Young stallions Host (Chi) and Kaphero have been relocated from Swettenham Stud to new homes in South Australia and NSW.
Swettenham’s Nagambie property can accommodate six stallions and adjustments were required with three new sires joining its roster this year.
Host will transfer to Willow Grove Stud in South Australia and Kaphero to Riverdene Stud in NSW.
Willow Grove owner Ralph Satchell is delighted to have Host on board this year. “His only colt at the 2015 Adelaide Magic Millions sold for $55,000,” he said. “Some of Host’s best progeny like Philippi have been sold overseas but there’s plenty more in the pipeline.
“He covered over 120 mares in 2012 and those foals are rising two year-olds. In the meantime, horses like Hong Kong Captain will help promote bookings this year – Lindsay Park reckon he’s a Group 1 winner of the future.”
Host (Hussonet) will join USA Group 2 winner Mint Lane at Willow Grove which is located in the Onkaparinga Valley. His service fee has been set at $4,400 (inc gst) and Satchell can be contacted on (08) 8389 7084.
Kaphero will help fill a gap in the stallion ranks in the south-east of NSW at Riverdene Stud this year.
“Broodmare owners don’t have a lot of stallions to choose from around here,” Riverdene owner Kevin Pendergast said. “Kaphero was a very fast horse and his stock get up and run. That will suit our client base with the accent on speed an over-riding factor.”
Pendergast also points out local breeders can pay up for BOBS and they’re also close enough to the border for the breed-back option with Super VOBIS.
Kaphero is a son of Danehill’s G1 Golden Slipper champion Danzero and his dam Kapchat won the G1 Coolmore Classic at Rosehill. He has sired the winners of 35 races this season headed by quality gallopers Stingray, Barcode, Tankster and Our Kaboom.
Riverdene has been home to Strada for the last three years and, like Kaphero, he is a Danehill-line stallion from Coolmore Classic winner Shindig. Pendergast will stand Kaphero for a $4,400 (inc gst) fee and, for further information, breeders can call (02) 6922 1559.