Not A Single Doubt's performance in the first two months of 2016/17 - five Group wins including Extreme Choice's second Group 1 success - is no surprise to anyone following his steep rise to racetrack & sale-ring acclaim over the past three years.
Not A Single Doubt was the Leading Australian Sire of SH-bred progeny by worldwide earnings in 2015/16, with almost $15 million prizemoney.
His 12 stakeswinners in a milestone season include three Group 1 winners, and demand for his yearlings drove their prices up to the $850,000 paid for the Colorado Claire colt at Inglis Easter. James Harron's final bid was enough to win a lively battle, setting a new record price for Not A Single Doubt.
The son of Redoute's Choice ended 2015/16 second only to the deceased Street Cry on the Australian General Sires' Premiership, decided by prizemoney; but comfortably headed the list by winners (154) and wins (257).
He also claimed third spot on the Australian 2YO Sires' prizemoney table with $2.2 million+ and topped the 3YO Sires' list by earnings ($4.5 million+), winners (54) and wins (90). That's not too surprising because his 2012 and 2013 crops have yielded eight stakeswinners in 2015/16, including his second Blue Diamond S. G1 winner Extreme Choice & Single Gaze (ATC Vinery Stud S. G1).
These two crops are the first of Not A Single Doubt's progeny conceived on a fee above the $13,750 payable for his first six seasons at stud. That augurs very well indeed for what the mares sent to him in subsequent seasons, when his fee rose to $33,000 (2013-15) and now to $71,500, are likely to leave.
Standing at Arrowfield Stud.