2007 Stallion Fees Announced

17 Apr 2007

Zabeel, the winner of 17 champion sire titles during his magnificent career at stud, will stand again at $100,000 plus gst (no live foal guarantee) in 2007 - the same fee as last year.

Zabeel recorded his 37
th individual Group 1 success when Graeme Rogerson-trained Gallic won the A$800,000 Schweppes Sydney Cup (3200m) at Royal Randwick on Saturday. This took Zabeel into third position on the Australian general sires'premiership this season.

Zabeel has been represented by four Group 1 winners this season with the others being Vengeance Of Rain (Dubai Sheema Classic), Efficient (Victoria Derby) and Fiumicino (AJC Derby).

He has sired 108 individual stakes winners to date. His progeny earnings in Australasia alone are close to NZ$100 million.

Zabeel had the top-priced lot at the 2007 New Zealand Bloodstock Yearling Sales at Karaka with his colt ex Sunline being sold for NZ$2 million.

He had the leading average for a New Zealand-based stallion at the Karaka sales this year with an average per yearling of NZ$299,318 and posted the second-highest aggregate overall at these sales of NZ$6,585,000.

Zabeel will cover a maximum of 110 mares this season in his 17
th consecutive year at Cambridge Stud.

Fees for the other Cambridge Stud stallions set for the 2007 season are:

Stravinsky $40,000 plus gst,
One Cool Cat $15,000 plus gst,
Viking Ruler $10,000 plus gst,
Keeper $10,000 plus gst.

Stravinsky has had another outstanding season of progeny results in 2006/07.

He sired his fourth individual Group 1 winner earlier this month in New Zealand when Captivate won the New Zealand Bloodstock Breeder Stakes (1600m) at Te Aroha. He is the sire of 38 individual stakes winners and has been represented by winners in 18 different countries.

Stravinsky was the leading sire by aggregate at the 2007 New Zealand Bloodstock National Yearling Sales at Karaka where he was represented by 37 lots sold for an aggregate of NZ$6,762,500 and an average of NZ$182,770.

He had the second highest-priced lot at Karaka with a colt ex Ethereal being sold for NZ$1.3 million.

A stud fee for Cambridge Stud's new stallion
Lucky Unicorn has been set at $8000 plus gst.

For further information contact Sir Patrick Hogan 021-518 878