04/21/2015 11:40AM

Southern Hemisphere fees announced for More Than Ready, Big Brown


Vinery Stud in Scone, New South Wales, Australia, has released its stud fees for the 2015 Southern Hemisphere breeding season, headed up by U.S. shuttle sire More Than Ready.

More Than Ready will stand his 15th Southern Hemisphere season for $51,127 ($66,000 Australian). He stands the Northern Hemisphere season at WinStar Farm in Versailles, Ky., for an advertised fee of $50,000.

The 18-year-old son of Southern Halo’s top Southern Hemisphere runners include Australian champions More Joyous, Phelan Ready, Sebring, and Samaready, Australian Group 1 winners Dreamaway, Benicio, Carry On Cutie, and Perfectly Ready, and New Zealand Group 1 winner More Than Sacred. More Than Ready has sired 33 group stakes winners in the Southern Hemisphere alone.

Grade 2 winner Congrats will stand his fifth season in Australia for an advertised fee of $15,338 ($19,800 Australian). The 15-year-old son of A.P. Indy also resides at WinStar Farm during his time north of the Equator, where he stands the 2015 season for $35,000.

Big Brown, a champion and dual classic winner, will enter his fifth Australian breeding season with a fee of $6,817 ($8,800 Australian). The 10-year-old Boundary horse moved to Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y., for the 2015 Northern Hemisphere season, where he stands for $8,500. His Australian runners include stakes winner Neverland and stakes-placed Muscovado and Wroclaw.

Pluck, winner of the 2010 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, will stand his third season for $7,672 ($9,900 Australian). The 7-year-old is among several sons of More Than Ready to enter stud in Australia since the elder’s debut in the country in 2000.

Also of note, All Too Hard, a half brother to three-time Australian Horse of the Year Black Caviar, will stand for $42,584 ($55,000 Australian). The 6-year-old son of fellow Vinery stallion Casino Prince was Australia’s champion 3-year-old male in 2013.

Following is a complete list of advertised 2015 fees for the Vinery Stud roster.

More Than Ready - $51,127 ($66,000 Australian)
All Too Hard - $42,584 ($55,000 Australian)
Mossman - $21,286 ($27,500 Australian)
Testa Rossa - $15,338 ($19,800 Australian)
Congrats - $15,338 ($19,800 Australian)
Casino Prince - $11,766 ($15,200 Australian)
Husson - $11,766 ($15,200 Australian)
Myboycharlie - $8,515 ($11,000 Australian)
Pluck - $7,672 ($9,900 Australian)
Big Brown - $6,817 ($8,800 Australian)
Onemorenomore - $5,109 ($6,600 Australian)

Mark Oleary More than 1 year ago
I love the dual stud seasons for these stallions because it affords them a chance to possibly find a nick that ordinarily would not be produced. I have been betting some of their offspring lately at places like Australia A, B, and C, and have cashed some tickets most notably a Big Brown filly named Nancy. It is kind of exciting to sort of have inside information because I know these stallions well.I feel Big Brown is on the cusp of becoming a monster stallion and Dortmund is a shining example and just the beginning of great horses from him. Should he win the Derby, then Big Brown's $6,817 stud fee will quickly quadruple