Juddmonte Farms is pleased to announce the 2018 nomination fees for its five European stallions standing at Banstead Manor Stud near Newmarket.
Stud Director Simon Mockridge commented: “FRANKEL has had a sensational start with his first two crops, and 2017 has seen him described as being one of the most elite sires in the Northern Hemisphere. His strike rate of 12% Group winners to foals from his first crop is remarkable, and his 2014 crop has produced 13 Group winners so far, a number matched only by Galileo in the Northern Hemisphere. A quarter of Frankel’s runners to date have won blacktype – with his tally of blacktype performers currently standing at 30. His 2017 season began with a Classic winner in Japanese Oaks winner Soul Stirring, and closes with the stunning performance of Cracksman – officially now the highest rated horse in Europe – in the Gr.1 Champion Stakes.
“Champion miler KINGMAN’s first crop of yearlings was extremely well-received at the sales, and the list of buyers proved they had great international appeal. They sold for an average of over £244,000 (37 sold) and a top price of £1.7 million guineas – making Kingman the leading first crop sire in Europe and North America. He has covered extremely high-class books of mares since retiring to stud and we are looking forward with confidence to his first two-year-olds hitting the track in 2018.
“BATED BREATH continues to outperform his sire Dansili by Group performers and blacktype winners at a comparable stage in their career. In 2017 Bated Breath has sired over 50 winners of 75 races to date, with seven individual blacktype performers highlighted by exciting two-year-olds Beckford (Gr.2 winner and Gr.1 placed), Landshark (Gr.3 winner) and Gavota (Group-placed). This success has been echoed at the yearling sales, where Bated Breath has achieved an average of almost five times his fee for 53 sold, with a colt out of Night Sphere topping the Goffs UK Premier Sale at £270,000.
“OASIS DREAM has produced more Group 1 winners, Group winners and blacktype winners than any other stallion from the Green Desert line (including Green Desert himself). However, in this extremely competitive market we have adjusted his fee to £30,000 for 2018, which we believe offers tremendous value for a proven sire at the highest level.
“DANSILI remains one of the most accomplished stallions in the studbook. He has sired Gr.1 winning two-year-olds, a Classic miler, an Arc winner and two Breeders’ Cup winners, and has been leading sire at Royal Ascot on three occasions. He will be available at £65,000 to a restricted book in 2018.
“’We invite breeders to contact our sales team led by Nominations Manager Shane Horan, who will be delighted to discuss your mating plans.”
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