Zamindar's leading runner this year was Zarkava seen here winning the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe. His fee remains at its 2008 level of £15,000PICTURE: Edward Whitaker
Juddmonte releases 2009 stud fees
JUDDMONTE has published fees for the eight stallions who currently stand at Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket.
Flag-ship stallion Dansili is to stand at £65,000 having been given a £10,000 reduction from £75,000.
Oasis Dream, whose winners this year included Prix Jean-LucLagardere victor Naaqoos and Jersey Stakes hero Aqlaam, will stand at £30,000 — the same price as in 2008.
The fee for Zarkava's sire Zamindar (£15,000), Observatory (£10,000) and Three Valleys (£6,000) have also been left unchanged.
Beat Hollow, who was represented by his first Group 1 winner in Proportional this year, has also had his fee kept at £8,000.
Cacique moves from £10,000 to private, and Rail Link, who stood at £12,500 this year, has had a minor reduction to his fee of £500.
“When we came to look at setting our nominations, we were very aware of the current economic circumstances, however, as our fees have always been very competitive we felt that by holding most of them at same level, we would help to maintain some stability. If we receive a few less mares because of this, then so be it,” said Philip Mitchell, general manager of Juddmonte Farms. “Beat Hollow, Oasis Dream and Zamindar are all Group 1-producing sires and we feel that their prices are very fair.
“Cacique has been taken as private because he is a sub-fertile stallion - we felt it was the best solution for mare owners. In his first year he did get 30 mares in foal but, unfortunately, this March he had to be operated on for colic and did not return to the covering shed. Initially, we will use him on a number of our own mares.”