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Flying Spur Closing On 100 Stakes-Winners
Meanwhile, the decision by Arrowfield Stud to withdraw stallion Flying Spur "following a sudden and irreversible decline in fertility this season" comes at a time when the former Champion Sire is closing in on the elusive 100 stakes-winners mark. The winner of six races at two & three, including the Gr1 STC Golden Slipper Stakes, Gr1 VRC Australian Guineas & Gr1 AJC All Aged Stakes, Flying Spur's progeny currently number 86 individual stakes-winners, among them 12 Gr1 winners. Damsire of 33 stakes-winners, his 931 yearlings sold in Australia & New Zealand since 1999 have averaged $128,346, and 21 have fetched $500,000 or more.