Spill The Beans To Reverse Shuttle To The National Stud

In Farm News, Industry News & Views, Spill The Beans, Stallions, Thoroughbred Racing by Ben Ready

Aquis Farm is pleased to announce our very own multiple Group winning sprinter Spill The Beans, will reverse shuttle to The National Stud Newmarket, in conjunction with Atlas Stallions Ltd.

The National Stud, owned by The Jockey Club is a perfect partner for Aquis Farm offering similar services such as boarding, spelling and sales prep. The National Stud rose to fame in the early 1900’s breeding Blandford, a horse who only raced four times he was able to win the Prince of Wales’ Stakes. Moving on to a stud career which included winning the Champion Sires title three times, he sired 11 Classic winners and remains only one of four stallions to have sired four Derby winners. The National Stud is also responsible for breeding other famed horses such as Sun Chariot and Big Game, whilst also standing breed shaping Derby winner Mill Reef, who in turn went on to sire Derby winners Shirley Heights and Reference Point. Currently, The National Stud stand along with Spill The Beans, G1 winning miler Marcel and Gregorian, who was undefeated at two whilst winning G2 and G3 races over 1400m as an older horse.

In 2008, The Jockey Club acquired The National Stud and in doing so The National Stud derives significant benefit from the fact it is governed by Royal Charter, the commercial operations act solely for the good of British horseracing and its patron is Her Majesty The Queen.

Spill The Beans will be the first son of current Australian Champion Stallion sensation Snitzel to stand in Europe. Snitzel has equalled Danehill’s single season record of 26 Australian Stakes-winners and in the process set a new Australian record for stallion earnings in a season with AU$16.2 million. Spill The Beans was undefeated at two and a multiple Group winning sprinter at three, including the G2 QTC Cup (1300m). He defeated G1 winners Pride of Dubai, Stratum Star and Holler in a career spanning 11 races showing his consistency and soundness.

Currently standing his second season here in Australia for $11,000 at our Canungra Queensland property, he was the most popular first-season sire in Australia in 2016, covering 202 mares.

National Stud Chairman Ben Sangster added “This is a great opportunity for European breeders to have access to one of the most sought-after stud lines in the business, and we are delighted to be standing such a good looking and talented young sire”.

A northern hemisphere fee for Spill The Beans will be announced at a later date.

Aquis Farm look forward to a long and successful partnership with The National Stud as both stud farms continue to shape the future of the Thoroughbred industry.