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Australian Sires Premiership Update

Tuesday, 12th December 2017

After nineteen weeks of the 2017-18 racing season, Arrowfield Stud's incumbent Champion Australian Sire Snitzel is still a long way out in front on the national sires' leader board with progeny earnings in excess of $13.3 million. Occupying second position is Coolmore's ill-fated High Chaparral, who made a significant move up the leader board after the wins of Rekindling in the Melbourne Cup and Ace High in the Victoria Derby in the spring. He currently boasts earnings of $8.9 million, while Coolmore's former Gr1-winning Champion Australian Sire Fastnet Rock rounds out the top three with $5.4 million in progeny earnings. According to arion.co.nz, the Top 10 ranked stallions in Australia (as of 11 December) are:

  1. Snitzel (Redoute's Choice) - $13,305,462
  2. High Chaparral (Sadler's Wells) - $8,900,545
  3. Fastnet Rock (Danehill) - $5,462,076
  4. Street Cry (Machiavellian) - $5,436,457
  5. Not a Single Doubt (Redoute's Choice) - $5,316,217
  6. I Am Invincible (Invincible Spirit) - $5,189,232
  7. Sebring (More Than Ready) - $3,657,823
  8. Lope de Vega (Shamardal) - $3,534,898
  9. Teofilo (Galileo) - $3,268,507
  10. Galileo (Sadler's Wells) - $2,971,839
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