2012 Service Fees announced

 
13 Apr 2012

Cambridge Stud has set its stallion service fees for the upcoming season with newcomer
Cape Blanco (by Galileo) bound to attract hot interest at his price of $20,000 + gst.

 

Unbeaten at two, a dual Group One winner at three and unbeaten on turf in America at four (all Gr.1 races), Cape Blanco comes to Cambridge Stud this year with a huge international profile. 

 

Zabeel, who leads both the Australian and New Zealand Broodmare Sire Premierships, remains at last year’s fee of $100,000 + gst and is the only Cambridge Stud stallion where a live foal guarantee doesn’t apply.

 

Stravinsky has had his fee trimmed to a very attractive $22,500 + gst ($25k last year), great value when you consider his Karaka Premier Sale yearlings averaged $194,464 (14 sold) earlier this year.  Stravinsky is now a permanent resident at Cambridge Stud.

 

Keeper is currently the leading sire by individual winners in Hong Kong this season.  His fee has been reduced to $15,000 + gst ($17,500 last year), another indication of Sir Patrick Hogan’s desire to make his stallion roster as affordable as possible to breeders.

 

Year three stallion
Tavistock drops back to $10,000 ($12.5k for first two seasons).  Cambridge Stud is thrilled with the first-crop foals by the son of Montjeu who won two Group One races at 1400m and was voted Champion NZ Sprinter of 2010.

 

Lucky Unicorn (by Redoute’s Choice) continues at the entry-level price of $5,000 + gst.  His daughter Capital Diamond, from his first crop, was third in the NZB 3YO Filly of the Year Series this season, being placed in no less than 5 Group Races.  Lucky Unicorn’s first runner in Hong Kong has already been a multiple winner.