14th April, 2022


Togetherness. It takes us all a long way.

In the interests of #BreedingBrilliance, it is an atmosphere of doing it together that drives our team at Rosemont Stud. Together in the fields, together in the good times or bad, together with our clients, our breeding partners, together on the racetrack, together in the winners room. Success starts together.

The Rosemont Stallion roster for 2022 highlights our commitment to a burgeoning Victorian industry. A stallion roster small in number but high in Quality. Excitement. In Brilliance….

Retiring to Rosemont in 2022 is the explosive, EXTREME WARRIOR – the Highest Rated 3yo by the freakish young sire, EXTREME CHOICE.

A multiple stakes performer as an early 2yo, It was however at Three, in a competitive Group 3 Blue Sapphire Stakes at Caulfield, that EXTREME WARRIOR emphatically laid claim to his Group One talent. A last 400m blitz which race-caller Matt Hill described as a ‘demolition’…. ‘Extreme Warrior runs straight past Profiteer…this is going to be a demolition!’

It was a ‘wow’ performance which led to many ratings experts, including Deane Lester, declaring Extreme Warrior a Group One winner in the making.

Co-trainer Mick Price, who trained his sire Extreme Choice, could not speak highly enough of his young charge.

“He’s an outstanding colt and obviously proud that he’s by a stable favourite in Extreme Choice. This colt put his hand up as a ‘proper one’ almost instantly as he’s got a beautiful attitude, a truckload of natural speed and quickens off a fast tempo. Everything he does, he does with ease. Only the really good ones have that characteristic.

Extreme Warrior is the Highest rated 3yo son of Extreme Choice with a TF Rating of 118 and arguably the best bred son of his sire to retire in 2022. From the first crop of a freakish young stallion who has set the industry alight with 18.5% SW/R’s and a Golden Slipper winner in his first crop.

Extreme Warrior remains in work with Group One goals in Brisbane prior to retiring to Rosemont. Breeders are urged to contact the team to reserve a booking with a fee to be determined upon retirement.

The spectacular rise of SHAMUS AWARD in the Australian Stallion ranks over the last 18 months has been nothing short of phenomenal and sees his fee increased to $88,000 inc GST for 2022.

Four individual Group One winners and a further seven Group or Listed winners ranging from 1100m-2400m has him comfortably in the Top 5 of the Australian General Sires Premiership for the 21/22’ season with almost $13m in seasonal prizemoney.

Not only has SHAMUS AWARD quite clearly established himself as the dominant son of champion sire Snitzel, statistically he’s now amongst the elite sires in Australia. In fact, his 7% SW/R’s ratio is easily the best of any stallion standing in Victoria.

Headlining his last 12 months was the emergence of his powerhouse middle distance superstar, INCENTIVISE. A freakish talent who ripped through the spring winning the Makybe Diva Gr1 1600m, Turnbull Stakes 2000m Gr1 & Caulfield Cup 2400m Gr1 by over 3 lengths. With a Timeform Rating of 129, Incentive is the current Highest Rated Racehorse in Australia.

Like INCENTIVISE in the spring, 4yo mare DUAIS lit up the autumn with scintillating wins in the WFA Group 1 Australian Cup & Group 1 Tancred Stakes – the first horse since the great Makybe Diva to take the double.

Toasting Further Group One glory was 3yo filly EL PATRONESS who joined MEDIA AWARD as a Group One Classic winner taking out the last week’s $1m Australian Oaks by a big margin for trainer Danny O’Brien.

Shamus Award’s ability to upgrade mares is well documented and the versatility at being able to produce sprinters of the highest class (such as multiple Group One sprinter SWATS THAT) through to Group One performers at a mile and beyond is without peer in the Victorian stallion ranks.

With books of 150, 190 & 200+ over the last three years, expect to see a new Victorian charge for the mantle of Champion Australian sire…

Remaining at his introductory fee last year of $17,600, HANSEATIC retired in 2021 with a huge 2yo profile and a wave of excitement from breeders who were quick to identify his obvious commercial appeal.

It was no surprise that at the conclusion of Hanseatic’s first breeding season in 2021, he became the most patronized first season stallion in Victorian Breeding history by covering his 190th mare of the season. With over 160 mares in-foal there was no better reflection of the popularity this exciting young stallion has amongst local & interstate breeders.

By gun sire STREET BOSS (sire of this season’s brilliant G1 winning colt ANAMOE) – the #1 source of the Street Cry line, HANSEATIC covered over 30 Stakes Winning mares, over 25 Stakes Producers (including the dams of Group One winners BELLA VELLA, BEAUTY GENERATION & KRONE), whilst over 70 mares covered were half sisters to stakes winners.

Given this quality and patronage, 2022 shapes as the ‘smart’ play to consider Hanseatic; the most likely of all stallions who retired last year to jump the blocks early with his 2yo’s.

Described by trainer Anthony Freedman as ‘dynamite…the best 2yo we have had since Alinghi’, Hanseatic blends the most important requirements one looks for in a young, Australian stallion; classprecocityx-factorspeedrock-star looks and an elite 2yo ratingnot to mention he is from the immediate family of the fastest ever, BLACK CAVIAR.

Rounding out the Rosemont roster is the magnificent I Am Invincible sire STRASBOURG who remains at $11,000 inc GST.

Strasbourg caught the eye of many a good judge upon his arrival at Rosemont in 2020 with the $750,000 Inglis Easter purchase & Group 2 winning 2yo covering book of 100+ in each of his first two seasons and supported by some of country’s most astute breeders.

The 2021 season led to another strong book with majority support from those breeders looking to use the stallion again after being impressed with the first crop of foals.

The highest rated son of sire sensation I Am Invincible to stand in Victoria since Brazen Beau retired here in 2015, Strasbourg is a Group 2 winning, multiple stakes performer in his juvenile season and the most precocious son of ‘Vinnie’ to stand at stud anywhere in Australia.

A 2yo that Peter Snowden felt was an “elite talent” and Jockey Tommy Berry described as ‘electric’, Strasbourg was considered a Golden Slipper horse early in his career after a brilliant debut victory prior to Christmas – a reflection of his extreme precocity.

Physically, he is a special physical and has let down superbly.


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