Justify listed as private as Coolmore Australia release 2019 stud fees
Saxon Warrior introduced at A$24,750 with Mendelssohn to stand at A$17,600
Coolmore Australia have announced the fees for their 2019 stallion roster, which includes US Triple Crown winner Justify among a trio of new recruits.
Unbeaten in six starts, the son of Scat Daddy - who is currently standing at Coolmore’s Ashford base in Kentucky for $150,000 - has been listed at a private fee for his first southern hemisphere breeding season.
He will be joined by fellow shuttler Saxon Warrior, who won the Racing Post Trophy at two prior to capturing the 2,000 Guineas as a three-year-old, and UAE Derby victor Mendelssohn at the global breeding giant’s Jerrys Plains property this year.
Saxon Warrior is currently standing at Coolmore Stud in Ireland for a fee of €30,000 and he will commence his Australian duties at A$24,750, while Mendelssohn has been introduced at A$17,600 (inc GST).
Fastnet Rock, who has stood at a private fee for the last five Australian breeding seasons, is now listed at A$165,000 (inc GST) - the highest fee on the 15-strong roster. He was responsible for the second highest-priced lot at last week’s Inglis Australian Easter Yearling Sale when Aquis Farm went to A$2.3 million for a Segenhoe Stud-consigned brother to Merchant Navy.
Merchant Navy will himself stand for an unchanged fee of A$55,000 this year, while American Pharoah - who sired his first winner with his first runner when the Aidan O’Brien-trained Monarch Of Egypt won at Naas on Saturday - also remains unchanged at A$66,000 (inc GST).
In regard to fee movements, first season sire Rubick, who numbers Todman Stakes scorer Yes Yes Yes among his eight individual winners, has seen his fee increased to A$38,500 (inc GST) from A$17,600.
Dual Group 1 winner Caravaggio - one of three sons of Scat Daddy Coolmore are offering to breeders - has been reduced to A$27,500 (inc GST) from A$33,000, while Vancouver - who had 14 yearlings sell at an average of A$316,071 at the Easter Sale - has been dropped to A$44,000 (inc GST) from A$49,500.
No Nay Never, who produced Middle Park Stakes winner Ten Sovereigns from his first crop of northern hemisphere runners, will not return for a fourth southern hemisphere breeding season having covered 98 mares at a fee of A$19,250 last year.
Neither will Starspangledbanner, who also covered 98 mares for a fee of A$11,000. He is currently standing for a fee of €17,500 at Coolmore Stud in Ireland.
Colm Santry, Coolmore Australia’s nominations and sales manager, expressed his delight with this year’s roster, highlighting the unique nature of standing three Triple Crown winners in the same season.
“We believe our fees offer Australian breeders great value for money and access to the world’s best bloodlines,” he said. “It’s unique to be standing two US Triple Crown winners in addition to Australian two-year-old Triple Crown winner Pierro.
“American Pharoah’s very talented first winner on Saturday, trained by Aidan O’Brien in Ireland, and Pierro’s recent Hong Kong Derby winner only reinforces the need for world-class stallions in Australia where our champion sire Fastnet Rock, leading young sire So You Think and exciting first crop sire Rubick have all recently had big race winners.
“It’s a top-class roster.”
Coolmore Australia's 2019 roster (fees inc GST)
(2018 fee in brackets)
Adelaide $11,000 (unchanged)
American Pharoah $66,000 (unchanged)
Caravaggio $27,500 ($33,000)
Choisir $27,500 ($29,700)
Churchill $22,000 ($27,500)
Fastnet Rock $165,000 (Private)
Justify Private (new)
Mendelssohn $17,600 (new)
Merchant Navy $55,000 (unchanged)
Pierro $88,000 (unchanged)
Pride Of Dubai $38,500 ($44,000)
Rubick $38,500 ($17,600)
Saxon Warrior $24,750 (new)
So You Think $38,500 ($44,000)
Vancouver $44,000 ($49,500)