The National Stud, in association with Atlas Stallions Ltd. and Aquis Farms, is delighted to announce that multiple Group winning sprinter Spill The Beans will reverse shuttle from Australia for the 2018 northern hemisphere breeding season.

In doing so Spill The Beans will be the first son of current Australian Champion sire sensation Snitzel to stand in Europe. Snitzel has equalled Danehill’s single season record of 26 Australian Stakes winners and in the process set a new Australian record for stallion earnings in a season with AU$16.2 million. He has also completed an unprecedented three generation sequence of Champion Sires from Danehill, to Redoutes Choice to Snitzel.

Bred and raced by Arrowfield Stud, Spill The Beans was undefeated at 2 and a multiple Group winning sprinter at 3, including the Gr.2 QTC Cup (6.5f). He defeated Gr.1 winners Pride of Dubai, Stratum Star and Holler in a career spanning 11 races showing his consistency and soundness.

Currently standing his second southern hemisphere season for AU$11,000 at Aquis Farms’ Queensland base in Australia, he was the most popular first season sire in Australia in 2016, covering 202 mares.

Arrowfield Bloodstock Manager, Jon Freyer, commented “Spill the Beans is a highly talented, good looking son of Snitzel. He had dazzling early pace, a high cruising speed and great tenacity. Sound and genuine, he has all the attributes owners, trainers and breeders most admire”

National Stud Chairman Ben Sangster added “This is a great opportunity for European breeders to have access to one of the most sought after stud lines in the business, and we are delighted to be standing such a good looking and talented young sire”.

A northern hemisphere fee for Spill The Beans will be announced at a later date.