Darling View purchases Mungrup Stud’s star pair of stallions

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Playing God.
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Darling View Thoroughbreds believes the opportunity to secure two of the State’s most sought after-stallions was an offer too good to refuse after buying Playing God and I’m All The Talk last week.

Playing God and I’m All The Talk were the two leading stallions standing at Mungrup Stud, which announced earlier this month it would shut down its operation of the past 40 years. A dual Group 1 winner himself, Playing God has sired 2019 Kingston Town winner Kay Cee and has produced 24 individual winners from 47 lifetime starters.

I’m All The Talk is one of the most promising two-year-old sires in WA, sitting 24th in the 2YO sire rankings in Australia.

Watch Me Dance, trained by Albany’s Steve Wolfe, is the top earner from I’m All The Talk this season, with the sire producing five individual winners from 16 starters. Darling View Thoroughbreds has bought both Playing God and I’m All The Talk to now stand at its Mundijong property ahead of the upcoming breeding season.

Stud manager Brent Atwell said this was a great opportunity to grow their breeding farm.

“It was a pretty sad day when we heard about Mungrup Stud,” Atwell said.

“We saw it as an opportunity that we couldn’t miss. To have the two stallions up at our farm, it will take our farm to the next level.

“It also makes sure the two horses stay in our State and it secures our future as a farm going forward.

“Both horses are very impressive and have a lot of upside, so we are very lucky to have secured them.”

Atwell said the pair would be relocated to Darling View Thoroughbreds by the end of this month.

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