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Desert King Leads Aust Sires Table

Tuesday, 8th November 2005

Thanks to the deeds of champion mare Makybe Diva (winner of last week's Gr1 Melbourne Cup just 10 days after her victory in the Gr1 Cox Plate), Lynden Park shuttler Desert King has rocketed to the top of the Australian Sires table for the 2005-06 season. He is followed by NZ's Cambridge Stud stallion Zabeel & Arrowfield Stud's Redoute's Choice. The Top 10 to November 7 (according to the weekly Inglis update) are:

  1. Desert King (Danehill-Sabaah, by Nureyev) $6,512,306
  2. Zabeel (Sir Tristram-Lady Giselle, by Nureyev) $4,611,784
  3. Redoute's Choice (Danehill-Shantha's Choice, by Canny Lad) $3,922,289
  4. Danehill (Danzig-Razyana, by His Majesty) $2,743,650
  5. Encosta de Lago (Fairy King-Shoal Creek, by Star Way) $2,278,830
  6. Commands (Danehill-Cotehele House, by My Swanee) $2,049,655
  7. Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) $1,838,765
  8. Jeune (Kalaglow-Youthful, by Green Dancer) $1,733,820
  9. Snippets (Lunchtime-Easy Date, by Grand Chaudiere) $1,414,520
  10. Umatilla (Miswaki-Dancing Show, by Nijinsky) $1,315,229
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