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Lope De Vega: will stand at Patinack Farm in Australia for A$27,500

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Fee of A$27,500 for Lope De Vega in Australia

DUAL French Classic winner Lope De Vega will stand his first Australian season later this year at Nathan Tinkler's Patinack Farm for A$27,500 (£17,744/€19,907).

The son of Shamardal is currently standing his first season at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland for €15,000. He is set to join Patinack Farm's New South Wales arm.

Monaco Consul, a Group 1-winning son of High Chaparral, is the headline act of Patinack Farm's expansion into Queensland at A$19,500.

Plans call for the Queensland property, which already houses Patinack's racing interests, to stand three stallions and become home to 150 broodmares.

None of Patinack Farm's existing seven stallions have had their fee raised in a move designed to 'reflect the current stability of the Australian marketplace', according to Tinkler.

He said: "In setting our 2011 stallion fees we have been mindful of the sales results throughout the year and have noted the competitive nature of the market.

"Therefore, we are please to announce that we will not be increasing any of our service fees for the upcoming season.

"All Patinack Farm stallions will remain at their existing fee, which reflects the current stability of the marketplace. The present state of thoroughbred trading in Australasia, comparative to other parts of the globe, is a real indication of the resilience of the local industry - collectively we have been able to stabilise what was a volatile market."

Patinack Farm fees 2011

New South Wales

Casino Prince - $27,500
Lope De Vega - $27,500
Husson - $22,000
Murtajill - $16,500
Raheeb - $8,800
Beautiful Crown - $16,500

Queensland

Monaco Consul - $19,800
Wonderful World - $12,100
Teranaba - FOA

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