stud Manager) 0447 434 735 or John Galluccio (Noms Mgr) 0419 953 074.