2020 Service Fee: $13,750 (inc. GST)
Encosta De Lago x Crowned Glory (Danehill)
Standing at Seymour, VIC
A son of multiple Champion sire Encosta De Lago, whose sire line has produced Northern Meteor, Rubick and Zoustar, out of Gr.1 STC Golden Slipper runner-up Crowned Glory, a daughter of breed shaping sire in Danehill, Needs Further was victorious in the ATC Gr.3 Carbine Club Stakes from just five career starts.
From the immediate family of multiple Australian and New Zealand Champion Sire Zabeel and his half-brother Baryshnikov, both winners of the Gr.1 VRC Australian Guineas, Needs Further is a half-brother to Gr.1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes and Gr.1 ATC Randwick Guineas winner Hallowed Crown, sire of this season’s dominant Gr.1 ATC Australian Oaks winner Colette.
With four crops of racing age, Needs Furthers statistics rival many leading sires and is highlighted by $3.7m stakes earner Mystic Journey who by winning the Gr.1 VRC Australian Guineas aligns herself with best fillies of their generation Miss Finland, Mosheen and Shamrocker.
Needs Furthers progeny include the exciting sprinter Bold Star, winner of the Listed VRC Kensington Stakes, Gr.3 TTC Vamos Stakes winner Derouche, also a winner of the Tasmanian Magic Millions 2YO and 3YO Classics, as well as multiple stakes winning fillies Pateena Arena and Mystical Pursuits.
"He’s arguably had the best start to a stud career that any Tasmanian based stallion has had in the modern era and he really has earnt the right to access to bigger and better quality books of mares which Aquis and the Victorian market will no doubt offer."
David Whishaw, Armidale Stud
"When we first inspected him [Needs Further] before he had even served mares we thought he looked amazing, and now, well he is a colossus, the spitting image of Encosta de Lago."
Ralph Zito, co-breeder of Gr.1 winner Mystic Journey
"From birth he was always a bit of a standout. He's a lovely big strong type and I have no doubt he can make the grade as a sire."
Andrew Baddock, Gooree Park Stud, Breeder of Needs Further