Aquis has added multiple American Grade 3 winner Officiating to its Queensland roster for the 2024 season, with the son of Blame to stand at $12,500 (inc GST).

Officiating has been added to Aquis' roster (Photo: Sharon Chapman/Aquis)

Officiating, who won five races for trainer Saffie Joseph, is a complete outcross to the dominant Danehill line and has been pursued by Aquis for some time.

“In a deal we spent most of 2023 putting together in the USA, Officiating is perfect for our local broodmare population, that’s why he’s here and we’ve already seen a glimpse of that through this season’s Group 2 Todman Stakes winner Switzerland being by Snitzel out of a Blame mare,” Aquis Stallions Director of Sales, Jonathan Davies said.

“For us, launching stallions and developing value for our stallion shareholders is what it’s about and like Brave Smash and Royal Meeting, Officiating is that tough, sound, outcross stallion that will work and we have no doubt in four to five years’ time he will be sought by all the big studs in the Hunter Valley and Victoria."

He is one of eight stallions on Aquis roster, which is headed by Kobayashi, who has had a fee rise from $8,800 to $15,000.

Kobayashi, a son of I Am Invincible, has produced a career high 34 winners this season, with three crops to the track. Among them is his first stakes winner Mishani Lily, who won the recent Listed Dalrello Stakes at Eagle Farm.

Lean Mean Machine stays at $13,200 with the son of Zoustar having also marked his first stakes winner recently thanks to Material Dreams.

Group 1-winning sprinter Jonker, who will have his third season at stud, has had a price drop from $16,500 to $12,500. Stronger has also come back in his second season from $13,750 to $9900.

Invader stands for $8800, Glenfiddich for $5500 and The Mission for $4400.

Fellow Queensland farm Telemon Stud also confirmed its fees for 2024.

Sun City and Sidestep will both stand for $8800, while The Odyssey stands for $5500 and Jungle Cat $4950.

Meanwhile, Western Australian stud Oakland Park Stud, already the home of Sessions and Shooting To Win ($8800 each), has added Ingratiating, a son of Frosted, to its roster.

By the same sire as Oakland Park’s star two-year-old Bustling, the former Godolphin sprinter will stand for $9000 inc GST in his first season.

Bowness Stud in NSW has confirmed its resident stallion D'Argento will against stand for $16,500 (inc GST).

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