Kingsgate Native: retires to Cheveley Park Stud at a fee of £7,500PICTURE: Mark Cranham
Cheveley Park Stud
cuts Pivotal's fee
CHEVELEY PARK STUD has cut the fees for all of its stallions for 2009, including its leading stallion Pivotal who has had a reduction of £20,000 from £85,000 to £65,000.
Pivotal is sire this year two Guineas winners: Falco who was successful in the Poule d'Essai des Poulains and who has himself now retired to stud, and the Irish 1,000 Guineas winner Halfway To Heaven. Further Group performers for the son of Polar Falcon through 2008 include Group 1 Falmouth Stakes second and third, Infallible and Heaven Sent, as well as the Group 3 Badener Sprint-Cup winner Chantilly Tiffany. In 2008 he covered 141 mares.
Cheveley hasreduced Kyllachy's fee from £12,000 to £10,000, whilst Medicean's fee has been slashed in half to £15,000. Dutch Art and Iceman, who will both be standing their second season in 2009, are to stand at £6,000 (from £10,000) and £4,000 from £5,000. Carnival Dancer has been reduced by £1,000 to £3,000.
New sire Kingsgate Native, winner of the Nunthorpe Stakes as a juvenile and the Golden Jubilee Stakes at three, is to start his second career off at £7,500.