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Coolmore shuttlers most active sires in Australia
THE Australian Stud Book has released its mating figures for the 2010 season, with total numbers of mares covered at 23,070, down by six per cent on 2009 when 24,553 were covered.
Of the stallion in active service in Australia lastyear, 69 per cent were Australian-bred, while 20 per cent of matings were with shuttle stallions, a three per cent bigger proportion than in 2009.
Coolmore's shuttle sires High Chaparral and Choisir were the most active last year, andwere the only two whose books exceeded 200 mares.
|High Chaparral||234||Coolmore Australia|
|Written Tycoon||197||Eliza Park|
|Hidden Dragon||196||Lyndhurst Stud Farm|
|Not A Single Doubt||190||Arrowfield|
|Fastnet Rock||188||Coolmore Australia|
|Bon Hoffa||160||Bowness Stud|
|Northern Meteor||156||Widden Stud|