The Fung family are delighted to announce that outstanding Gr.1-winning sprint sensation PIERATA will headline the Aquis stallion roster in 2020.
The best son of Champion sire Pierro, Pierata defeated 39 individual Group 1 winners of 79 Group 1 races including the likes of Trapeze Artist, Bivouac, Brutal, Exceedance, Nature Strip, Santa Ana Lane and Redzel, during a stellar race career.
Renowned for his toughness and tenacity as much as his class, Pierata’s career, in which he accumulated in excess of $5.8m in earnings, was punctuated by a series of outstanding performances.
In Randwick’s time-honoured Gr.1 All Aged Stakes, he was too sharp for the likes of Osborne Bulls, Fierce Impact, Champagne Cuddles, Le Romain and Manuel.
In the Gr.2 Shorts over 1100m, he was too quick for the likes of Redzel and Classique Legend, while in the Gr.3 Sydney Stakes over 1200m, he ran a quicker time that what it took Redzel to win The Everest on the same card.
All told, Pierata won or placed in 5 Group 1 races from 1100m to 1600m and holds the distinction of being the only offspring of Pierro to win a Group 1 at less than a mile.
Pierata will stand at Aquis Hunter Valley, NSW at a fee of $44,000 (including GST).
“Pierata has all the attributes that any commercial breeder desires,” commented Aquis’ CEO Tony (Tubba) Williams.
“Physically he emulates his sire and sire line with distinction, strength, balance, scope, speed and importantly temperament. He developed a following from the racing public and the industry with his tenacious racing style, enabling him to perform at the highest level in every season that he raced.”
Also set to stand his debut season at Aquis in 2020 is Not A Single Doubt’s highly talented Breeders’ Plate winning son DUBIOUS.
The fastest ever winner of the sire-making Gr.3 Breeders’ Plate (1000m), Dubious’ time of 56.45 eclipsed those clocked by the likes of past winners Capitalist, Vancouver, Pierro, Sebring, Snitzel and Choisir.
By the same sire as Aquis’ sensational Gr.1 Golden Slipper and Champion 2YO elect Farnan, Dubious’ mental toughness and sensational juvenile ability saw the colt finish second in the Magic Millions 2YO Classic of his year, emulating the effort of his outstanding sire in the same race.
He also captured the Gr.2 Champagne Classic (1200m) at Doomben, a race won in the past by the exciting young sire Brazen Beau, before finishing his 2YO campaign with a gutsy fifth, beaten a length and a half by triple Gr.1 winner The Bostonian in the Gr.1 Kingsford-Smith Cup (1300m) at weight-for-age.
Dubious hails from the extended family of Champion Sires Street Cry and Shamardal, who between them have sired just shy of 50 Group 1 winners.
“Dubious is the perfect addition for our Queensland roster, a brilliant 2YO and well-travelled 3YO, he displays absolute strength and speed indicative of his sire Not A Single Doubt, who has developed into one of the hottest sires in Australia.”
“Dubious displayed toughness and speed which cannot be denied. He has all the qualities that breeders seek, natural muscle, good bone, presence and a good temperament.”
Dubious will stand at Aquis Canungra, QLD at a fee of $13,200 (including GST)
With a strong cross section of stallions standing to compliment every commercial breeder’s broodmare band, Divine Prophet’s first crop yearlings were extremely well received in the sale ring and have gone into the leading stables in the country, while Invader offers the Danehill speed through his sire Snitzel and his first foals in 2019 have all the quality attributes that trainer’s seek.
Aquis are standing stallions to compliment the Danehill sire-line mares, in Santos, Brave Smash and Spieth, while in Victoria Lean Mean Machine was supported extremely well in his first season and in Queensland, we have the roster to suit all breeders’ needs.
Consulting with breeders and listening to their needs in what can only be described as extraordinary times, Aquis’
2020 Stallion Roster service fees that reflect those discussions in order to support those that support Aquis.
With a total of 15 stallions on the 2020 roster, the diverse selection will give breeders access to a selection of
outstanding physical specimens from many of the leading bloodlines in the country, at fees that ensure the longevity of
breeders within the industry.
“Our three-state roster offers enormous opportunities to breeders and we are mindful of the challenging year we’ve all experienced within the industry.”
“We offer a product in our stallions that gives breeders the opportunity of success. We create partnerships which are long standing, highlighting that any farm is only as good as its clients.
“We cannot control the economy, but we can work with our clients to develop long term relationships and returns, and we’ve been mindful of this with the fees we’ve adopted for the 2020 season.”
For more information please contact Aquis CEO Tony ‘Tubba” Williams on 0428 932 663.
Aquis 2020 Stallion Fees
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