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Spill The Beans Joins Aquis Farm Roster
The inaugural stallion roster of Aquis Farm has been further enhanced for the 2016 breeding season following the prized purchase of a controlling interest in Snitzel's dual Group winning son Spill The Beans (Snitzel-Miss Dodwell, by Falbrav). By arrangement with Arrowfield Stud, Spill The Beans, who is regarded as one of the most sought-after 3YOs in training, will commence his stallion career at Aquis Farm at Canungra in Queensland immediately following the colt's winter carnival campaign in Queensland. Aquis Farm Stallion Manager Mark Wooldridge said Arrowfield would retain a significant interest in Spill The Beans and had agreed to support him with high quality mares in the early years of his stud career. The arrangements to stand Spill The Beans at Aquis Farm reflects the desire of Aquis Farm and Arrowfield to allow Queensland breeders the opportunity to readily access the Redoute's Choice/Snitzel breeding line. Mr Wooldridge confirmed that Spill The Beans will race in this weekend's Gr2 QTC Cup (1300m) in a final swan song to his career. "We are absolutely delighted to have secured one of the most commercial young entires in training for our first breeding season," declared Wooldridge. "No established sire in Australia is more commercial than Snitzel at this time, and with Spill The Beans we have managed to acquire a young horse that would not be out of place on any stallion roster in the country." Aquis Farm also intends to strongly support Spill The Beans with its better mares. "One of the most pleasing aspects of the acquisition is the fact that we can make Spill The Beans available to broodmare owners at a figure we firmly believe offers outstanding value and with the support of Arrowfield and Aquis Farm there is every chance that Spill The Beans will make it as a commercial stallion in Australia " Spill The Beans hails from the family of champion filly Bounding Away, winner of six Gr1 races including the Golden Slipper and Australian Oaks, and Gr1 Metropolitan Handicap winner Glastonbury. He will stand at Aquis Farm at the introductory service fee of $11,000 inc GST.