A Kiss Is A Bonus!

In Bloodstock & Breeding, Spill The Beans, Stallions, Thoroughbred Racing by Ben Ready

Kiss and Make Up, out of the Champion 2YO Fashions Afield, will stand the 2018 season at Aquis’ Queensland base having served over 100 mares at Aquis, Hunter Valley, last spring, in what was his first season at stud.

Kiss and Make Up, who has the distinction of being the only juvenile to defeat the Golden Slipper winner and Australian Champion Two-Year-Old Capitalist when winning the sire-making Group Two Todman Stakes, is by the proven sire of sires More Than Ready.

Many of the shareholders in Kiss and Make Up are Queensland-based breeders so the relocation of Kiss and Make Up for 2018 will not only serve to facilitate them but it will also offer local breeders in the region an opportunity to breed from this promising young sire and to tap into his much sought-after bloodlines.

The move also means that all Kiss And Make Up’s first crop foals will not only be BOBS eligible but will also be eligible for QTIS via the breed-back scheme if the mare visits one of Aquis’ Queensland based stallions (or indeed any Queensland based stallion) in 2018.

There are eight mares selling at Magic Millions this week in-foal to the regally-bred Kiss and Make Up;

  • Lot 848 Aimless, on account of Aquis, is a daughter of the multiple Group Two-winning Exceed and Excel mare DILLY DALLY.
  • Lot 903 Bella Epoch, on account of Aquis, is a daughter of the Stakes-winning juvenile GOLDEN MILLENNIUM.
  • Lot 940 Carmen Over Baby, on account of Noble Bend Farm, is a daughter of the Stakes-performed Scenic mare Carmenesque.
  • Lot 965 Classy Chanel, on account of Glastonbury Farms, is a juvenile winner out of a half-sister to the Joint Top Filly of 2010-11, MIRJULISA LASS.
  • Lot 1091 Had Me At Hello, on account of Aquis, is by Not A Single Doubt out of the Stakes-performed Ashkalani mare Precious Lass.
  • Lot 1220 Miss Gosford, on account of Strawberry Hill Stud, has a pedigree laden with two-year-old black-type and is a granddaughter of MERLENE – Head of the 1995-96 Australasian 2YO Classification.
  • Lot 1281 Our Time Will Come, on account of Aquis, is a 2YO city winner out of the Group 3 SAJC Sires’ Produce Stakes winner BANTRY BAY.
  • Lot 1463 Umbakumba, on account of Noble Bend Farm, is by Umatilla, out of the Stakes-performed Scenic mare Carmenesque.

View their pedigrees here.