Otago stud farm, Grassyards Farm, is doubling its stallion roster this coming breeding season, and studmaster Jason Coutts has an innovative carrot to dangle in front of prospective breeders.
Coutts has secured the services of Howard Be Thy Name, a Group One-winning son of the late champion sire Redoute's Choice and Group Two-winning Faltaat mare Bellini Rose.
He is offering $30,000 and a free service to the breeders who produce the first two-year-old winner of Howard Be Thy Name, and that offer will be repeated for the breeders of the first three-year-old winner by the stallion.
The six-year-old entire had a successful career on the track, winning five of his 23 career starts, including the Gr.1 South Australian Derby (2500m), Gr.3 Chairman’s Stakes (2020m), and Listed Port Adelaide Guineas (1800m).
He was also runner-up in the Listed Tasmanian Derby (2200m) and was placed in the Gr.3 Grand Prix Stakes (2200m).
Howard Be Thy Name will stand alongside Prince Of Brooklyn at Grassyards Farm for a fee of $5000+GST.