Arrowfield Stud today announced the 2014 service fees for its 10-stallion roster headed by champion sire Redoute’s Choice who will command a fee of $110,000 inc. GST as he challenges for his third Australian stallion premiership. With ten stakeswinners this season, and 24 lifetime Group 1 winners, including world champion sprinter Lankan Rupee from his superlative ninth crop, the great son of Danehill remains the best active sire in Australia.
Dundeel (High Chaparral-Stareel by Zabeel), whose retirement from racing as It’s A Dundeel was confirmed on Monday, will stand his first season at a fee of $27,500 inc. GST. The champion 3YO and Spring 4YO conqueror of Atlantic Jewel crowned his career last Saturday with a dominant victory in the $4 million ATC Queen Elizabeth S. G1, his sixth Group 1 success.
The arrival of Snitzel (Redoute’s Choice) as a major sire is marked by 11 stakeswinners this season, including brilliant Group 1 winners Shamus Award & Snitzerland, an Inglis Easter Session 1 sale average of more than $350,000 and six months at the head of the Australian General Sires’ premiership. His 2014 fee has been set at $71,500 inc. GST.
Not A Single Doubt (Redoute’s Choice) continues to reward breeders with precocious and genuine progeny that are widely admired by owners, trainers & syndicators. His performers this season are headed by two classy 3YO fillies, Gypsy Diamond and Villa Verde – both Group 2 winners and both Group 1-placed against older horses. His fee this year is unchanged at $33,000 inc. GST.
Dubai World Cup hero Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux) will stand his second season at $33,000 inc. GST, with his first foals due this coming Spring from mares such as Miss Finland, Rockabubble, Danglissa, Pay My Bail, Hurried Choice, and the dams of Weekend Hussler, Mentality, Toydini, Time For War, Messene & Crack A Roadie.
The value of Charge Forward (Red Ransom) as a highly effective outcross for Danehill-line mares is confirmed by recent performers such as 2YO Group winner London Lolly, and 2014 yearling sales up to $300,000. His fee remains at $22,000 inc. GST.
Also standing at an unchanged fee of $22,000 inc. GST is the brilliant, unbeaten 2YO Group winner Smart Missile (Fastnet Rock), who was fully subscribed in his first two seasons. His first yearlings sell in 2015.
All American (Red Ransom) will again be available to breeders at a fee of $16,500 inc. GST. All American’s first-crop 2YOs this season include Group 3 winner Bachman, stakes-placed Tender & impressive city winners Invisible & Lady Trickster. His 2014 yearlings sold up to $360,000 at Inglis Easter Session 1 and $240,000 at the Magic Millions Gold Coast Sale.
Manhattan Rain (Encosta de Lago) is also off the mark with the winner Downtown Manhattan, stakes-placed Chengdu and city-placed Giuliani, and his 2014 yearlings sold up to $275,000 at Inglis Easter Session 1, and $210,000 at Magic Millions Gold Coast. Manhattan Rain’s fee this year is $16,500 inc. GST.
The fee for proven Group 1 sire Starcraft (Soviet Star) has been set at $11,000 inc. GST. His ten Inglis Easter Session 1 yearlings sold for an average of $170,500, with a top price of $650,000 paid by David Redvers for Mill Park’s daughter of Dane Belltar.