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Shamus Award Retires To Widden Stud

Friday, 2nd May 2014

Widden Stud has announced that it has secured an exciting new addition to its 2014 roster with Gr1 Cox Plate and VRC Australian Guineas hero Shamus Award to be retired to stud immediately. The best son of outstanding young Redoute's Choice sire Snitzel, the Danny O'Brien trained Shamus Award stamped himself as the best 3YO in the country last spring when he led throughout to win Australasia's weight-for-age championship, the WS Cox Plate. Shamus Award returned in the Autumn and created history by becoming the first 3YO to win the sire-making Gr1 Australian Guineas after winning the WS Cox Plate. Deservingly, Shamus Award retires to Widden as this season's Timeform Champion Australian 3YO. Shamus Award won or placed on 10 occasions from 14 starts with prize-money of $2,473,500. "Shamus Award is the first 3yo ever to win the Cox Plate-Australian Guineas double and we are thrilled to have him join our roster alongside our other new addition, the brilliant dual Group I winning sprinter Zoustar who also made history as the first 3yo to win the Gr1 Golden Rose-Coolmore Stud Stakes double," said Widden Stud owner Antony Thompson. Widden Stud has also announced its service fees for 2014 on a top-class roster of 11 stallions headlined by Golden Slipper winning sires Sebring and Stratum:

  • Shamus Award (Snitzel-Sunset Express) $27,500
  • Zoustar (Northern Meteor-Zouzou) $44,000
  • Sebring (More Than Ready-Purespeed) $60,500
  • Stratum (Redoute's Choice-Bourgeois) $38,500
  • Your Song (Fastnet Rock-Zembu) $22,000
  • Star Witness (Starcraft-Leone Chiara) $22,000
  • Nicconi (Bianconi-Nicola Lass) $13,200
  • Snippetson (Snippets-Snowdrift) $8,800
  • Tickets (Redoute's Choice-Staging) $8,800
  • Dreamscape (Choisir-Faith in Dreams) $6,600
  • Lucky Owners (Danehill-Miss Priority) $6,600

*All fees GST inclusive

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