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Spendthrift parades popular

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The pulling power of Spendthrift Australia’s roster has been well-emphasised by numbers through the gate at the Victorian farm’s stallion parades on Friday and Saturday. General manager Garry Cuddy was thrilled with the numbers and is anticipating follow-up business to be brisk.

“We had great turn-outs, really happy with the days and particularly the response to Gold Standard and Overshare,” he said. “We generally find that we take a flurry of bookings in the weeks after the parades.”

Gold Standard (Sebring) and Overshare (I Am Invincible) are newcomers this year with the former a G2 Stan Fox S., winner, in which he beat the Group 1 winners Trapeze Artist (Snitzel), Ace High (High Chaparral {IRE}) and The Mission (Choisir). Overshare struck twice at black type level in the G3 Zeditave S., and the Listed McKenzie S., before his retirement.

“He's by a champion sire and has a fantastic female family and he's a smashing individual.” Cuddy said.

They have joined the Group winners Hampton Court (Redoute’s Choice), Jimmy Creed (USA) (Distorted Humor {USA}), Swear (Redoute’s Choice) and Warrior’s Reward (Medaglia D’Oro {USA}) on the roster.

Spendthrift was established in 2015 with the acquisition of the former Yallambee Stud property by owner B Wayne Hughes to complement his Kentucky-based operation. “This will be our fourth covering season coming up and the numbers are growing each year,” Cuddy said.

“We’ve got 30 broodmares at the moment and we’re looking to increase that number, it’s a bit of a Rome wasn’t built in a day scenario. We’ve also got 15 horses in work at this stage and nine of them have just turned two.”

Spendthrift Stallion Parade Gallery