Downbytheseaside to resume stud duties on Friday

Media release : Woodlands Stud 

One of our most exciting young harness racing sires, Downbytheseaside is set to kick off his breeding season this coming Friday (October 15th 2021) after making a full recovery following colic surgery in August.

He is set to serve an outstanding book of mares across Australasia this season, his Australian book is full and closed and his New Zealand book is nearing capacity.

“We have been extremely pleased with the popularity of Downbytheseaside this season, but after seeing so much quality and potential in his young stock on the ground we can’t blame breeders for jumping at the opportunity to breed their mares to him,” said Woodland Stud’s New Zealand Sales and Marketing manager Stacey White.

“He was a terrific racehorse himself and his debut crop are flying in North America. The big thing in his favour down here though is that top breeders, breakers and trainers across Australasia continue to be impressed by his stock and we all know that is what matters most at the end of the day.” 

Downbytheseaside currently sits comfortably at the top of the stallion leader board for 2-year-olds in North America, over $400,000 clear of his nearest rival Captaintreacherous. He is also the sire of the talented, unbeaten 9-win filly, Sea Silk who is out of a Bettor’s Delight mare.

He continued a terrific season with strong results at last week’s Lexington yearling sales, being an Ohio based stallion his progeny were only sold on the final day but averaging over $77,000 for his 23 lots, including seven who went for over six figures. His top lot was a colt out of an Art Major mare who went for $230,000.

With those results combined with the terrific reports from Australasian breakers and trainers of his progeny down under, Downbytheseaside stands as the most exciting freshman sire in the world.

Woodlands Stud ensures that in the unlikely event that the plan for Downbytheseaside changes, breeders with mares booked in will be the first to be notified.

For any further queries about Downbytheseaside please contact:

Australasia: Mark Hughes - +61 451 650 707[email protected]

New Zealand: Stacey White - +64 21 595 492[email protected]

                  : Cameron Grant - +64 22 096 1897[email protected]

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