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2/5/2020 Scenic Lodge service fees unchanged for 2020

Scenic Lodge has pledged its ongoing commitment to the WA industry by keeping all service fees at the same level as last year.

Snippetson and Universal Ruler remain at $6,600 and Dash For Cash at $2,750.  All fees are GST inclusive with a free return.

“We have made the decision not to make any changes with the uncertainty due to COVID-19,” stated Scenic Lodge General Manager Jeremy Smith.  “In saying that, Snippetson and Universal Ruler are definitely worthy of fee increases on the back of their superb form in the last year or two.

“We are confident our stallions are standout choices for broodmare owners this season.  All three are completely free of Danehill blood which gives breeders some great options looking for an outcross to their mares.”

Snippetson (Snippets) is the leading active stallion in Western Australia this season with progeny earnings of $2.6 million.  He has an excellent chance of also winning the WA 2YO premiership.

He sired Champion WA 2YO Tinsnip in his first crop from Scenic Lodge in 2018-19 and he’s done it again with Gemma’s Son who won the RL Magic Millions Classic and LR Perth Stakes earlier this year.

Snippetson leads the 2YO table with $593,720 and there’s more to come in the final quarter of the season with the likes of last-start Pinjarra winner Samsurian and recent trial winners Playing For Keeps and Snipillicious.

Universal Ruler (Scenic) was WA Champion active sire last season and that success has been reflected in his popularity with breeders.  He has been the busiest local stallion for the last two seasons covering 93 mares at $4,950 in 2018 and topping that with 117 mares at a $6,600 fee in 2019.

His Melbourne-based mare Bam’s On Fire is primed for a career-high performance in the G1 Robert Sangster Stakes (1200m) this Saturday.  She’s coming off a G3 Victoria Hcp victory at Caulfield and has drawn ideally in the $400,000 sprint at Morphettville.

Closer to home, Universal Ruler sired 6 winners over the Anzac long-weekend and his LR Sheila Gwynne Classic winner Angelic Ruler will be set for more black-type in the Roma Cup and Belmont Sprint.

Dash For Cash (Secret Savings) is great value for a proven stallion with 395 individual winners at an amazing 65% strike-rate.  He reached 1200 wins on Anzac Day before turning the corner with I'm Pretty at Pinjarra on Sunday.

For more information or bookings, please contact Jeremy Smith on 041 994 3356 or [email protected]