Vadamos proves a popular choice

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Written by Paul Vettise

Vadamos (Fr) has received a warm welcome from Australasian breeders in his first two seasons at Rich Hill Stud where he will stand for an unchanged fee in 2019 of NZ$15,000 + GST.

An elite level performer in Europe, he won eight races including the G1 Prix du Moulin at Longchamp for trainer Andre Fabre and a two-start Australian campaign at the end of his career netted fourth placings in the G1 Cox Plate and the G1 Emirates S.

“Vadamos has been extremely well supported in his first two years at stud covering 159 mares in 2017 and 117 mares last season,” Rich Hill’s John Thompson said.

Vadamos

“His first crop foals have made a great impression with breeders. We’re looking forward to marketing them at the yearling sales next year.”

“His first crop foals have made a great impression with breeders.” – John Thompson.

Vadamos is a son of Monsun (Ger), whose progeny have excelled in the Southern Hemisphere most notably with G1 Melbourne Cup winners Almandin (Ger), Protectionist (Ger)and Fiorente (Ire), who is currently in the top five on the Australian second season sires’ table.

Satono Aladdin (Jpn), a son of the superstar stallion Deep Impact (Jpn) will also again stand at NZ$12,500 + GST in his second season at Rich Hill.

“For a horse with his pedigree, race record and magnificent looks, his fee represents outstanding international value,” Thompson said.

“For a horse with his pedigree, race record and magnificent looks, his fee represents outstanding international value.” – John Thompson.

“Satono Aladdin is the complete package and we are looking forward to the arrival of his first crop foals next spring with great anticipation.”

Satono Aladdin’s eight career wins featured a victory in the G1 Yasuda Kinen, in which he cut out the mile in a blistering 1.31.5.

Satono Aladdin

Proisir, who is currently third on New Zealand’s leading first season sires’ list, will stand for an unchanged fee of $7000 + GST while proven Group 1 sire Shocking will stand at $8500 + GST.

“All our stallions are at very exciting phases in their respective careers,” Thompson said.

“All our stallions are at very exciting phases in their respective careers.” - John Thompson.

From limited representatives, Proisir has produced a pair of 2-year-old winners and a number of trial winners.

A Group 3 winner and multiple Group 1 placegetter, Proisir didn’t race as a juvenile and made his mark in his following season.

“The feedback from trainers with Proisir’s stock has been very positive so we are looking towards the spring with some optimism,” Thompson said.

“The feedback from trainers with Proisir’s stock has been very positive so we are looking towards the spring with some optimism.” - John Thompson.

“If they show anything like the physical improvement that Proisir showed for Gai Waterhouse between two and three they’ll be headline horses.

Proisir

“Group 1 producer Shocking continues to get winners in all our major markets. His talented son Surprise Baby looks to be one of Australasia’s best staying prospects after winning the two-mile G2 Adelaide Cup at only his sixth life-time start.”

Other stakes performers sired by Shocking this season include Arctic Shock (NZ), Soleseifei (NZ), Mental Telepathy (NZ), Camino Rocoso (NZ)and Kilowatt (NZ).

As announced last week, Jimmy Choux (NZ) has been sold and will stand next season at Rosalee Park Stud in Serpentine, West Australia.