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Flying Spur Again Sires Most Aust Winners
Arrowfield Stud home-bred sire Flying Spur (Danehill-Rolls, by Mr Prospector) has secured back-to-back Champion Sire By Winners titles, having sired 131 individual winners during the just completed 2005-06 Australian season (1 ahead of fellow Arrowfield-bred Danehill stallion Lion Hunter who stood at Oaklands Stud prior to his death). Flying Spur won the title last year with 267 runners generating 127 winners; this season his 256 runners generated 131 winners (an Australian record) at 51.2% winners-to-runners. In addition, Flying Spur again finished among the Top 10 Australian General Sires with his progeny earning $5.9 million during the 2005-06 season to place him 6th behind fellow Arrowfield stallion Redoute's Choice (who captured his 1st title with progeny earnings of $11.1 million).