After relocating to Victoria, underrated stallion Foxwedge continues his strong recent form with stakes wins for Lunar Fox and Villami.
Foxwedge now has 43 black type earners with his oldest progeny four year-olds. He has earned a strong reputation of getting a good filly, thanks to his best flagbearers Volpe Veloce, Foxplay and Urban Fox, all Group 1 winners.
Lunar Fox won the Group 2 VRC Sire Produce Stakes at Flemington to take his record to five starts for two wins and a second from only five starts for veteran Victorian trainer Terry O'Sullivan who trains in partnership with daughter Katrina O'Sullivan.
Meanwhile at Randwick, Villami resumed with a dominant win at in the Listed Fireball Stakes (1100m).
The Gerald Ryan-trained daughter of Foxwedge and the Group-winning mare Galapagos Girl, Villami resumed dominantly at Randwick and has now won twice and placed on four occasions from only eight starts.
The tough world of commercial thoroughbred breeding is amply illustrated when you look at figures surrounding a stallion like Foxwedge.
After starting his career in New South Wales as a Newgate Farm foundation stallion, Foxwedge enjoyed plenty of success and he served books ranging from 120 to 163 mares, but dropped to just 68 in his final season there in 2018.
He was relocated to Victoria’s Woodside Park in 2019, he covered 67 mares last year and appeals as an attractive prospect for breeders down South to take advantage of the lucrative bonuses on offer under VOBIS.