From TDN: The Tony and Maddysen Sears-trained Yellow Brick (The Mission) claimed his Group 3 success on Saturday in G3 Gold Coast Guineas at the Sunshine Coast, providing his young Aquis Farm-based sire The Mission a first stakes winner. TDN AusNZ caught up with Maddysen Sears and Paul Moroney to discuss this $20,000 bargain buy.
From ANZ Bloodstock: The Tony and Maddysen Sears-trained Yellow Brick (3 g ex Magical Mist by High Chaparral) took his career record to six wins and two placings from eight starts when he landed the Gold Coast Guineas (Gr 3, 1200m) at the Sunshine Coast yesterday.
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From TDN: Queensland trainers Tony and Maddysen Sears fended off a host of inter-state raiders to win Saturday’s G3 Gold Coast Guineas at the Sunshine Coast with their 3-year-old gelding Yellow Brick (The Mission), who made it six wins from eight starts.
From Breednet: It took eight starts and six wins for Yellow Brick to earn the respect he deserves, but the 3yo son of The Mission made an army of new admirers with his dominant performance in Saturday’s $200,000 Group III Brandons Gold Coast Guineas (1200m) at the Sunshine Coast.
From TDN: Aquis Farm has released its final stallion roster for the upcoming spring and, in addition to new sire Stronger, it features the Manikato-winning Jonker at the head of affairs at an unchanged fee of $16,500 (inc GST).
From ANZ Bloodstock: The service fees for a slimmed down Aquis Farm stallion roster have been confirmed, with second season Group 1-winning sprinter Jonker (Spirit of Boom) and new recruit Stronger (Not A Single Doubt) headlining the Queensland stud’s line-up.
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From Racing & Sports: The Aquis stallion roster has undergone some change since last season, but it is now set for 2023 with the Queensland operation confirming the upcoming season’s fees on Tuesday.
From Breednet: Aquis Stallions has today announced their 7-strong stallion line up for the coming spring.
Headlining the Stronger than ever team is the Group 1 winning sprinter, Jonker ($16,500 fee), who covered a superb book of mares for his first season in 2022.
Aquis Stallions has today announced their 7-strong stallion line up for the coming spring.
Headlining the Stronger than ever team is the Group 1 winning sprinter, Jonker ($16,500 fee), who covered a superb book of mares for his first season in 2022. A son of the hugely popular Spirit of Boom, Jonker was the fastest male winner of the Gr.1 Manikato Stakes (faster than Redoute’s Choice, Rebel Dane, Sepoy etc..) and his brilliant speed also saw him smash Champion Sprinter, Takeover Target’s 1200m track record.
He’ll be joined in 2023 by son of Champion sire Not A Single Doubt, Stronger ($13,750 fee), a Group 1 winning speedster in Hong Kong and Group winner in Australia at 2.
Both Jonker and Stronger will be joined by the proven Group 1 stallion Invader and up-and-coming sires Kobayashi and The Mission both of whom have enjoyed an incredibly successful twelve months on the track. While Lean Mean Machine – who’s oldest progeny (two-year-olds) are impressing trainers around the country, and the charismatic, good-looking son of Fastnet Rock, Glenfiddich rounds out a strong rooster for 2023.
“We are incredibly excited for the season ahead, we are spearheaded by two good looking proper Group 1 sprinters, both by proven, colonial, speed stallions. We cannot wait for breeders to feast their eyes on Stronger and see Jonkers first foals galloping around paddocks across Australia,” Aquis Farm Director of Sales, Jonathan Davies enthused.
“Jonker covered the best book of mares a first season stallion has covered on this farm. Prudent breeders will of course note that and breeding to Jonker this season will prove an astute move. With the service fee increase to his sire Spirit of Boom, at his fee, Jonker is an attractive option for breeders looking to tap into the sire line,” added Davies.
Like Jonker, Fastnet Rock’s Gr.2 Bill Stutt winner (and Gr.1 Champagne Stakes runner up), Glenfiddich ($8,800 fee) was well received in his first year, while Lean Mean Machine ($13,200 fee) is off to a promising start with trainers predicting progeny will emulate their sire’s Group 2 winning form at 3.
Snitzel’s Group 1 winning 2YO, Invader ($11,000 fee), became the first of the current crop of Second Season Sires to produce a Group 1 winner with Sunshine In Paris winning the Surround Stakes and fellow 2YO stakes winner – the I Am Invincible sire, Kobayashi ($8,800 fee) – has a number of outstanding types coming through, including lightning quick 2YO, Mishani Royale, who has won her last four starts and led home the quinella for her sire in the $500,000 QTIS Jewel.
And the best value for money QTIS stallion, The Mission ($8,800 fee), boasts a higher average earnings index than leading Second Season Sires Russian Revolution and Hellbent. A Group 1 winning 2YO who was Champion Queensland First Season Sire in 2021/22 by winners and earnings and is again the state’s current leading Second Season Sire.
Please contact our sales team at Aquis Stallions for more information or to arrange a private viewing of our new stallion Stronger or any of the 2023 stallions.
- Jonathan Davies (Director of Sales) – 0423 033 858
- Paul Knight (Business Development Manager) – 0410 683 469
- Penelope Crowley (Nominations) – 0427 857 788
2023 Aquis Stallion Roster
|Stallion Name||2023 Fee (inc GST)|
|Lean Mean Machine||13,200|