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Cambridge drops stud
fees across the board

SIR Patrick Hogan's Cambridge Stud in New Zealand has responded to the current economic pressures by reducing fees for the stud's five confirmed stallions for the upcoming southern hemisphere season.

Included in the list is the stud's flagship stallion Zabeel, who will drop from NZ$100,000 to NZ$90,000 (£35,022/€38,045). For the first time, his fee will include a live foal guarantee.

The young Danehill stallion Keeper, who is already the sire of nine stakes performers from four crops of racing age, has been reduced from NZ$15,000 to NZ$12,000 (£4,669/€5,072) while Coolmore shuttler One Cool Cat has been dropped from NZ$15,000 to NZ$10,000 (£3,891/€4,228).

Lucky Unicorn, a stakes-winning son of Redoute's Choice, and former Oak Lodge Stud shuttlerViking Ruler will stand for NZ$6,000 (£2,334/€2,537)and NZ$6,500 (£2,529/€2,748) respectively.

Hogan is currently in negotiations with the JJBA Shizunai Stallion Station in Japan to stand Stravinsky for another southern hemisphere season.

"It's up to us to keep breeders in the business," Sir Patrick told New Zealand Thoroughbred Marketing.

"Cambridge Stud has a track record of setting its service fees at a level which gives the breeder the opportunity to get a fair return. That same philosophy applies in the market conditions which prevail today."

 

 

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