Nom Du Jeu (NZ) has already secured 115 mares in his debut season at Fairdale Stud in Palmerston North. The son of Montjeu has appealed to many breeders with his impressive credentials and affordable fee of $6,000 (+ gst).
A G1 winner of the 2008 AJC Derby, Nom Du Jeu is owned by a powerful syndicate including many major commercial studs and the Morton family of Brisbane who bred and raced him.
Notably among the mares already booked in is Centuria (NZ) – who is the three time stakes producing dam of Cent Home, Studebaker and Ballet Society. The handsome first season sire counts Tall Poppy, Classic Babe and Sound Lover among the stakes winning mares heading his way.
Gerald Fell the owner of Fairdale Stud, believes supporters will be duly rewarded. “He is an outstanding looking horse and if his foals look anything like him, I’m sure they will sell well”.
The early popularity of the sire comes as no surprise to Fell. “He is very well priced for what he is. He won his only start at two, he is the son of the best living sire in Montjeu and he won at every distance from 1200m to 2400m.
“He really is the complete package and we are very lucky to have him here. If he had come down from the northern hemisphere with his credentials, he would most likely be standing somewhere else at a much higher fee”.