Spendthrift confirms remaining stallion fees

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By Bren O'Brien

Having recently confirmed it will be standing the multiple Group 1 winning son of Medaglia d'Oro {USA}), Bolt d'Oro {USA}), Spendthrift Australia has announced the service fees for the remaining five stallions on the roster at its Victorian farm.

Spendthrift Australia is at a crucial stage of its growth in Australia with two of its stallions having their first foals this spring, one having his first foals arrive last spring and two having their first runners in Australia this season.

The highly credentialed Bolt d'Oro, who will stand at $13,750 (inc GST) will join two stallions who served their first seasons in 2018, Overshare and Gold Standard.

Overshare, purchased by Spendthrift at the 2016 Inglis Easter Yearling Sale, was a winner of the G3 Zeditave S. and Listed McKenzie S. and was retired to stud at the end of his 3-year-old year. Having served a book of 79 mares in his first season, he remains at $11,000, with the first foals of the son of I Am Invincible hitting the ground this spring.


For the first time, Overshare will be part of the 'Breed Secure' breeding program, which allows breeders to pay service fees from sale proceeds after recouping agreed expenses.

"We are dedicated to the development of Spendthrift Australia and committed to helping breeders reach their goals.” - Garry Cuddy, Spendthrift Australia General Manager

The first crop of Gold Standard, the son of Sebring who won the G2 Stan Fox S. at just his fourth start, will also be eagerly anticipated. Also available on the Breed Secure program, he stands his second season at an unchanged $5500 (inc GST).

Swear's significance in the Spendthrift Australia story can not be undersold. The son of the great Redoute's Choice was his owners' first Group winner in Australia when he won the G3 Ming Dynasty Hcp.

His first foals arrived last spring and he remains at $5500 for the upcoming season.

Another son of Redoute's Choice, Hampton Court, recently had his first North American winner in Miss Merida (USA), and while he has only had a handful of runners in his first crop in Australia, much more is expected of them in their 3-year-old year. The young stallion himself won his Group 1 race, the Spring Champion S. at 3. His second crop was also much larger than his first crop.

He again remains at his 2018 fee of $5500.

Jimmy Creed (USA) returns Down Under this spring having had 89 winners and eight stakes winners from his first two American crops. He has only had one runner to date from his first Australian crop, but like Hampton Court, his numbers in the second and third seasons jumped significantly. He stays at $8800 (inc GST).

“We are very excited about the upcoming breeding season and our vision for the future of Spendthrift Australia,” Garry Cuddy, General Manager of Spendthrift Australia said.

“We encourage breeders to visit to inspect our quality stallion roster and view the exciting farm developments that have taken place in the last four years. We are dedicated to the development of Spendthrift Australia and committed to helping breeders reach their goals.”

Bolt d'Oro (UA)Medaglia d'Oro (USA)$13,750 -
Gold StandardSebring$5,500 $5,500
Hampton CourtRedoute's Choice$5,500 $5,500
Jimmy Creed (USA)Distorted Humor (USA)$8,800 $8,800
OvershareI Am Invincible$11,000 $11,000
SwearRedoute's Choice$5,500 $5,500