Questroyal Stud North has added Effinex to their stallion roster. With the addition of Effinex, the New York-based barn now features three grade I-winning millionaire stallions. The five-year-old son of Mineshaft should arrive to the farm on December 2nd and will be ready for inspection this weekend, according to Questroyal Stud North Farm Manager Mike Brown.
The plan is for Effinex to enter stud life next year at a fee of $10,000. The other two grade I-winning millionaire studs on the roster are Courageous Cat and Golden Ticket. They are both standing at the farm at a similar $6,000 fee.
“Effinex is the most accomplished sire to start his career in New York, hands down,” said Questroyal Stud North Owner Barry Ostrager. He went on to speak about how being able to land a stallion of Effinex’s stature will help grow the breeding program in New York, which has a perceived lack of high caliber stallions.
“As spectacular as the New York program has been, there has been a perceived void, and the owners of high-quality mares have shipped them to Kentucky to be bred, believing—I think wrongly—that there were no New York stallions of equal quality. With the arrival of Effinex, resident mares can now be bred to a stallion that successfully competed with and defeated stallions in Kentucky standing for $40,000 and $50,000 without all the transactional expenses of shipping.”
Upon retirement, Effinex won or placed in 9-of-17 graded stakes races and earned just over $3.3 million.