Cambridge Stud has set its stallion service fees for the upcoming season with newcomer Cape Blanco priced at $20,000.
Cape Blanco (Galileo) was unbeaten at two and was a dual Group 1winner at three. He was unbeaten on turf in America (all G1 races) at four and comes to Cambridge Stud this year with a huge international profile.
Zabeel, who leads both the Australian and New Zealand broodmare Sires’ premierships, remains at last year’s fee of $100,000 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. That’s great value considering 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 and that’s another indication of Sir Patrick Hogan’s desire to make his stallion roster as affordable as possible to breeders.
Tavistock drops back to $10,000 for his third season. Cambridge Stud is thrilled with the first-crop foals by the son of Montjeu who won two Group 1 races at 1400m and was voted Champion NZ Sprinter of 2010.
Lucky Unicorn (Redoute’s Choice) continues at the entry-level price of $5,000. His first-crop daughter Capital Diamond was third in the NZB 3YO Filly of the Year Series this season after being placed in five Group events. Lucky Unicorn’s first runner in Hong Kong has already been a multiple winner.
Service fees do not include GST.