Smart Missile has had his fee set for the 2019 breeding season. He will stand at Twin Hills Stud, Cootamundra at a fee of $22,000 (inc GST).
The performance of the progeny of Smart Missile over the past year has placed him in the upper ranks of Australia’s proven stallions. He is currently fifth of all stallions in terms of the number of winners produced for the season, placing him behind only I Am Invincible, Snitzel, Written Tycoon and Sebring. He is eighth of all active sires in Australia on the General Sires list, by prizemoney.
Smart Missile’s recent Stakes winners are led by the Group 1 winner Maid Of Heaven, who beat colts in the Spring Champion Stakes and the outstanding, but ill fated, Smart Melody who won the Group 2 Thousand Guineas prelude. His two year olds include the Stakes winner, Jericho Missile.
At the 2019 yearling sales, Smart Missile’s progeny have sold for up to $360,000.
“Smart Missile is a very good stallion. His progeny win”. Twin Hills’ Olly Tait remarked.
“Over the past 12 months the quality of his offspring has also been on display. A number of Stakes winners over a range of distances and of course his first Group 1 winner, Maid Of Heaven.
“His stock are winning everywhere and he is tremendously good value, particularly when you compare his fee to those of other proven stallions.”
Twin Hills is also the home to Odyssey Moon, one of Snitzel’s best two year olds at stud. Odyssey Moon’s eldest progeny are foals, a selection of which will be sold at the upcoming weanling sales. Odyssey Moon’s fee will be unchanged in 2019 at $8,800 (inc GST).