Realistic fee for Purrealist

Purrealist will stand for an unchanged fee in 2011 despite some rewarding sales results for vendors earlier this year.  The Makybe sire will be available for his fourth season at $8,800 (inc gst).

Purrealist’s first crop were the talk of the sales this year.  His yearlings averaged over $80,000 at the Gold Coast Magic Million and Inglis Melbourne Premier Sale.

He stood out clearly as the number one first-season sire when measured on return on investment.  “His yearlings averaged over 10 times his service fee,” Makybe owner Tony Santic said.  “And the other really good sign is they have gone to all the top stables.”

A total of 20 Group 1 winning trainers purchased the Purrealists and one of his biggest fans is Gai Waterhouse.  “Of all the freshman sires, Purrealist sired the progeny I was most impressed by at the Magic Millions,” Waterhouse claimed.  “I purchased a lovely colt out of Fashion Week for $42,500.”

Purrealist (Tale of the Cat) is a half brother to Racing To Win and was a G3 winner of the Caulfield Guineas Prelude.  His first book of 118 mares featured over 25 black type mares or producers of stakes winners.

Street Cry stallion Street Hero will not return to Makybe this year.  A 2YO Group 1 winner of the Norfolk Stakes, he has shuttled between Vinery’s Kentucky headquarters and Victoria for the last two southern seasons but is being a year off in 2011.