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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.

TOP TEN MOST ACTIVE STALLIONS IN AUSTRALIA IN 2010
Stallion Coverings Stud
High Chaparral 234 Coolmore Australia
Choisir 211 Coolmore Australia
Written Tycoon 197 Eliza Park
Hidden Dragon 196 Lyndhurst Stud Farm
Not A Single Doubt 190 Arrowfield
Fastnet Rock 188 Coolmore Australia
Domesday 162 Darley
Bon Hoffa 160 Bowness Stud
Haradasun 158 Coolmore Australia
Northern Meteor 156 Widden Stud
 

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STALLION £ TOTAL PRIZE
King's Theatre £947,392
Presenting £883,858
Oscar £769,534
Beneficial £749,176
Milan £707,790
Westerner £558,887
Flemensfirth £499,414
Kayf Tara £454,641
Stowaway £397,642
Yeats £382,827