Denman will be standing at $8,800 (inc GST), the same service fee as Odyssey Moon (Snitzel) while Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock) will be offered at $22,000.
Principal Olly Tait is delighted to welcome Group 1 winner Denman to his Cootamundra operation, opening up a new market for the stallion.
“We’re very excited and it’s a great opportunity for us and a great place for the horse as well,” he said.
“We’re always looking for opportunities to stand stallions that we believe in. It could be a horse off the track, it could be a horse with a proven track record such as Denman.
“I discussed it with the guys at Darley and they thought it would be good for the horse as well.”
“We’re always looking for opportunities to stand stallions that we believe in.” – Olly Tait.
Denman was trained by Godolphin’s then head trainer Peter Snowden to win nine of his 12 starts, including the G1 Golden Rose S. and retired as the winner of more than $1.2 million.
He has sired 283 winners in 12 countries at an impressive strike rate of 65.7 per cent of winners to starters.
“We all know how hard it is to make it as a stallion,” Tait said. “He’s a horse who’s had a great number of stakes winners, he’s had a top horse in Hong Kong and gets winners all the time.
“He’s a good stallion and we showed last year with Smart Missile that sometimes a change of location with a stallion can be very beneficial. It can open them up to a new bunch of breeders.”
“He’s a good stallion and we showed last year with Smart Missile that sometimes a change of location with a stallion can be very beneficial.” – Olly Tait.
Denman’s leading representative has so far been the Hong Kong-sprinting star Hot King Prawn, winner of nine races from eleven starts including the G2 Premier Bowl H., the G2 Jockey Club Sprint and the G3 National Day Cup.
Denman’s daughter Humma Humma added to her sire’s black type record last weekend when she won the Listed Redelva S. while Fitocracy and Whiskey Neat are both Group 3 winners and Kuro is a stakes winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter.
By the champion sire Lonhro, Denman is a half-brother to the G1 VRC Sires’ Produce S. winner Preserve (Canny Lad) and to the dam of this season’s G1 Golden Slipper S. winner Kiamichi (Sidestep).
"We are delighted to be standing Denman and to have purchased a significant interest in him," Tait said. "I love his pedigree, which features the Golden Slipper winners Vain, Marscay, Dark Eclipse and of course Kiamichi.
"His progeny are fast and tough. He constantly produces winners and his statistics compare very well to some of Australia's best stallions. He’s a great fit for our roster.
“He’s had 79 winners this season that lands him in the top 20 and his winners to runners are better than Fastnet Rock, Nicconi and Star Witness.”