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15th January - FIRST HAVANA GREY FOALS ARRIVE
We are pleased to report the first foals have arrived for HAVANA GREY.
Born this morning 15th January. A very strong colt out of Foxcatcher (below). He has lots of bone. We haven’t weighed him yet, but he looks like he’d be nearing 60kg. We’re delighted that he’s a lovely stone grey as we’re keen to see how dominant Havana Grey is in throwing his colour. It’s a real bonus when one of our best young mares has a good colt by our first crop sire.

Havana Grey x Foxcatcher

1st January - SHOWCASING STARTS 2020 IN STYLE
Showcasing made an explosive start to the New Year when his New Zealand-bred 2yo filly Play That Song won the Grade 2 Eclipse Stakes at Ellerslie in impressive fashion.

 The unbeaten filly was returning from a two-month break since winning the Listed Wellesley Stakes and proved far too strong for the hot favourite Not An Option over the last 300 metres to win by 1 1/4 lengths.

Bred by Windsor Park Stud, Play That Song is out of the Falkirk mare Supreme who is a daughter of Gr.2 Matamata Breeders’ Stakes winner Maxamore.

The exciting juvenile's next assignment is the $1m Karaka Million at Ellerslie on January 25th.

1st November - Whitsbury Manor Stud - Stallion Fees For 2020

Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud, is pleased to announce the stud fees for its four stallions in 2020.

Following on from another successful year for SHOWCASING he will again stand next season at £55,000 SLF. Ed Harper “This reflects another fantastic year on the track headlined by his son Advertise winning both the Commonwealth Cup and Prix Maurice de Gheest”

DUE DILIGENCE will stand at the increased fee of £8,500 SLF having had an excellent first season in which he supplied three individual stakes winners including two Group winners Good Vibes and Streamline. Ed Harper “ We have really enjoyed watching his first runners all season from the first 2yo stakes winner in May to adding two Group wins at the end of the season. However, we very much want to keep him affordable to everyone as there are so few affordable proven sires available.”

Group 1 winning sprinter HAVANA GREY will stand his second season at £6,500 SLF having covered a full book of 145 mares in 2019. Ed Harper “We could not have been happier with the way he’s been received and his excellent fertility, so we head into next year with a lot of confidence.”

ADAAY who’s first yearlings sold up to £210,000 will again stand at a fee of £5,000 SLF. Ed Harper “We were delighted with his first yearling sales in which he achieved four six-figure sales but are still keen to offer our clients the best possible value with his first runners arriving next year.”

SHOWCASING  £55,000 1st Oct. SLF
DUE DILIGENCE £8,500 1st Oct. SLF
HAVANA GREY  £6,500 1st Oct. SLF
ADAAY £5,000 1st Oct. SLF