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So You Think (Steven Arnold) -Cox Plate Moonee Valley Australia 23.10.10

So You Think: the son of High Chaparral races in Europe this season

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High Chaparral Australian fee increased

HIGH CHAPARRAL has had his stud fee at Coolmore's Australian base at Jerry's Plains, New South Wales, increased by 12.5 per cent from A$88,000 to A$99,000 (£64,400, €72,700).

The son of Sadler's Wells has established himself as one of Australasia's premier stallions, having sired Group 1 winners Descarado, Monaco Consul, Shoot Out and So You Think there.

Five-time Group 1 winner So You Think has been bought by Coolmore and will race in Europe for Aidan O'Brien this year.

Many other fees have been held at 2010 levels or reduced, including Australia's multiple champion sire Encosta De Lago, who is down to A$110,000 from A$143,000.

Last year's champion European sprinter Starspangledbanner will stand his first season in his native Australia at Coolmore at a fee of A$44,000 (£28,600, €32,350).

The son of Choisir is standing his first season at Coolmore in County Tipperary at a fee of €15,000.

Another new recruit to Coolmore's Australian roster is US champion juvenile and three-year-old colt Lookin At Lucky.

The son of Smart Strike will stand at a fee of A$33,000 (£21,450, €24,260).

Holy Roman Emperor and Rock Of Gibraltar, who shuttled last year, do not feature on the Coolmore Australia roster this year.

Coolmore Australia general manager Michael Kirwan said: "In setting our fees, we have been mindful of the difficult times endured by many breeders over the last couple of years.

"I believe that we are making availale, at value prices, an outstanding line-up of champion sires, proven sired and impeccably credentialed sire prospects."

A$1 = £0.65 = €0.73
Sire 2011 fee 2010 fee
Aussie Rules 8,800 8,800
33,000 35,750
Duke Of Marmalade
22,000 24,750
Dylan Thomas 19,800 22,000
Encosta De Lago
110,000 143,000
Excellent Art
11,000 11,000
Fastnet Rock
132,000 137,500
22,000 24,750
Henrythenavigator 27,500 33,000
High Chaparral
99,000 88,000
Lookin At Lucky
33,000 -
11,000 22,000
Spinning World
6,600 6,600
Starspangledbanner 44,000 -
Tale OfThe Cat
33,000 38,500





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