Here's what breeders are saying about
his yearlings (May 2017):

"I just love them. The filly is a wee dream and the colt is just stunning - he's so elegant around the paddock, and covers the ground
very quickly."

- Tracie McGrannachan

Prodigal Seelster
Prodigal Seelster


10 starts - 6 wins, 1 placing
$479,455 p2,1:50

18 starts - 6 wins, 6 placings
$447,822 p3,1:50.2

after succumbing to a suspensory injury


  • Race record: 29 starts for 12 wins, 7 placings and $927,277 in stakes
  • Fastest time: p2,1:50
  • Winner of the Battle of Waterloo Elim & Final, a Metro Pace Elim, the Nassagaweya Stakes, an ONSS Gold Final and an ONSS Silver Final as a 2-year-old, then at 3 he captured two ONSS Gold Finals and an Elim of the Confederation Cup
  • Broke 3 Track Records, including one of the great Somebeachsomewhere's
  • Set a Canadian Record for the fastest mile ever on a half-mile track


PRODIGAL SEELSTER is all set to register his first success as a sire in the 2018/19 Season.

Despite small initial crops, PRODIGAL SEELSTER has some talented youngsters running around - the oldest of which are now 3-year-olds.

Proof of this can be found in the fact that of the three sons and daughters of his who made trial and/or workout appearances as 2-year-olds last season, two of them produced winning form on more than one occasion... Vi Lee (filly) and Ive Already Told You (gelding) both won workouts prior to Christmas, then scored trial victories at Ashburton on June 19, 2018.

It's only a matter of time before their father gets 'on the board'.

PRODIGAL SEELSTER has changed the way breeders pay for stud fees, and once again goStallions is offering this totally unique method of breeding to him again this season.

Quite simply, you don’t pay anything – not to start with anyway. View this video on PRODIGAL SEELSTER to find out more...

You’ll only be charged when your PRODIGAL SEELSTER son or daughter qualifies later in life… that’s when a bill of $3000 + GST becomes payable; then once your horse runs its first placing at the races, the final payment of $1000 + GST is due.

So effectively, goStallions is ‘wearing’ all the risk in the interim. If for whatever reason your PRODIGAL SEELSTER progeny doesn’t make it to the racetrack, it won’t cost you a cent for his stud fee.

And let’s face it, a qualified racehorse is worth twice or even three times as much as the $4000 + GST you'll need to pay if it does (at least) - regardless of whether you sell it on or race it yourself - so this should make PRODIGAL SEELSTER an attractive option for breeders to consider.

This is our way of helping PRODIGAL SEELSTER to get much-needed numbers on the ground, to give him a chance of proving himself here, plus we want to do our bit for breeders as well. So we reckon it’s a ‘win-win’ situation, especially for our customers.

PRODIGAL SEELSTER has got all the necessary credentials to be a successful sire, because he won in fast times as both a 2 and 3-year-old and collected nearly $1 million in stakemoney before injury forced him into retirement.

His sire Camluck has been nothing short of a revelation at stud in America – but he’s also regarded as a sire of sires in this part of the world too, having left the Australian stallions By Xample (54 winners, $1.1m), Northern Luck (176 winners, $6.4m) and D M Dilinger (247 winners, $9.3m), who ended his six-year stint in NZ a little over a decade ago.

And of course Camluck’s sire Cam Fella needs no introduction either because he’s had a huge impact on the industry in Australasia, sending forth such sires as... Armbro Operative, Cameleon, Cam’s Card Shark (sire of Bettor’s Delight), Cam’s Trickster, Camtastic, Fake Left, Lislea, Pacific Fella, Precious Bunny, Presidential Ball (sire of Washington VC), Stand Together and Village Jiffy.

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Latest News:

(November 22, 2017)

Two first-crop qualifiers for Prodigal Seelster

Prodigal Seelster is now the sire of a couple of impressive qualifiers after a son and daughter both earned their tickets at Ashburton yesterday.

Following on from his trial win at Motukarara 10 days earlier, 
Ive Already Told You lined up against four others of the same age and gender and thrilled his connections by running second.

Settling with one behind them in the mile trial yesterday, Ive Already Told You and driver Jeremy Markham eased into the one-one around the final bend and got humped out three-wide, but the strapping Prodigal Seelster gelding never let it affect him and continued to run to the line strongly.

Ive Already Told You wasn't pushed to finish just over a length in arrears of the winner, recording a personal time of 2:00.8 after the final sectionals went by in 58 flat and 27.7.
Bred and raced by Tony Stewart and Angela Boyd, Ive Already Told You is trained by the latter's husband Stephen who says the 2-year-old has earned himself a brief let-up now.

"He can go out for six weeks," Stephen said.

"So it won't be long, but he'll be that much better for it once he comes back in.

"He's going to make a nice horse, I quite like him."
Prodigal Seelster didn't have to wait long for his second qualifier, as it eventuated in the very next Heat on the Ashburton programme.
Vi Lee had just a couple of opposition in the 2-year-old fillies mobile mile, and after drawing between them she slotted straight onto the back of the leader from the outset and stayed there the whole way.
At the finishing line she and driver Jeremy Markham were one and quarter lengths away, having paced the mile in 2:01.3 after sprinting home in 57.1 and 27.6.

Also trained out of Stephen's Aylesbury barn, Vi Lee was bred and is raced by his father John and has a bright future ahead.
"I just know how little I've done with her so far - and how much she's going to improve," Stephen said enthusiastically

"Neither of these Prodigal Seelsters are anywhere near screwed down yet."

Archive News:

(November 13, 2017)

Trial win for son of Prodigal Seelster

Prodigal Seelster's first crop of 2-year-olds numbers just 16, but a few of them have already started making a big splash with their trainers.

Stephen Boyd took his two Prodigal Seelster babies off the place for the first time two days ago, lining up the gelding Ive Already Told You and filly Vi Lee in a juvenile trial at Motukarara, and they walked away with almost the perfect result after running first and third respectively.
"I led up on my guy and the filly ran home nice from back on the fence," Stephen reported, adding that Jeremy Markham partnered the latter for him.
Ive Already Told You won the mobile mile Heat "quite easily" in 2:07.3, sprinting home in 59.9 and 29.1 to score by half a length.

"They're both big, strong horses; really powerfully-built, and good looking types too.
"In fact, Jimmy Curtin drove another one in the Heat for me and couldn't believe that my guy was only two - he reckoned it looked like a 4-year-old!
"They're both going to take a wee bit of time, due to their size, but Ive Already Told You should make a beaut 3-year-old and Vi Lee might even target the Young Guns Series in Auckland this season yet."
Next up for Stephen's pair of Prodigals is a qualifying trial at Ashburton a week tomorrow, and he's expecting them to both get their tickets.
"We went 2:07 at Motukarara, so I think they'll quite comfortably run about two minutes around Ashburton," he said.
"And what I also like about them is that I know they'll improve a lot more yet."

Stephen's heard through the grapevine that there could be some 2-year-old events programmed at Addington sometime next month, so if they end up getting off the ground then he says his two Prodigals are definite candidates.
Highly regarded as a conditioner of young equine talent, every season Stephen gets asked to break in and educate dozens of horses for outside stables including the powerful All Stars barn of Mark Purdon's and Natalie Rasmussen's.

And of the 30+ 2-year-olds he's handled so far this year, he says his two Prodigal Seelsters are "right up there, in the top half of them at least".
Ive Already Told You (out of the racewinning Jenna's Beach Boy mare Braithwaite) and Vi Lee (a daughter of Holmes Hanover mare Mackles Creek, 3 wins) continued the encouraging start made by Prodigal Seelster with his first crop, because this sire has now had a trio of triallists and all three have run in the money.
Boulton Home was the first to step out, making an appearance at Ashburton on October 31.
A son of Lordship's Falcon and thus a half-brother to four winners including Crystal Star (11 wins), Boulton Home got a bit overawed by the whole occasion but still managed to run third in his three-horse Heat, albeit some distance from the winner.

(May 2017)

Prodigal's first crop about to turn two

The fast-approaching 2017/18 Season is going to be an exciting one for goStallions, because it'll the mark the 'coming of age' of Prodigal Seelster's first crop.
Our son of Camluck's oldest progeny will turn two on August 1. There may only be 16 of them, but if the various opinions about these youngsters are anything to go by then there's some bright futures ahead.
Tracie McGrannachan
(co-breeder of a colt out of Pocket Salli and a filly out of She Has The Look)
"I just love them and can't fault either of them," Tracie said.
"The filly was only in the cart a couple of days and flicked into a pace straight away.
"She's very tall with fine, long legs but she's a beautiful pacer - nothing like her mother, who wore spreaders and was hard to gait up even as a 3-year-old.
"No, she's just a wee dream and I absolutely love her."
As enthusiastic as Tracie is about this filly, it's her other yearling by Prodigal Seelster who's putting even more of a glint in her eyes.
"The colt is just stunning," she said.
"He's got a big, broad chest on him and is much bigger and stronger than the other one.
"Yeah he's huge, but not in an oversized way - everything's in proportion.
"And he's so elegant around the paddock, he just holds his tail up and covers the ground so quickly.
"He's had all the gear on and been long-reined, and next month I'll bring him back in again and start breaking him in.
"He looks like he'll gait up perfectly."
Michele McDonald
(co-breeder of Boulton Home, a colt out of Lordship's Falcon)
"He was born on December 24 so is a late foal, but he's doing brilliant - we may end up trying him as a 2-year-old," Michele said.
"He's a nice, compact horse who's just a natural and is doing everything right.
"We've got him in work at the moment and he's pacing beautifully, plus he's got an impeccable nature.
"Nope, no issues whatsoever... easy, easy as. He's a really nice colt."
Michele and her partner Lindsay Boulton also bred Lordship's Falcon back to Prodigal Seelster the following season, and having since foaled a filly the mare has now given the Oxford couple a 'pigeon pair'.
"She's huge," Michele said affectionately.
"These Prodigal Seelsters - from the day you first put them in the cart, they're dead straight."
Merv Ryder
(co-breeder of Short Hand, a filly out of Karpetorme)
"I couldn't want for any more in a horse," Merv said.
"She's a pretty good size and is very leggy, but she's just so obliging and is a very nice pacer to handle.
"We've got a qualified 3-year-old out of the same mare, but this one would be half a hand bigger than her already."
Short Hand has also done educational stints with Invercargill horsemen Carl Hanna and Austin Stack along the way, and Merv and his partner Karen Birch are looking forward to getting her back in again for another campaign next month.
"She really is a lovely filly," Merv continued.
"You can do just anything with her, she's so willing.
"And when she's in the cart, the one thing she wants to do is run - she definitely knows what she's out there for.
"If we had another mare, we'd certainly breed back to Prodigal Seelster."
John McDermott
(breeder of Runover, a colt out of Twitch)
"He broke in very well," John said.
"He's a nice pacer, was easy to gait, is sensible and a quick learner.
Runover has been out for six weeks, and in a month John will bring him back in again for another stint in the cart.
"He's done exceptionally well during his break," John continued.
"We haven't sped him up enough yet to know what sort of ability he's got, but he's certainly got the body to be a 2-year-old prospect."
John bred another one of his mares (Beardsley) to Prodigal Seelster the following season, the result of which is a filly whose physique also impresses him.
"She'd be the strongest foal I've got on the place," he said.

(July 2015)

Off to a steady start

Despite there being a plethora of stallion choices for broodmare owners last season, Prodigal Seelster still managed to attract 20 bookings so he's underway.

It might've been because of his stunning physique, or the fact that he's a son of Camluck and performed with great distinction on the racetrack himself before having to retire, or due to the unique goStallions offer which allows breeders to 'pay nothing' until the resulting progeny qualifies.

Or, all of these put together.

Whatever the reasons, Prodigal Seelster was well-received by the enthusiasts who sent mares to him.

Don't worry if you missed out either, because we're repeating the same offer again in the 2015/16 season.

The key to any sire's success is numbers on the ground, so goStallions will be doing everything we can to ensure that Prodigal Seelster gets the chance to prove his worth.