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Vinery Sires Quinella Aust 2YO Premiership
In further stallion table news, Vinery Stud barn mates Mossman and Testa Rossa have capped a stellar year by claiming first and second position on the Australian 2YO Sire Premiership. The Vinery duo are joined in the Top Ten by another Vinery alumni Myboycharlie, whose stellar season included the Gr1 ATC Sires' Produce Stakes (1400m) winner Peggy Jean. Mossman sired three individual Gr1 winners for the season highlighted by a high profile 2YO crop of seven winners from 22 starts, led by his Golden Slipper-winning daughter Mossfun. Mossman was the only stallion whose 2YO progeny reached the $3 million barrier. Closest to him was Testa Rossa whose son Unecumbered took out the Magic Millions 2YO Classic (1200m) on the Gold Coast last January. In doing so, Bjorn Baker's colt emulated Testa Rossa's epic 4.5-lens win in the 1999 Magic Millions, having also won the Gr1 VRC Sire's Produce Stakes, Gr2 VRC Maribyrnong Plate and Gr3 VRC Debutante Stakes. Testa Rossa trained on to win five more Gr1 races, and with over 100 individual winners for the fifth season running, his progeny remain in strong demand with his 2014 yearlings selling for up to $320,000.