Scenic Lodge champion Blackfriars has claimed the West Australian sires’ premiership for the fourth year in a row.
Blackfriars (Danehill) was represented by 61 individual winners for prizemoney of $3,705,215. His chief earner was G2 Perth Cup winner Black Tycoon with $482,100.
Among his other black-type winners were Kerrific (G3 R J Peters Stakes), Prentice (G3 WA Sires’ Produce Stakes), Playing God (LR Northerly Stakes) and Pop Culture (LR Detonator Stakes).
“It’s an outstanding achievement,” Scenic Lodge general manager Jeremy Smith said. “His progeny have dominated in WA and, with some quality books in recent years, we are very confident the best of Blackfriars as a sire is still ahead.”
Blackfriars has career earnings of $22.71 million and will overhaul Bletchley Park ($23.34 million) at the top of the all-time WA money list during 2014-15.
Mungrup Stud stallion Oratorio won the WA 2YO title with 7 winners of 10 races netting $727,880. His Magic Millions 2YO Classic winner Cadenza contributed $230,900 to the overall total.
Scenic Lodge resident Universal Ruler chimed in for the WA first-season award with 4 winners of 8 races and $454,470. He finished fourth on the Australian premiership behind Hunter Valley sires I Am Invincible, Denman and Duporth.
In the broodmare sires’ championship, former Scenic Lodge champion Scenic ($3.73 million) defeated Mungrup Stud luminary Metal Storm ($3.48 million) after they were locked together for the majority of the season.