Needs Further (AUS)

Stud Fee:

$5,500 inc GST


Encosta De Lago X Crowned Glory (Danehill)


A son of Champion Sire ENCOSTA DE LAGO (Fairy King), NEEDS FURTHER is a Group winner, from a family of Champion Sires. He is a half-brother to Dual Group 1 winner HALLOWED CROWN (STREET SENSE). Already the sire of dual stakes winner PATEENA AREANA from his first crop.

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About Needs Further (AUS)

An explosive Group 3 winning blue-blood with everything to offer to broodmare owners at a very special price.
Precocious colt with natural 2yo ability. Returning as a 3yo after an enforced twelve month break he did only what exceptional horses can do – rising from a six length victory in a maiden to Group winning company within three undefeated starts.
In what was to prove to be a noteworthy rendition of the time honoured ATC Carbine Club Stakes he vanquished the more seasoned campaigners and Group 1 performers Divorces (2nd), Shadows in the Sun (3rd) and Happy Trails (4th).
Needs Further was fast, faster than world champion sprinter Black Caviar. On the day Needs Further won the Carbine Club over 1600m at Randwick, he was timed to run his last 200m (11.93 secs) faster than Black Caviar did when running from behind to defeat Hay List in the Group 1 TJ Smith Stakes over the 1200m.
Son of twice Champion Australian Sire Encosta De Lago – “an emerging sire of sires”. Sire of the ill-fated 2012-2013 record breaking Champion Australian First Crop Sire Northern Meteor.
From a family of speed. Out of Crowned Glory, a Group 3 winning 2yo and the Golden Slipper runner up to the multiple Group 1 winning Bel Du Jour, with Champion Australian 2yo and 3yo Assertive Lad in third placing.
Needs Further is a half brother to Hallowed Crown (by Street Sense), winner of the 2014 $1 million Group 1 ATC Golden Rose Stakes (1400m).
Just as with two of the world’s greatest young stallion prospects Frankel and Sepoy, Needs Further’s dam is by the all-conquering Danehill.
His grand-dam Significant Moment is by the three times Champion Australian Sire and influential sprinting stallion Bletchingly.
She is a half-sister to all-time great Zabeel – a record breaking fourteen times Champion NZ Stallion (Australian & NZ combined earnings).
Needs Further joins Gooree Stud’s long list of bred, raced and retained stallions standing at stud which includes Northern Meteor, Your Song and Smart Missile.
A 16.1 hand high stallion with great bone, scope and strength, plus a wonderful temperament.
Compare his $5,500 fee with other young stallions with similar credentials to Needs Further and we think you’ll agree there is no better value available in Australia.

NEEDS FURTHER has made a promising start to his stud career with his first crop producing dual Listed winner PATEENA ARENA (Elwick Stakes and Gold Soverign), track record holder II REGALO,  JUBILANCE (ex Buzzing Along) and NEED A QUEEN.
NEEDS FURTHERS yearlings have averaged $26,421 at the 2017 Tasmanian Magic Millions sale

Performance – Pedigree – Physique – Potential – Price.


$20,000.00 Needs Further Breeders Bonus

$10,000 will be paid to the breeder of NEEDS FURTHER’S first METROPOLITAN race winner *

Huge Congratulations to Max Pearce – owner of the outstanding Il Regalo. Max won $10 000 for Il Regalo’s first win at Mowbray. 

$10,000 will be paid to the breeder of NEEDS FURTHER’S first STAKES winner*

Armidale Stud proprietor David Whishaw comments, “The owners of NEEDS FURTHER want to reward those breeders who support him with some incentives.

“These bonuses are a tantalising incentive for local breeders to leave their mares here in Tasmania, as well as making it worthwhile for interstate breeders to send their mares to NEEDS FURTHER, especially when they consider we have him priced at a fee of just $5,500.

“We’ve had a bit of a look around at what other new stallions are going to stud for in Australia this season and we feel, for a stallion with his breeding and racetrack ability, he has to be the best value for money stallion of 2013.”

* Subject to terms and conditions