In a huge boost for the Queensland breeding industry Aquis Farm is pleased to confirm that gun stallion Kiss And Make Up will stand at the group’s Queensland farm at Canungra this year.
After a highly successful 2017 at our New South Wales property in the Hunter Valley the race-proven son of More Than Ready (USA) will be moved north to join the group’s Queensland roster in time for the 2018 breeding season.
The Gai Waterhouse trained colt was retired last year due to a knee injury and was acquired by Aquis Farm as part of its strategy to build a more diverse roster.
Aquis Farm CEO Shane McGrath said despite the sire’s popularity in New South Wales he would be moved to Canungra this year.
“We have had a lot of questions from local breeders asking if he will be transferred so we are confident his popularity will travel with him,” he said.
“He will provide further balance to our Queensland roster and importantly give the local industry access to another high-quality sire that has great potential to replicate his success on the track with a stellar career as a stallion.”
Kiss And Make Up was the only juvenile to defeat Golden Slipper winner Capitalist when winning the Group II Todman Stakes at Randwick by two and a half lengths.
A January Magic Millions sales graduate, bred and offered by John Singleton’s Strawberry Hill Stud, Kiss And Make Up was purchased as a yearling by Waterhouse in 2015.
Kiss And Make Up is a blueblood in every respect, being by Champion 2yo sire More Than Ready (Sebring, More Joyous, Phelan Ready etc.) from the Waterhouse trained Australian Champion 2yo Filly Fashion’s Afield (Redoute’s Choice).