Irish National Stud announces 2009 fees
THE Irish National Stud has released its fees for 2009.
First-season sires Elusive City and Indian Haven have both had their fees increased from this year.
Elusive City, who looks set to become Europe's champion first-season sire by prize-money, thanks mainly to his son Soul City's victory in the lucrative Goffs Million race, has had his fee raised from €8,000 to €12,500.
The fee for Indian Haven, whose first crop of juvenile runners has yielded the Group 3 winners Ashram and Aspen Darlen, has been adjusted from €6,000 to €7,500.
Amadeus Wolf, who stood his first season at stud this year, will stand at €10,000 – the same as in 2008.
Fees for allof the other Irish National Stud stallions have been reduced. Invincible Spirit, the record-breaking champion first-season sire of 2006, has had his fee cut from €75,000 to €60,000.
Verglas has had his fee adjusted downwards from €15,000 in 2008 to €12,500.
Jeremy, who like Amadeus Wolf was new to the stud in 2008, has had his fee reduced from €12,500 to €10,000.
Sixteen-year-old Celtic Swing and Rakti, whose first yearlings went through the ring this autumn, both stood at €8,000 this year. They will both stand at €6,000 in 2009.
Julie Lynch, nominations manager at the Irish National Stud, said: “We have lowered the fees on most of our stallions for 2009, which is not a reflection of the sires, but to offer breeders added value in what has been a difficult market.
"Amadeus Wolf has stayed the same due to exceptional demand in 2008 and we slightly raised the fees of European champion first-crop sire elect Elusive City and Indian Haven, who already has two Group winners from his first crop of two-year-olds.”