Siyouni to stand for six figures as Aga Khan Studs unveil 2019 covering fees
The son of Pivotal is the leading light of the French stallion ranks
The Aga Khan Studs' Siyouni, sire of five-time Group 1 winner Laurens, has had his fee increased to €100,000 for the 2019 breeding season.
The Haras de Bonneval-based son of Pivotal, who has been represented by 24 stakes performers this campaign, stood the most recent breeding season at a fee of €75,000.
The prices commanded by his current crop of yearlings have followed suit with his stud career's upward trajectory, with a European average of over £150,000 for progeny conceived at a fee of €30,000.
Siyouni was joined at Haras de Bonneval for 2018 by Zarak, who covered a full book of 133 mares - featuring Group 1 winner Shareta, Group 1-placed Shankardeh as well as sisters to Laurens and Charm Spirit.
The son of Dubawi and Zarkava will stand at the unchanged fee of €12,000. Completing the Aga Khan's French roster is Dariyan, with the son of Shamardal - whose first crop contains siblings to Vazirabad, Lily's Candle, Anodor - to remain at €8,000.
Siyouni is not the most expensive stallion to stand under the Aga Khan Studs banner, however, with Sea The Stars remaining unchanged at a fee of €135,000 at Gilltown Stud in Ireland.
Standing alongside Sea The Stars is his son Harzand, who will be available to breeders at €10,000 - down from an opening pitch of €15,000. The dual Derby winner's first foals, which arrived earlier this year, includes siblings to Group 1 winners Zarkava and Jet Setting.
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