Wednesday 8 November 2017
Following another successful season which saw SEA THE STARS sire three new Group 1 winners, his fee has been set at €135,000. The champion has been consistently ranked amongst the top five leading European sires and boasts the excellent ratio of 10.2% of Stakes winners to runners and 16.3% of Stakes performers to runners in 2017.
The Aga Khan-homebred SIYOUNI confirmed this year again that he ranks amongst the most exciting young sires in the stallion market and his fee has been set at €75,000. The leading French-based sire, he was represented by juvenile Group 1 winner Laurens, unbeaten juvenile Group 3 winner Sacred Life, Classic second and Royal Ascot winner Le Brivido, etc. He is ranked fourth leading European sire of two-year-olds on prize money and in order of Stakes winners to runners (8.8%), with all his four crops to race conceived at just €7,000. SIYOUNI is currently fully booked for 2018.
The impeccably bred ZARAK, a handsome Group 1 winner by Dubawi out of the Champion Zarkava has recently joined Haras de Bonneval where he will stand for €12,000. His stable companion who also presents an attractive pedigree, DARIYAN, the only Group 1 winning son of Shamardal standing in France, will see his fee unchanged at €8,000 for his second season at stud. They will be joined in the New Year by CHARM SPIRIT, whose first yearlings were very well received and sold for up to €500,000 to buyers including Shadwell, Coolmore and Juddmonte Farms. His fee has been set at €20,000 in 2018.
In Ireland, dual Derby winner HARZAND stands alongside his sire SEA THE STARS at Gilltown Stud. His quality as a racehorse is matched by his excellent conformation and his first foals are eagerly awaited in 2018. His fee remains unchanged at €15,000.
Another close relative to SEA THE STARS, his three-parts brother BORN TO SEA, was the sire of Classic second Sea Of Grace from his first crop of three-year-olds where 80% of his runners have won or placed. His fee of €5,000 will represent attractive value for breeders.
Updated on 08/11/2017.