Realistic fees for Makybe stallions

Makybe owner Tony Santic has announced the 2010 service fees for his Gnarwarre based sires Purrealist and Street Hero.

Purrealist (Tale of the Cat) will remain unchanged at a realistic fee of $8,800 (inc gst).  The half brother to Racing To Win enters his third season at stud and his first crop foals are the talk of the industry.  Danny O’Brien, who trained him to a G3 victory in the Caulfield Guineas Prelude, rates Purrealist the best colt he has ever prepared.  “His first foals have got tremendous muscle and great bone,” O’Brien claimed.  

Purrealist’s first book of 118 mares featured over 25 black type mares or producers of stakes winners.  “It’s a huge opportunity to maximise results in the sale ring in 2012 when his first crop fire,” Makybe’s Stud Manager Scott Holcombe predicted.  “We’ve already had a number smart breeders book early.”

Street Hero (Street Cry) has been reduced to $13,200 (inc gst) for his second season shuttling to Australia from Vinery.  He is a stunning son of world class phenomenon Street Cry, the sire of Whobegotyou, Shocking and American champion mare Zenyatta.

Street Hero is the only G1 winning 2YO son of Street Cry standing outside the Hunter Valley and his first USA bred foals have hit the ground amid glowing reports from Kentucky.  “Street Hero is a wonderful looking individual,” Vinery’s Tom Ludt said.  “And the early signs from the foals we’ve seen are all positive.”

To view the first foals of Purrealist and Street Hero visit: