New Zealand breeders and owners got a glimpse in 2015/16 of Nadeem’s ability to leave international black-type talent with the much anticipated local debut of his oldest crop two-year-olds. Although not generally regarded as a progenitor of juvenile precocity, his six two-year-old starters produced three winners and two place-getters, including the exciting filly Karavali, 4th in the Group 1 Manawatu Sires Produce Stakes and since sold to Australian interests.
Such a promising debut won’t have come as a surprise to enthusiasts who have followed the career of the Group 1 winning two-year-old son of Redoute’s Choice since he retired to stud in Australia in 2007. Those five Australian conceived crops have produced 13 individual stakeswinners including multiple international group winners headed by Group 1 Golden Shaheen and dual Hong Kong group winner Sterling City.
Rarely is the maxim that statistics don’t lie truer than with sires and there-in lies the real story behind Nadeem’s success and unrivalled value. Most stallions with winners to runners ratio of 67% and a stakeswinners to runners ratio of 5.8% stand for considerably more than Nadeem’s 2016 service fee of $6,500 plus GST. As a comparison with other sire sons of Redoute’s Choice, Nadeem’s stakeswinners to runners ratio exceeds Not A Single Doubt (AUS $71,500 service fee) and Stratum (AUS $22,000).
Nadeem has had seven stakes performers in 2015/16 headed by Australian Group 3 winners Savoureux and Ammirata.
Respected judges clearly showed their appreciation of Nadeem at the 2016 Karaka Select sale with the likes of Paul Moroney, Donna Logan and Michel Stedman purchasing progeny. Nadeem finished inside the Top 10 Sires on Average with eight yearlings sold, with a highest price of $200,000, while his six Ready to Run Sale graduates averaged $86,000.
With an Australian and international siring record rivalled by only the very top echelon of established New Zealand stallions, Nadeem is a most welcome addition to the domestic stallion ranks, particularly for discerning breeders looking to add black-type to their mares breeding record.
NADEEM 2016 Service Fee: $6,500 + gst LFG