Elnawin (nearside) wins the Sirenia StakesPICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Derrrinstown Stud cuts fees for three stallions
DERRINSTOWN STUD has released its fees for the 2009 season with three of its stallions receiving price reductions.
Alhaarth has been given the biggest cut and his fee has been dropped for the third year in succession. For 2007 his fee came down from €30,000 to €17,500 followed by a further cut to €12,500 for 2008. For 2009 the son of Unfuwain is to stand at €8,000.
Bahri's fee has been reduced by €3,000 from €7,000 to €4,000 and Intikhab has been given a €1,000 reduction from €8,000.
The stud's longstanding Danzig stallion Elnadim, who has had a successful season on the racecourse courtesy of Sirenia Stakes winner Elnawin and Hungerford Stakes runner-up Al Qasi, has had his fee held at €6,000. His fee has remained fairly constant throughout his stud career - the most he has ever cost breeders has been €7,000 through 2003-2006.
The fee for the stud's oldest stallion, Marju, has also remained at this year's €20,000 having previously stood at €22,500 in 2007 and €25,000 in 2005 and 2006. He had five yearlings make over 100,000gns this autumn with all five being bought by Shadwell.
The stud's two new stallions, Group 2Diadem winner Haatef (Danzig) and dual Group 1 victor Tamayuz (Nayef), are to stand at €6,500 and €15,000. All fees are on Special Live Foal terms.