Oakland Park is pleased to have exciting young stallion Safeguard commence stud duties at Oakland Park for the 2017 breeding season.
Safeguard was bought to Western Australia by Oakland Park in partnership with Mogumber Park Stud. He stood his first two seasons at Mogumber Park.
Safeguard is a son of Champion stallion Exceed And Excel out of the Group 1 winning mare Preserve, a half-sister to exciting young Group 1 winning stallion Denman, and a daughter of super broodmare stallion Canny Lad.
Preserve finished her 2YO season as the second top filly 2YO of her year, winning the Group 1 VRC Sire Produce Stakes and Group 2 STC Magic Night Stakes.
Safeguard’s sire Exceed And Excel needs no introduction, A son of the global breed shaper Danehill, Exceed And Excel was Australian Champion 3YO of his year, and winner of the famous Group 1 Newmarket Stakes and Group 1 Dubai Racing Gold Cup.
Exceed And Excel was crowned leading Australasian sire in 2012-13 and twice leading Australasian sire of 2YO’s in 2012-13 and 2014-15.
His winners to runners strike rate sits on 68% as of May 2017 and his progeny have won in excess of $128 million in prize money and he has produced 130 individual stakes winners and 93 stakes placed horses.
Safeguard was a precocious juvenile, winning his only two starts as a 2YO including the Group 3 ATC Kindergarten Stakes over 1100 metres. He opened his 3YO with another Group 3 win by taking out the MRC Vain Stakes over 1000 metres.
He is a well-built horse with a deep girth and very powerful hindquarter who stands 15.3 hands. It is easy to see his progeny hit the ground running as early two year olds.
Safeguard will stand for $8,800 this season. Please call Neville Duncan on 0417 200 097 for bookings.