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High Chaparral: covered 187 mares in Australia in 2011

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Significant drop in Australian mare returns

THE number of mares covered during the past southern hemisphere season in Australia dropped by 11 per cent to 21,550, according to the Keeper of the Australian Stud Book, Michael Ford.

To date, 21,550 mares have been reported as being covered in Australia in 2011, down from 24,140 in 2010. However, late reports are expected to boost the difference to around seven per cent.

"There are sufficient coverings to produce enough foals for racing purposes," said Mr Ford.

Of those 21,550 mares, 4,356 (20 per cent) were covered by 45 shuttle stallions.

The busiest stallion was shuttler Fastnet Rock, who covered 224 mares. Coolmore's son of Danehill was the only stallion to cover more than 200 mares, down from six in 2008.

The number of stallions covering three-figurebooks dropped from 77 in 2010 to 66.

 

AUSTRALIA'S BUSIEST STALLIONS IN 2011
 Name  Stud  Fee A$  No. mares covered
 Fastnet Rock  Coolmore  132,000  224
 Bon Hoffa  Bowness  8,800  198
 Sebring  Widden  38,500  192
 High Chaparral  Coolmore  99,000  187
 Not A Single Doubt  Arrowfield  24,750  180
 Oratorio  Coolmore  11,000  166
 

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Dark Angel £1,137,732
Pour Moi £1,058,673
Kodiac £1,044,975
Iffraaj £949,286
Fastnet Rock £874,766
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