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Lope De Vega - Chantilly 06.06.10

Lope De Vega: will stand at Patinack Stud at a fee of A$27,500

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Arrowfield, Patinack and Widden release stud fees

THREE of Australia's leading stud farms have revealed their stallions' covering fees ahead of the start of the 2012 southern-hemisphere breeding season.

Brilliant Arrowfield Stud stallion Redoute's Choice, sire of 21 Group or Grade 1 winners including champions Miss Finland and Samantha Miss, has had his fee left unchanged at A$137,500 (£89,868/€109,268).

Arrowfield owner John Messara said: "We understand the challenges faced by breeders operating in the current marketplace, and have made only one small fee increase this year, for our brilliant young sire Snitzel."

Widden Stud's fees are headed by Stratum, a champion first- and second-season sire in Australia, at A$44,000 (£28,758/€34,966).

The stud's Antony Thompson said: "He truly is an outstanding young sire and has produced more stakes winners, stakes winning two-year-olds, two-year-old winners and three-year-old winners than any of his counterparts and importantly is a proven Group 1 sire."

Patinack Farm's 2012 stallion roster is headed by Australia's current leading first-season sire Casino Prince and Lope De Vega, who shuttle sthere from Ballylinch Stud , at A$27,500 (£17,974/€21,854).

Patinack Farm chairman Nathan Tinkler said: "In setting our 2012 stallion fees we have been mindful of the sales results
throughout the year and have noted the competitive nature of the market and we are pleased to announce that we will not be increasing any of our service fees for the upcoming breeding season, which we feel reflects the current stability of the


(A$1 = £0.65p = €0.79c)

Arrowfield Stud fees

All American   A$16,500

Beneteau   A$11,000

Charge Forward   A$24,750

Flying Spur   A$33,000

Gio Ponti   A$22,000

Manhattan Rain   A$33,000

Not A Single Doubt   A$24,750

Redoute's Choice   A$137,500

Smart Missile   A$22,000

Snitzel   A$33,000

Starcraft   A$27,500

Widden Stud fees

Dreamscape   A$5,500

Lucky Owners   A$6,600

Nicconi   A$19,250

Northern Meteor   A$33,000

Sebring   A$33,000

Snippetson   A$11,000

Star Witness   A$29,700

Stratum   A$44,000

Tickets   A$9,900

Patinack Stud fees

Beautiful Crown   A$16,500

Casino Prince   A$27,500

Husson   A$22,000

Lope De Vega   A$27,500

Monaco Consul   A$19,800

Murtajill   A$16,500

Raheeb   A$8,800

Teranaba   On application

Trusting   A$16,500

Wonderful World   A$8,800




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