11/04/2014 1:23PM

Juddmonte Farms announces European 2015 stud fees


Juddmonte Farms has released the advertised fees for its 2015 stallion roster in Newmarket, England, led once again by the undefeated Frankel.

Entering his third season at stud, Frankel’s fee will remain unchanged at $199,913 (125,000 pounds). The first foals  by the 6-year-old son of Galileo arrived in 2014.

Also standing for a six-figure fee will be Dansili, an 18-year-old son of Danehill, whose fee rises to $159,961 (100,000 pounds) after commanding 95,000 pounds last year.

Champs Elysees, a 9-year-old Danehill horse, will see a considerable boost for 2015, standing for $15,996 (10,000 pounds) after previously being advertised for 5,000 pounds.

“The yearling marketplace remains the best guide for nomination fees and when Champs Elysees’ yearlings averaged 58,000 pounds [$92,818 from 30 sold], it became very evident that his fee needed to increase for 2015, which we have done,” said Juddmonte general manager Philip Mitchell.

Bated Breath, a 7-year-old son of Dansili will also see an increase to $15,996 (10,000 pounds) after standing the previous season for 8,000 pounds.

“The market vibes are very encouraging about the first crop of foals by Bated Breath and the foals we have at Juddmonte are certainly an excellent bunch,” Mitchell said. “As a result we have made a small increase to his fee.”

Cacique, a 13-year-old son of Danehill, will also stand for an increased fee with a limited book, from 12,000 pounds to 12,500 pounds ($20,003).

The only member of the Juddmonte roster that will stand for a lower fee is Oasis Dream, a 14-year-old Green Desert horse, who will stand for $119,922 (75,000 pounds) after previously standing for 85,000 pounds.

Kingman, a multiple Group 1-winning son of Invincible Spirit, will make his debut at Juddmonte Farm in 2015, standing for $87,970 (55,000 pounds). The 3-year-old retires with wins in the Irish 2000 Guineas, as well as Group 1 wins in England and France.

Following are the advertised 2015 stud fees for Juddmonte Farms’ European stallion roster:

Bated Breath - $15,996 (10,000 pounds)
Cacique (limited book) - $20,003 (12,500 pounds)
Champs Elysees - $15,996 (10,000 pounds)
Dansili - $159,961 (100,000 pounds)
Frankel - $199,913 (125,000 pounds)
Kingman (new) - $87,970 (55,000 pounds)
Oasis Dream - $119,922 (75,000 pounds)