Stratum tops Widden roster for 2011

Widden Stud has announced service fees for its roster of 10 stallions for 2011.

Group 1 racehorse and sire Stratum tops the list at $55,000 for his sixth season at stud.

“Widden Stud has a reputation for setting realistic service fees and we believe the 2011 roster offers breeders plenty of value in a competitive market place,” said Widden’s Antony Thompson.   “We have a mix of proven and up and coming sires.”

New sires on the Widden roster are dual Group 1 winner Star Witness and the Redoute’s Choice stallion Tickets.

A fee for Star Witness will not be announced until he finishes racing.  “Star Witness will be heading to Royal Ascot as planned with his final service fee to be confirmed in due course,” Thompson added.  “We are still taking bookings to him at this time and breeders that get in early will be rewarded.”

2011 Service Fees – All fees inclusive of GST

STRATUM (Redoute’s Choice – Bourgeois ):   $55,000
NORTHERN METEOR (Encosta De Lago – Explosive):   $33,000
SEBRING (More Than Ready – Purespeed):   $38,500
NICCONI (Bianconi – Nicola Lass):   $22,000
TICKETS (Redoute’s Choice – Staging):   $9,900

STRADA (Danehill – Shindig):   $8,800
LUCKY OWNERS (Danehill – Miss Priority):   $8,800
DREAMSCAPE (Choisir – Faith in Dreams):   $7,700
SNIPPETSON (Snippets – Snowdrift):  $7,700
STAR WITNESS (Starcraft – Leone Chiara):   TBA