Wood Farm Stud halves Silver Patriarch fee
WOOD Farm Stud has responded to the economic downturn in the bloodstock market by halving the fee for Silver Patriarch. The 15-year-old son of Saddlers' Hall will now stand at £1,250, instead of £2,500 as previously advertised.
The popular grey, who finished second to Benny The Dip in a memorably close finish to the 1997 Derby, counted top-flight victories in the St. Leger and Coronation Cup among his eight career wins. At stud he has sired useful performers under both codes, including dual Listed winner Party Boss on the Flat and Grade 2 Persian War Novices' Hurdle hero Rimsky over jumps.
Bill Bromley's Wood Farm Stud in Shropshire stands four stallions, all of whom are Classic winners. The others are Sir Harry Lewis, Erhaab and new recruit Lucarno.