Lynward Park owner Ted van Heemst cited moderate growth in the local market when reducing fees for his three stallions this year.
van Heemst, who is also Chairman of Perth Racing, stands Alfred Nobel and Balmont at his Bullsbrook property and Trade Fair at Alwyn Park in Serpentine.. “Our strategy has always been to stand high-class international winners with matching pedigrees at a fee which reflects local conditions,” he said. “The economy has gone sideways at best since the last stud season and reducing all our fees is a move that should help breeders through trying times.”
ALFRED NOBEL shuttles from Coolmore Stud in Ireland and will stand for $7,150 (inc gst). A brilliant two-year-old winner of the G1 Phoenix Stakes in Ireland, he is a son of Danehill Dancer and descends from one of the world’s most accomplished maternal lines.
His second dam Dazzling Park was Champion European 3YO Filly in 1999 and third dam Park Express was Champion Irish 2YO & 3YO Filly in 1985 and 1986. Alfred Nobel is also closely related to New Approach, the Champion European 2YO & 3YO Colt in 2007 and 2008.
TRADE FAIR will have his fee cut to $4,950 (inc gst). He received a tremendous boost last month when his filly Moonstone Magic won the G3 Fred Darling Stakes in England. She follows Al Rep who won the G3 Italian 2000 Guineas and, now racing as Packing Whiz, has just won the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee Cup in Hong Kong.
Trade Fair (Zafonic – Danefair by Danehill) was a G3 winner in England and Ireland and he was also third home in the 2002 G1 Dewhurst Stakes. His sire was a G1 winner of the English 2000 Guineas, Prix Morny, Dewhurst Stakes and Prix de la Salamandre. His dam was unbeaten in four French starts including the G3 Prix Minerve, LR Prix des Tuileries and LR Prix Melisande.
BALMONT began his stud career shuttling from Ireland and is now based permanently at Lynward Park. His first WA crop started racing this year and include early winner She’s Quality and the city placegetters Balcodia, Korolenko and Park Lane.
Balmont (Stravinsky) won the G1 Middle Park Stakes and G2 Gimcrack Stakes in England and is a half-brother to G1 Wood Memorial winner Eskendereya. His first four dams are by siring greats Seattle Slew, Alydar, Northern Dancer and Ribot. His fee for 2012 is $4,400 (inc gst).