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Planet Of Sound - Punchestown21.4.10

Planet Of Sound: a leading light of Kayf Tara's progeny

  PICTURE: PATROCK MCCANN/RACING POST PIX  

Overbury sets Kayf Tara fee at £5,000 for 2011

LEADING British-based jumps sire Kayf Tara's fee has edged up by £500 to £5,000 for 2011. The dual Ascot Gold Cup winner's first-crop son Planet Of Sound became his first Grade 1 winner in the Punchestown Guinness Gold Cup in April.

New addition to the Overbury Stud roster Schiaparelli will be offered to breeders for £3,000. The son of Monsun won five Group 1 races in his native Germany and Italy, also winning the Group 2 Goodwood Cup and Darley Prix Kergorlay, and was second in the Group 1 Prix Royal-Oak on his final start.

Proclamation, whose first crop are this year's juveniles, had nine winners in Britain and Ireland among them, 12 in Europe as a whole, will stand at £3,000 again, as will Bertolini, whose fee drops from £4,000.

Having been moved to Overbury this year and marketed as a jumps sire, Sagamix's fee will remain at £2,500 in 2011.

Stud manager Simon Sweeting said: "The stallions have all enjoyed successful seasons, and we're naturally delighted that Kayf Tara has become the Champion British National Hunt stallion.

"He has marvellous crops to come, too, so there is much to look forward to - just as there is with Proclamation, who has sired some extremely promising types, while our new stallion, Schiaparelli, is an extremely eye-catching horse who is already proving popular.

"Bertolini is a terrific way to get a fast quality winner under a young mare, while Sagamix's first jumping runners are giving his supporters great hope for the future."

 

 

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