Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente (Ire) will join a line-up of 11 stallions on the Eliza Park International roster at Kerrie in Victoria this year.
Fiorente (7h Monsun – Desert Bloom by Pilsudski) will stand his initial season at a fee of $17,600 (inc gst). “Everyone is familiar with the deeds of Fiorente over the last 12 months,” Eliza Park International Sales & Nominations Manager Mark Lindsay said. “It’s hard to move away from what he did in the Melbourne Cup and Australian Cup but his win over 1600m at weight for age in the Dato Tan Chin Nam was something else.
“He’s got a lot to offer broodmare owners and his sire Monsun is one of the world’s most successful sires with 17% stakes winners to runners.”
Eliza Park International’s premier roster of stallions in Victoria has been seriously enhanced by the decision to introduce payment of service fees only after the mare has produced a live foal. “We believe it’s a tremendous incentive to broodmare owners,” Lindsay said. “This now gives clients of the farm much more ‘breathing space’ and full credit to our new owners for taking this step.
“Importantly though, the best terms in the world are nothing if you don’t have the roster to match and in that regard, we’ve got a terrific line-up.”
The recent acquisition of unbeaten Northern Meteor 2YO, Fighting Sun, has brought a flood of enquiries over the past few weeks at an opening fee of $13,750 (inc gst).
“The phone has been ringing off the hook,” Lindsay revealed. “After winning so impressively on debut and then blitzing them in the Listed Canonbury Stakes in Sydney, a lot of good judges thought he would have won the Golden Slipper and we somewhat reluctantly retired him to stud.
“It’s a huge advantage that he’s by Northern Meteor but it’s the sheer speed factor that has everyone excited.
“Adding to the Live Foal payment and the new boys, the existing roster is really doing the job.
“With only a handful of runners, Wanted has a very exciting filly in Kalabek aiming for Group 1 glory in Brisbane. Perennial champ Bel Esprit has again sired over 120 individual winners for the season while Magnus and Statue of Liberty are going great guns and are among the top 3YO sires in the country.
“Not to mention a number of up and coming stallions that are bound to make their own way in the next couple of seasons. I believe that a highly functioning roster and competitive fees are a great advantage, but payment on live foal will also help keep a lot of people in the industry.”
For further information, please phone Mark Lindsay (0416 334 338), Phil Marshall (0407 853 782) or Mitch Roach (0418 995 984).
BEL ESPRIT $24,200
FIGHTING SUN $13,750
STATUE OF LIBERTY $11,000
ASTRONOMER ROYAL $7,700
LOVE CONQUERS ALL $11,000
MONASHEE MOUNTAIN $3,300
All fees (inc gst)