Strong support for Econsul

Woodside Park has announced the fees for its resident sire Econsul and Grey Swallow will remain unchanged for 2010.

Group 1 Caulfield Guineas winner Econsul will stand for a fee of $7,700 (inc. gst).  He is by the outstanding Snippets sire Pins out of a Centaine mare.

Econsul had a terrific Inglis Melbourne Premier Yearling Sale, averaging $46,000 off a $10,000 service fee.  His top seller was a magnificent filly from Saliah (Salieri) bought by Caulfield trainer Andrew Noblet for $130,000.  The near jet-black filly is a half-sister to the Group 1 class sprinter Bank Robber.

Noblet said he was keen to secure the filly for a group of stable clients as soon as he saw her.  “She a lovely athletic filly.  We have just sent her to the breakers and I expect her to be a late 2YO or early 3YO.”

Sydney trainer Matt Smith outlaid $40,000 for an impressive colt from Bella Romance (Last Tycoon).  And a powerful colt from Evangeline (Mukaddamah) was a steal for Team Hawkes at just $30,000.  Wayne Hawkes and his father John had inspected the youngster three or four times before he went through the ring.

Leading syndicator Shelley Hancox paid $26,000 for a running-colt from Paris Sweep (End Sweep) and Woodside Park has taken a 25% share in the youngster.  The colt will remain at Wadham Park to be trained by Dale Sutton.

“The Econsuls were very well received by most of those who inspected them,” Woodside Park’s bloodstock manager Dean Harvey said.  “They were impressed by the amount of strength he can throw, which is a good sign for horses racing under Australian conditions.”

The Irish Derby winner Grey Swallow’s 2010 fee remains at $9,900 (inc. gst).  Grey Swallow represents an opportunity to breed to a world champion racehorse at a very low fee.  The handsome grey is the perfect avenue for breeders looking to breed stamina.  Results from the 2010 NZB Karaka yearling sales proved that buyers have a growing interest in yearlings that are bred to stay.