After a pleasing first season at stud, exciting young stallion War Decree will return to Inglewood Stud in 2019 where he will stand at an unchanged fee of $6,500+GST.
“We were rapt with the response to War Decree,” Inglewood Stud’s Gus Wigley said.
“For a non-syndicated horse to serve just under 100 mares speaks volumes about his appeal as a stallion.
“He drew mares from all over the country and the quality was outstanding, on one day alone he covered maiden siblings to Australian Group One winners Ace High, Shamexpress and Who Shot Thebarman.”
A winner of the prestigious Gr.2 Vintage Stakes (1400m) at Goodwood, War Decree is a son of War Front, North America’s most expensive stallion commanding a service fee of US$250,000.
War Decree is owned in partnership with Kevin Hickman of Valachi Downs, who has proven as enthusiastic about the stallion as Wigley.
“Kevin got right behind the horse last year buying some nice mares on the Gold Coast specifically for him and sending down 15 mares in all,” Wigley said.
“War Decree is such an amazingly fertile horse, he nailed his first 18 pregnancy tests in a row, and we were rapt to repay Kevin’s support by sending all of his mares home in foal.
“Our search for a new stallion took four years and we chased War Decree for over 12 months, so we were obviously keen to support him heavily ourselves.
“We’ve got some lovely mares lined up for him this season, including a young half-sister to this season’s Golden Slipper winner Kiamichi, along with black-type producing mares Mystique, Dolly’s Wig, Udiditagain and Secret Scent among others.”