2017 Service: $4,000 inc GST

Sire: Umatilla (NZ) 1988

Dam: Advisory (AUS) 1992

Dam Sire: Kingston Rule (USA) 1986

DOB: 19 August 1999

Height: 16.2HH

Free Return: Yes (Conditions apply) 

Queensland Thoroughbred Incentive Scheme (QTIS - Registered)

Recent Stakes Winners:                 RIVER LAD - AAMI Stradbroke Handicap Gr1, Darley BRC Sprint Gr3. OUR BOY MALACHI - Caulfield Spring GR2, Expressway GR2, Hallmark Gr3. ELLAWISDOM - Ch7 Bright Shadow Qlty LR. LADY ECHELON - Travel Associates Classic LR


Equal Top Lot Day 1 - 2017 March Magic Millions Yearling Sale

This strong colt is a half brother to five winners including the group performer Cerberus Gal and hails from the family of Golden Slipper winning sire Danzero.

“The colt is very typical of the nice Top Echelons,” Matthew Dunn said. “He’s a strong, good looking colt.”

$150,000 – Top Echelon-Idesa Bay colt (Lot 80)


Oakwood Farm stands QTIS stallion Top Echelon for the 2017 breeding season. He was an outstanding juvenile, racing six times for two wins and two placings including a 2nd in the Group 1 TJ Smith over 1600m. He also ran 3rd in the Listed Doomben Slipper as well as 4th in the Group 1 QTC Sires Produce Stakes over 1400m.

Top Echelon is a rare son standing at stud by the outstanding sire in UMATILLA (sire of 33 Stakes Winners including Group 1 Winner Sincero). He is out of a KINGSTON RULE mare that is a 3/4 sister to the stakes placed Champange Kiss and closely related to the Group 1 Winner Regal Native.

As a sire he has done a terrific job at stud from limited opportunities with a 69% winners to runners ratio. Top Echelon in the 2013/14 season was the the only sire available in Australia who was in the top 10 in all 3 of the following key categories: winners/runners, average earnings/runners & stakes winners/runners.

He has sired over 60 individual winners including 2014 Group 1 Stradbroke Handicap winner RIVER LAD, a 13 time winner who has also won the Group 3 Healy Stakes, Group 3 Darley BRC Sprint, the Listed Bribie Handicap and was placed 2nd in the ATC Expressway stakes beating BOBAN, SIZZLING, SPEEDINESS etc. He has amassed over $1,760,000 in prizemoney!

His winners are tough and experts in getting the win as outlined by progeny such as the Rockhampton rocket OUR BOY MALACHI winner of 11 races in a row and successive Rockhampton Newmarket handicap wins. His race record is exceptional with 19 wins from 27 starts, with earnings of $946,400 in prizemoney. He is a multiple Group 2 winner, Group 1 placed and Group 3 winner. He also finished a gallant 4th in the Group 1 TJ Smith only beaten 2.9L by Chautauqua.

CRAIGLEA TINA is another tough runner, this mare is a 17 time winner for over $160,000 prizemoney!

Also Top Echelon has sired the stakes winning mare LADY ECHELON, a 6 time winner and earner of over $230,000 and recent stakes winner at Eagle Farm ELLAWISDOM winner of over $150,000.

Other notable Top Echelon runners are the stakes placed TOPPING a 8 time winner and earner of over $311,000, and the stakes placed NICKIERA a 7 time winner and earner of over $166,000.

Top Echelon is a Group 1 producing outstanding QTIS sire who can not only produce a sound and consistent racehorse, but one which can compete at the top level.

Contact Shane Chataway on 0418 740 357 to register your mare.