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Zabeel Leads Aust Sires Table

Tuesday, 1st November 2005

NZ's Cambridge Stud stallion Zabeel leads Arrowfield Stud's Redoute's Choice & Lynden Park shuttler Desert King (sire of today's Melbourne Cup favourite Makybe Diva) on the Australian Sires table for the 2005-06 season. They are followed by Woodlands Stud stallion Commands & last year's winner & ill-fated Coolmore champion Danehill. The Top 10 to October 31 (according to Inglis) are:

  1. Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) $4,416,584
  2. Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) $3,645,739
  3. Desert King (Danehill-Sabaah, by Nureyev) $3,276,946
  4. Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) $2,019,605
  5. Danehill (Danzig-Razyana, by His Majesty) $1,992,475
  6. Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) $1,905,705
  7. Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) $1,727,035
  8. Snippets (Lunchtime-Easy Date, by Grand Chaudiere) $1,312,520
  9. More Than Ready (Southern Halo-Woodman's Girl, by Woodman) $1,222,530
  10. Lion Hunter (Danehill-Pure Of Heart, by Godswalk) $999,010
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