Grandview Stud stallions Whittington and Under The Louvre continue to provide breeders with exceptional value with their 2020 service fees announced today.

Current second season sire Whittington will stand for $5,500 including GST ($6,600 in 2019) while Under The Louvre, whose first crop are yearlings, will stand for $4,400 including GST ($5,500 in 2019).

Grandview Stud Owner Michael Grieve said he reduced the stallion fees for 2020 to provide breeders with greater value in the current economic conditions.

There has already been strong interest in both QTIS stallions thanks to the results of their progeny on the track and sales ring.

“There has been a tremendous run of winners by Whittington this year reinforcing his second position in the Queensland second season sire table and third position in the Queensland 3yo sire table,” said Grieve.

“For $5,500, he is exceptional value especially for Queensland breeders to chase the lucrative QTIS bonus prizemoney in races.

“Under The Louvre enters his fourth season at stud with his first crop producing good results in the sales ring and glowing endorsements from respected bloodstock agents like John Foote.

“His first crop will be given some great opportunities to succeed at leading stables next season including Ciaron Maher, Chris Waller and Bryan and Daniel Guy, so his service fee of $4,400 could turn out to be an absolute bargain.”

WHITTINGTON NOTES:

• 16 individual winners from 47 runners this season at 34% (22 total wins & $800k in prizemoney).

• Currently is the 2nd placed QTIS stallion in the Second Season Sires table (@ 4 May 2020).

QTIS Stallion – 2019 Fee
1. Better Than Ready – $ 33,000
2. Whittington – $ 6,600
3. Sidestep – $ 22,000

• Currently is the 3rd placed Queensland stallion in the 3YO Sire table (@ 4 May 2020).

QTIS Stallion – 2019 Fee
1. Better Than Ready – $ 33,000
2. Spirit Of Boom – $ 44,000
3. Whittington – $ 6,600

• His 3yos have produced 9 wins from the last 30 runners (@ 3 May 2020) including Queensland city winners Stampe and Bold Style and the very progressive Mike Moroney-trained Whittington Stone.

• The striking son of Tale of the Cat is an impeccable type and possesses the strength and speed that has been the precedent for sire success in Queensland.

• This article looks at matings that have proven to be productive based on the past success of Tale of the Cat.

UNDER THE LOUVRE NOTES:

• Under the Louvre was an exceptional racehorse on the track highlighted by winning the Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap.

• He had a similar racing profile to fellow Queensland stallion Spirit of Boom – similar race patterns, both won races as 2yos and trained on to secure Group 1 victories as older horses.

• Being free of Danzig / Danehill, Under the Louvre offers a rare outcross for breeders.

• Under The Louvre is also from the outstanding Pivotal sire line – Pivotal matched up with Danehill has produced a massive 18% stakes performers to runners.

• Under The Louvre has been met with great support in his first three seasons at stud. His first crop are yearlings with significant interest from breeders during the sales season.

• Yearling sales highlights have included a filly (ex Al Sahra) to Ciaron Maher for $70,000 at the Inglis Classic, a $31,500 colt (ex Goin’ Crazy) to Chris Waller at the Capriconria Yearling Sale and a $26,000 colt (ex Not A Dream) to Bryan and Daniel Guy at the Magic Millions March Sale.

• Bloodstock agent John Foote on Under The Louvre’s 2019/20 yearlings: “From the Under The Louvre yearlings I inspected, they were nice and correct with good shape and size, moved well with a really good action.”

Call Mark Farmer on 0431 280 154 for bookings to Whittington and Under The Louvre in 2020.