As Chatswood enters a 49th year of operation, I welcome readers to our 2020 stallion brochure. I am very proud of our history, longevity and the champion stallions and racehorses that have called Chatswood home over the years.
I believe our stallion roster represents excellent value in 2020.
Inference commences his third season at Stud in 2020. The $1 Million earning, Group 1 Winning son of So You Think has breeders talking. His first crop certainly inherited their sires’ exceptional looks which resulted in Inference covering over 100 mares in his second season. They are classy individuals with beautiful temperaments. I think they will make very nice yearlings.
This season has seen Inference enjoy significant pedigree updates. His half-brother Dragon Leap has emerged as a future star, taking out the Auckland Guineas and Avondale Guineas. Meanwhile, his half-sister Montia won on debut as a 2YO at Moonee Valley. Both Montia and Dragon Leap have lofty Spring targets. Visiting Inference in 2020 means the sale of the resultant yearling will coincide with Inference’s first 3YO runners.
Reward For Effort once again provides much needed reliability and consistency for Australian breeders. ‘Reward’ has earned the title of Champion Victorian active sire of winners in 2019/20 with 95 individual winners, taking his career progeny earnings passed $25 Million. He can always produce a strong, honest type, as evidenced by his yearlings selling up to $155k in 2020.
The excitement generated from standing two stallions at differing stages of their careers provides us with the enthusiasm to keep doing what we love. I would like to sincerely thank every single breeder who has supported us over our 49 year history.
Started by my father Alan, we remain as one of the few family owned studs in an industry that has enjoyed the financial windfalls of overseas investment. It will no doubt be a difficult season for our industry but if given the choice, I encourage you to support locally owned studs, where proceeds remain in Australia.
We love showing off our beautiful farm, so I extend a warm welcome for you to visit by appointment on any day. Wishing you all the best for an exciting breeding season,
– Greg Willis.