Blackfriars has continued the Scenic Lodge domination of West Australian sire ranks with a 6th successive premiership in 2015-16.
The Muchea stud has been home to WA champion sires for the last 15 years!
Legendary stallion Scenic (Ire) rewrote the record books after his first Sunspeed-bred progeny appeared in 2001-02. He won 9 premierships in a row until Blackfriars assumed his mantle in 2010-11.
The Group 1 Victorian Derby winner earned his latest title with career-high prizemoney of $5,142,674. He finished well clear of Scenic Lodge associate Snippetson who was runner-up with $3,790,378. Fellow Scenic Lodge stallions Universal Ruler and Dash For Cash also finished in the WA Top 10.
Blackfriars (Danehill) sired 84 individual winners of 129 races headed by star sprinter Black Heart Bart who competed in every capital city during the season. He won the G1 Goodwood (Adelaide), G2 Lee-Steere Stakes (Perth), G3 Victoria Hcp (Melbourne) and was runner-up in the G1 All-Aged Stakes (Sydney) and G1 Stradbroke Hcp (Brisbane).
“Blackfriars has had another tremendous season with his progeny again dominating on our local tracks,” Scenic Lodge general managing Jeremy Smith said. “It was also very rewarding to see him sire another Group 1 winner during the season in the very talented Black Heart Bart.
“The last 12 months has been sensational for our stallion roster. Snippetson has been a major coup for us by taking out the WA 2yo sires premiership, Universal Ruler continues to emerge as a serious sire coming off small covering books and Dash For Cash just churns out winner after winner.
“All of our proven stallions have been very competitively priced this season and are all fully paid up for the lucrative Westspeed WA stallion bonus if you breed to any of them this year.”
Snippetson claimed the WA Champion 2YO Sire award after the lead changed hands three times in the final stages of the season.
His juveniles won 12 races in Australia and earned $465,195 to defeat War Chant ($429,075) and Oratorio ($416,750). Top of the dial was Adelaide youngster Time Out who defeated Snippetson’s Group-placed filly Bangs in a $100,000 nursery at Morphettville on July 2.
Snippetson’s latest crop of two year-olds also included G3 Singapore Juvenile Championship winner Mystic Master.
Scenic (Ire) completed the Scenic Lodge shut-out with another WA Broodmare trophy – his 11th in a row. His mares foaled 104 winners of 184 races for $5,329,726 in prizemoney headed by G2 Perth Cup winner Delicacy.
Scenic has never been threatened in the damsire division since taking over from Marooned (2004) and Cheraw (2005). He was streets ahead of Metal Storm ($3,291,391) and Bletchley Park ($2,237,162) in 2015-16.
Blackfriars tops the Scenic Lodge roster at a $12,000 service fee alongside Snippetson ($6,500), Universal Ruler ($4,500) and Dash For Cash ($3,000). All fees (plus gst). For further details, contact Jeremy Smith on 0419 943 356 or firstname.lastname@example.org