ANZ Bloodstock: Spieth trial winners leads to ‘inundation’ of enquiries for Aquis stallion

From ANZ Bloodstock: Juveniles of first season sire again impress at yesterday’s official two-year-old hit-outs at Randwick

Aquis Farm’s first season sire Spieth (Thorn Park) was the star of yesterday morning’s much anticipated official two-yearold trials on Randwick’s Kensington track, producing two impressive winners in Victory Moments and Wild Botanica.

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TDN: 2YO Trials Summary – Coolangatta stars as first crops of Merchant Navy, Spieth shine

From TDN: The Ciaron Maher and David Eustace-trained filly Coolangatta (Written Tycoon) provided one of the standout performances of the nine 2-year-old trials staged at Randwick on Monday, which also witnessed strong showings from the progeny of first-season stallions Merchant Navy and Spieth (NZ).

The progeny of Aquis’ Spieth won two of the trials of the morning, with Kacy Fogden stablemates Wild Botanica and Victory Moments both successful in slick times.

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Breednet: Breednet Follows the Sydney 2YO Trials Heat 1 – 5

Spieth (NZ)

From Breednet: HEAT FIVE 855m – 50.22 seconds- Aquis Farm’s Spieth posted his second winner at this set of trials when the Kacy Fodgen trained colt Victory Moments  hit the line hard to beat $1,150,000 I Am Invincible colt Zambezi River by a length and three-quarters.

Victory Moments had trial experience having beaten his stablemate Wild Botanica in a heat at the Gold Coast on September 6.

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TDN: Spieth youngsters impress at first Gold Coast 2-year-old trials

Spieth (NZ)

From TDN: The first progeny of Aquis stallion Spieth (NZ) have made an impact at Queensland’s first 2-year-old trial of the season, with the Kacy Fogden-trained pair Victory Moments and Wild Botanica running the quinella in the 900-metre hitout at the Gold Coast on Monday.

Fogden, who is based at Conungra but also has stables at the Gold Coast, presented four of the five starters in the trial, with three of them by Spieth, the son of Thorn Park who is in his fourth season at Aquis.

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Breednet: First Trial Winner for Spieth

Spieth (NZ)

From Breednet: It’s somewhat fitting that the initial 2YO triallists for Aquis Farm’s exciting young sire, Spieth, have made their ‘debut’ at the Gold Coast’s Aquis Park.

With the first heat of Monday morning’s barrier trials at the Gold Coast dedicated to 2YOs, all three Spieth youngsters – Victory Moments, Acotango and Wild Botanica – put in promising displays for trainer Kacy Fogden, finishing 1st, 2nd and 4th.

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Breednet: Slipper Dreaming for Young Sire

Spieth (NZ)

From Breednet: Aquis Farm have a roster filled with promising young sires, but with some 30 of his first crop two year-olds already named and 23 of them entered for the 2022 Golden Slipper there is reason for optimism in regards to this good looking son of a champion sire.

The Champion New Zealand Sire of 2010/2011, Australian bred Thorn Park died prematurely at the height of his powers leaving 29 stakes-winners, seven of them Group I winners including his Cox Plate hero and now leading sire Ocean Park.

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TDN: The new kids on the block: part 1

From TDN: In this two-part feature, TDN AusNZ catches up with a handful of Australia and New Zealand’s highly skilled breakers and pre-trainers as they put next season’s 2-year-olds through their early paces. What do they think of the next generation of emerging juvenile talent, and which of the upcoming first-season sires have made the best impression with their first-crop progeny?

Today’s first instalment features Greg Bennett, Hinnerk Hueppe, Sam Beatson and Eion Kemp.

Greg Bennett (Fenwick Farm)

An immensely respected figure on the Australian thoroughbred landscape, Bennett has more than 40 years’ experience under his belt and has broken in the likes of the immortal Makybe Diva (GB) (Desert King {Ire}), elite racehorse and sire Written Tycoon, and other Group 1 winners such as Typhoon Tracy (Red Ransom {USA}), All Silent (Belong To Me {USA}), Ha Ha (Danehill {USA}) and Red Tracer (Dane Shadow).

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Queensland Breeders The Big Winner As Aquis Farm Brings Top Stallions Home

Pierata

Aquis Farm President, Justin Fung, is pleased to announce that $5.8 million prizemoney earner Pierata, together with Aquis’ full 2020 New South Wales stallion roster, will call Queensland home this year.

Mr Fung said the roster was the envy of some of the biggest stud farms in the southern hemisphere and reflected Aquis’ confidence in the future of the Queensland racing industry.

“Pierata was one of the most exciting first season stallions to stand at stud in the Hunter Valley last year. He covered an astonishing 168 mares, of which 65 were stakes performers, including Loving Gaby,” Mr Fung said.

“It is only fitting that he, and the rest of our stallions, find their way to our historical home at Canungra.

“We have always had confidence in the Queensland breeding and racing industry, the QTIS prizemoney and the strength of the racing calendar dictated that we have a bigger presence in Queensland.”

Mr Fung said the Queensland breeding team would be headed up by Director of Sales, Jonathan Davies.

“Jonathan has built a strong team around him that is the backbone of this operation. I am immensely proud of what he and his team have been able to achieve,” he said.

“Good fertility results and excellent horsemanship are a testament to how knowledgeable and dedicated they are to the Aquis philosophy of ‘Success is achieved by teamwork, innovation and supporting their clients and the industry at all levels’.”

The Aquis Farm brand was initially established in Queensland in 2015 following the acquisition of a 480-hectare facility at Canungra on the Gold Coast hinterland.

After standing four stallions in its debut season in 2016 the company has gone on to build one of the most enviable rosters in the southern hemisphere and enjoyed strong patronage from breeders across Australia.

In 2021, Aquis Farm’s roster will be headlined by Pierata, who made the move to Canungra from the Hunter Valley and will stand at a service fee of $44,000 (incl. GST). On the track, Piereta won over $5,800,000 in prizemoney winning the Gr.1 All Aged Stakes at Royal Randwick as a four-year-old.

The roster also includes Invader, Snitzel’s best two-year-old, who has covered great books of mares in his first three years at stud.

Mr Fung said his progeny had been well received by trainers and bloodstock agents at the major sales this year and the initial feedback from breakers with his stock was very encouraging.

“We are confident that feedback will correlate into racetrack success in the coming racing season,” he said.

Spieth, another of our first season stallions with progeny selling this year, has been well received by buyers, averaging $118,000 at this month’s Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale. Spieth will stand in 2021 for a fee of $8,800. He is leaving a good physical type with a good temperament that trainers love, he is a very exciting prospect going forward.

Bellevue Hill, Brave Smash, Divine Prophet, Jukebox and Santos will be the other stallions calling Queensland home, they will be barn mates to Dubious, who was the busiest first season sire in Queensland last year and Champion 2YO The Mission, Husson, Duporth, Kobayashi, Kiss And Make Up and Performer.

As part of this announcement, Aquis have also confirmed their 2021 stallion fees. See below.

Please contact Jonathan Davies on 0423 033 858 or the team at Aquis Farm to schedule a private viewing of the stallion roster.