Australian Sires: Outreach Producing Quality Foals
Widden Stud based Outreach looks like he has a big future based on the high quality foals he has produced.
Widden Stud’s Outreach impressed many broodmare owners at the stallion parades last year with his typically powerful bay Danehill line good looks and judging by his first foal, there will be a lot of happy breeders this spring.
Group III placed behind Golden Slipper winner Vancouver at his only race start, Outreach has been priced affordably at $7,700 and covered 136 mares last spring.
One of his first foals to be born is this lovely filly, the first foal of well related mare Queen of the Nile, who looks particularly well suited to a mating with Outreach.
Queen of the Nile is a placed half-sister to Caulfield Cup hero and six time Group I winner Mummify and also to the dams of Group winning fillies Ottoman (sired by Outreach’s sire Exceed and Excel) and Take Pride (sired by his three-quarter brother-in-blood Reward for Effort).
“She is a lovely strong filly, well-marked with exceptional muscle, very much in the mould of Exceed and Excel and just what we had hoped for with Outreach,” said David Merrick, Stud Manager.
Another wonderful Outreach foal was born at Larneuk Stud
Arcangela’s last foal sold was at Easter 2016 – lot 460 by HINCHINBROOK sold for $100,000.
As a full brother to Golden Slipper winner Overreach and three-quarter brother-in-blood to Group I MRC Blue Diamond winner and leading Victorian sire Reward for Effort, Outreach is bred in the purple.
The natural ability he showed in that one start before his career was cut short by injury would suggest Outreach could have easily added further Group I glory to his family, so breeders have a unique opportunity to access a horse of the very highest quality at a very reasonable fee.
Outreach stands again this spring at a fee of $7,700.
*Brilliantly fast, Group performing son of World Champion 2yo sire Exceed & Excel
*Enormously popular in 1st season covering over 130 mares in 2016
*On debut, stretched Golden Slipper winner Vancouver in the Canonbury Stakes Gr3.
*Full brother to Champion 2yo filly & Golden Slipper winner OVERREACH.
*3/4 brother to Blue Diamond winner & emerging young sire REWARD FOR EFFORT.
*“A machine. Without doubt Golden Slipper class. A genuine Group 1 colt” Peter Snowden
*Magnificent type – “A stunning animal, everything you wish for as a breeder” George Altomonte
Widden Stud is a name synonymous with champion sires – Marscay, Vain, Bletchingly, Todman, and General Nediym – brilliant, tough, speed oriented horses that left a legacy of greatness for generations to come. The current roster features an array of young sires with aspirations to greatness and the process that brought them to the Widden Valley is one that did not happen by chance.
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