About Good Journey

Sire of Group One winners Happy Trails, Griante and Grand Journey

Born in 1996Chestnut16hh

2017 Service Fee - $11,000 inc. GST

The Leading Australian Sire by Stakes-Winners to Runners in 2014/15

  • 6.8% Stakes winners to runners in 2014/15, a better ratio than Fastnet Rock, Redoute's Choice, etc.

  • No other stallion in Australia with a service fee less than $16,500 inc. GST sired as many Australian stakes winners in 2014/15.

Sire of 15 career stakes winners, including 6 Australian stakes winners in 2014/15:

Also sire of 2 new stakes-winners in USA & South Africa in 2015, including Cornerstone Stud born 3YO filly SENSIBLE LOVER, winner of a Group Three in South Africa and subsequently Group One runner-up in the 2016 Empress Stakes

The only Group One winning son of the great Nureyev still at stud in Australia

65% career winners to runners and average earnings of $63,500 per runner

Yearlings sold up to $110,000 in 2016 and averaged $40,000


Directly descended from Best In Show (4th Dam). Good Journey is by Nureyev, sire of 135 stakes winners. His Dam, Chimes Of Freedom, was a precocious two-year-old winning 4 of her 5 juvenile starts in Ireland including a Group One over 6 Furlongs. She would go on at three to win the Gr.1 Newmarket Cheveley Park Sprint, finishing her career with 6 wins from 9 starts. Chimes of Freedom is by the Damascus line stallion Private Account, the champion broodmare sire of no less than 91 stakeswinners including Good Journey’s half brother, Aldebaran, the triple Group One winning Champion USA sprinter of 2003. Good Journey’s 2nd dam, Aviance, was also a Group One winner herself and threw 3 stakes winners including Denon (4 time Gr. 1 winner) and Imperfect Circle (Dam of Spinning World).

On the racetrack

Good Journey was as honest as he was classy. Competing exclusively on turf, from 16 starts he missed a place only once, winning 7 races and placed on a further 8 occasions. Good Journey’s Group One success came in the US$1million Woodbine Atto Mile. He would go on to win 3 more races at Group Two level including the Hollywood Citation (8.5 furlongs), which he won twice. Good Journey then confirmed himself as a world class miler with his third placing in the Group One Breeders Cup Mile, a race in which Rock Of Gibraltar was runner-up.

2017 Fee $11,000 inc. GST.