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Stud Book Highlights Stallion Decline
A report in today's The Australian has highlighted the changing Australian stallion demographics: "Almost 10 per cent fewer stallions were active in 2005 than in the 2004 season." The total number of stallions that stood at stud in 2005 was 868, a decline of 90 fewer than in 2004, yet high mare returns have been recorded. There were 22 stallions that covered 100 or more mares, headed by Coolmore's Encosta De Lago on 245.