First-season sire sensation Ardad has fee increased to career-high £12,500
The son of Kodiac is responsible for 21 winners including Perfect Power
Overbury Stud's first-season sire sensation Ardad will stand for a career-high fee of £12,500 in 2022 following a season in which his son Perfect Power won the Prix Morny and Middle Park Stakes, and daughter Eve Lodge landed the Sirenia Stakes.
The son of Kodiac, who was retired to Overbury after victories in the Windsor Castle Stakes and Flying Childers Stakes for John Gosden and Abdullah Saeed Al Naboodah, stood at £6,500 for his first three seasons before dropping to £4,000 this year.
The crowning glory of Ardad's first juveniles has been Perfect Power, who emulated his sire with a Royal Ascot victory in the Norfolk Stakes, before adding top-flight triumphs to his name in France and Britain.
Also among his 21 individual winners are Coventry Stakes third Vintage Clarets and dual scorers Admiral D, Tipperary Sunset, Arboy Will and Beautiful Sunshine.
Ardad covered his biggest book this term – 156 mares – while his second crop have sold for up to 190,000gns and averaged £56,000. All 30 offered have sold.
Simon Sweeting, manager of Overbury Stud, said: "Ardad is proving to be a most unusual stallion, fully capable of passing on not only his powerful good looks and movement but also his laid-back and charming temperament.
"He’s already proved himself to be a notable source of Royal Ascot two-year-olds and sales stock, and we’re really looking forward to seeing what the future brings. His stud career could scarcely have started any better."