Rip Van Winkle’s Group One winning son Te Akau Shark Photo: Race Images (Kenton Wright)
2019/2020 has proven to be a breakthrough season both Australia and New Zealand for successful sire Rip Van Winkle.
An established pillar among Windsor Park Stud’s stallion options, Rip Van Winkle’s exceptional Gr.1 winners Te Akau Shark (NZ) and Classic winner Jennifer Eccles (NZ) have led the way this season, together with Group winner Germanicus (NZ) and Sydney Group performer Subpoenaed (NZ). Rip Van Winkle will be available to breeders for a fee of $12,500 + GST in 2020.
Windsor Park studmaster Rodney Schick recently confirmed their stallion roster and fees for 2020.
“This season Rip Van Winkle has been joined by Charm Spirit to provide our clients with another excellent proven stallion option.
“With his first-crop 3YO’s running this season, Charm Spirit has already sired four Group winners in both Australia and New Zealand and he’s got numerous highclass horses to represent him next season,” said Schick.
Invincible Spirit’s triple Gr.1-winning miler Charm Spirit is price on application.
Expectations are also high for the first crop of rising 3YO’s by popular stallion Mongolian Khan and the Champion 3YO and back-to-back Horse Of The Year will stand for $10,000 + GST.
With four first crop stakes winners and an impressive 5% stakes winners to runners ratio, successful young sire ShamExpress will be made available for a fee of $8,000 + GST.
“Next season will be an exciting time for us with our young stallion lineup as they will be represented throughout Australia and New Zealand with their first two and three year old crops to race”, said Schick.
Completing the Windsor Park lineup are three young stallions, Turn Me Loose, Vanbrugh and Rageese, who all have their first crop of 2YO’s racing next season.
Champion Sprinter/Miler Turn Me Loose will stand for $10,000 + GST while Australian Gr.1 performers Vanbrugh and Rageese will both stand for $5,000 + GST.