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Oaklands Stud are excited to confirm that resident stallion, Power will again serve as the headline stallion at Oaklands Stud for the 2021 season. In an exciting new addition to the QLD Breeding market and Oaklands roster, ex-Darley stallion and Group 1 Golden Rose winner, Exosphere, will also stand at Oaklands Stud in 2021 and beyond.
POWER (Oasis Dream x Frappe)
In his most successful racing season to date, Power added 8 Stakes wins, from 6 Stakeswinners with 4 Group wins, and is currently leading the New Zealand’s Sire Table for Three-Year-Old wins. His leading son, Mighty Giant has also now earned over A$2M in prizemoney. His first Australian-bred progeny also successfully sold through the popular Yearling sales, providing an outstanding return on Service Fees for breeders. Power’s service fee this season will slightly increase to $13,200 (inc GST) as Oaklands remains committed to offering outstanding stallions at competitive pricing.
EXOSPHERE (Lohnro x Altitude)
The exciting acquisition of Exosphere to Oaklands will now provide QLD breeders with an opportunity to breed to the equine superstar Lohnro bloodlines and a Golden Rose winner. The timing also couldn’t be better with Exosphere’s son, the well-named, Exoboom, winning the Group 3 Hawkesbury Guineas for the Snowden Camp last Saturday, becoming Exosphere’s 2nd Stakeswinner. The Darley-prepared filly, Thermosphere, was Exosphere’s initial star, winning the Group 3 Magic Night Stakes as a Two-Year-Old, and the Group 2 Edward Manifold Stakes as a Three-Year-Old. With his Stallion career only just kicking off, Oaklands are very excited at the potential that Exosphere still has in front of him and are confident that he will make a serious mark in the QLD Market. Exosphere will stand at $4,950 (inc GST).
FROM THE FARM
“The Oaklands roster for 2021 provides breeders with arguably the most credentialled racehorses to ever stand in QLD. International superstars on the track, the highly promising young sires provides breeders with the opportunity to breed racehorses that will be up and running early Two-Year-Old types, whilst also running on successfully into their and Three and Four-Year-Old seasons and beyond. Our stallions have a terrific blend of pure power and speed with athleticism. We believe both stallions are particularly well suited to the Australian and specifically the QLD breeding landscape” commented Stud Principal, Neville Stewart.
Alistair Stewart, Stud Co-Principal, stated, “We have been thrilled with how successful the progeny of Power has performed on the track this season, as well as in the sales ring. His continued popularity shows that breeders are also believing in what Power is continuing to produce in both arenas. With the support that Exosphere has already received, we believe he will make an immediate impact in the state and are excited by his future. However, we remain aware that these are challenging times for everyone. As such, we have priced our stallions with the view to offering value to breeders, many of whom are returning clients.
We are also very conscious to leave good margin for breeders, and we want to see them do well selling and racing Oaklands-bred progeny. That equates to return business over the long term.”
Stories created by Oaklands Media team, with some special features from feature writer, Kristen Manning.