Vinery Stud 2024 Service Fees

Hawaii Five Oh is an exciting newcomer to Vinery Stud’s seven-strong roster and broodmare owners will be pleased to know there have been no service fee increases to the line-up this year.

Hawaii Five Oh is a Group 3-winning son of Champion Australian sire I Am Invincible and there’s a point of difference in the bottom-line with his first five dams all Stakes winners below Group 1 ATC Coolmore Classic winner Aloha (Encosta de Lago).

He’s the only stallion at stud in Australia with that distinction and Vinery’s General Manager Peter Orton points to depth of pedigree as something the Stud constantly strives for in its stallions.

“It’s so important to us and Hawaii Five Oh was also a superior athlete as well as being a spectacular-looking horse,” Orton said.  “He’s good-sized and well-balanced with a perfect conformation.”

HAWAII FIVE OH (I Am Invincible) will stand for an introductory fee of $16,500 and he joins an up and coming roster with Group 1-winning stallions Ole Kirk and Exceedance on the cusp of successful stud careers at Vinery.

OLE KIRK (Written Tycoon) was very popular at the majors this year with his first crop selling to $1million at the Gold Coast Magic Millions.  Filling a third book can be a challenge for any stallion and his fee is unchanged as per standard industry practise at $55,000.

Team Hawkes trained Ole Kirk and supported him with a combined $600,000 spend for two colts at the Gold Coast and Inglis Easter Sale.  “Ole Kirk was the best of his generation winning the (Gr.1) Golden Rose in Sydney and (Gr.1) Caulfield Guineas in Melbourne,” Wayne Hawkes claimed.  “And it doesn’t get much better with his pedigree.

“If Ole Kirk doesn’t make it as a sire, you may as well use a dartboard to pick a stallion.”

ALL TOO HARD (Casino Prince) is a proven Group 1 sire in Australia (Alligator Blood, Forbidden Love, Behemoth) and Hong Kong (Wellington) and he reached that level on a platform of 69% winners to runners.

All Too Hard has built on that first flush of black-type with current stars like Far Too Easy who is back in work for another crack at the Brisbane winter carnival.  He was the 24th individual Stakes winner for the Vinery sire in the Lough Neagh Stakes (LR, 1400m) at Eagle Farm in December.

Arran Bay is another All Too Hard gunning for a black-type profile and he gets a well-deserved chance in the Gosford Cup (LR, 2100m) next month.  All Too Hard yearlings have been selling to more than 10 times his service fee and he remains unchanged at $38,500 this year.

EXCEEDANCE (Exceed And Excel) was a Group 1 winner of the VRC Coolmore Stud Stakes (1200m) carrying Vinery’s colours and now he’s a leading first-season sire with top colt Dublin Down.

Exceedance won the race that defines Australia’s 3yo sprinting division and the spotlight returned to the famed Flemington straight when Dublin Down gave him a perfect start at stud in the VRC Maribyrnong Plate (Gr.3, 1000m).

“He’s a beautiful mover and handles the big occasion beautifully,” co-trainer Calvin McEvoy said.  “He’s a quality colt and will develop into a Guineas horse next season.”

Dublin Down was back in the Sydney spotlight in the autumn winning the Pago Pago Stakes (Gr.3, 1200m) at Rosehill and other early city winners included Flyer at Sandown Lakeside plus Hamilton Brown and Simply Tina in the Sunshine State.

Exceedance stands for a $33,000 fee and his second-crop yearlings sold to buyers coming back a second time to where he was popular at the Inglis Easter ($520k), Gold Coast Magic Millions ($330k) and Melbourne Premier ($220k).

STAR TURN (Star Witness) reached an Australasian-high 65% winners-to-runners among stallions active on either side of the Tasman last year.  He’s a genuine stallion with phenomenal stats in Australasia and he also has a 100% strike-rate in Singapore.

He had yearlings purchased by Ciaron Maher and Danny O’Brien among four sales above $200k at the Gold Coast Magic Millions and he also sired a $360,000 filly bought by Hirsch Racing at the Inglis Easter Sale.

Star Turn will stand for $27,500 again this year.  His Group 3 Sha Tin Vase winner Cordyceps Six has earned AUD2.32 million to head a growing list of money-spinners followed Group 1 Tatt’s Tiara winner Startantes ($963k), Derry Grove ($827k), Alsephina ($777k), Me Me Lagarde ($727k) and Saltaire ($516k).

HEADWATER (Exceed And Excel) goes into the last-quarter of this season with another title looming large at the top of the Australian 2YO winners’ table.  He claimed the Australian first-season sires winners’ premiership in 2019-20 and was Champion Australian second-season sire in 2020-21.

He joined Too Darn Hot (GB) at the top of the Australian 2YO winners’ table when Furrina scored a front-running victory at Bendigo in April.  His juvenile division is headed by SAJC Without Fear Stakes (LR, 1050m) winner Pure Aqua.

Headwater will stand for $9,900 this season and he shares the Australian 2yo ladder lead with Too Darn Hot.  They have 8 winners apiece to lead Snitzel on 7 winners.

CASINO PRINCE (Flying Spur) welcomed in the New Year when Casino Seventeen won the $1million Perth Cup (Gr.2, 2400m) at Ascot in January.  He covered his first book at Vinery in 2013 and has turned into a trusty stallion for many of those who breed to race at a $5,500 service fee.

Vinery Stud 2024 Service Fees
$55,000  OLE KIRK (Written Tycoon)
$38,500  ALL TOO HARD (Casino Prince)
$33,000  EXCEEDANCE (Exceed And Excel)
$27,500   STAR TURN (Star Witness)
$16,500   HAWAII FIVE OH (I Am Invincible)
$9,900     HEADWATER (Exceed And Excel)
$5,500     CASINO PRINCE (Flying Spur)

All service fees (inc GST) for payment on a live foal.  For bookings or further information, contact Adam White (0414 800 918) or Harry Roach (0401 970 006).