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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

Siyouni: sire of Laurens will stand for ?100,000 in 2019
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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.


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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.

Sea The Stars: the king of Gilltown Stud will again stand for ?135,000 in 2019
The 12-year-old son of Cape Cross was another to have enjoyed a fruitful season, with his daughter Sea Of Class becoming his ninth elite winner with victory in the Irish Oaks, an effort that was followed by a win in the Yorkshire Oaks and short-neck defeat at the hands of Enable in the Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe.

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.


More 2019 fee news:

Fees for new boys Tasleet and Poet's Word revealed as Nunnery issues tariff

Siyouni is not the most expensive stallion to stand under the Aga Khan Studs banner, with Sea The Stars remaining unchanged at a fee of ?135,000
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