Wootton Bassett to stand for €150,000 as Coolmore unveils powerful 2022 team
Camelot is another to receive a boost, standing for €75,000 from €60,000
Coolmore has released the 2022 fees for its star-studded roster, with Wootton Bassett and Camelot two of the leading sires receiving fee increases, to €150,000 and €75,000 respectively.
Topping the 22-strong roster is recent acquisition and burgeoning sire sensation Wootton Bassett, who from his first small crop of foals at Haras d'Etreham has produced European champion Almanzor, Prix Jean Romanet winner Audarya and Prix de l'Abbaye winner Wooded.
His star performers this year include Prix Saint-Alary winner Incarville, last month's Prix Marcel Boussac winner Zellie and Royal Lodge and Acomb Stakes victor Royal Patronage. The Group 1-winning son of Iffraaj stood the 2021 breeding season for a fee of €100,000, having been €40,000 in 2020.
No Nay Never is the second six-figure lot on the roster, having been responsible for Coronation and Sussex Stakes winner Alcohol Free, along with Lowther and Princess Margaret Stakes winner Zain Claudette and Molecomb Stakes scorer and Middle Park third Armor this term. He will stand for an unchanged €125,000.
Camelot has had his fee bumped up to a career-high of €75,000, from €60,000 this year. In 2020 he had stood for €40,000. Camelot is slready the sire of nine individual top-flight winners, including Sir Dragonet, Santa Barbara and Russian Camelot, and the unbeaten Luxembourg followed in his sire's footsteps when smoothly landing the Vertem Futurity Stakes at Doncaster last month.
The fee for the newest recruit to the team, St Mark's Basilica, had already been announced at €65,000, while Australia and Starspangledbanner will each stand at €35,000, a rise from their 2021 fees of €25,000 and €22,500 respectively.
Australia, a son of late perennial champion sire Galileo and the brilliant Ouija Board, has sired two new Group 1 winners this year in Mare Australis (Prix Ganay) and Broome (Grand Prix de Saint-Cloud), while Starspangledbanner has had Saratoga Derby and Cox Plate winner State Of Rest leading his runners, which also include Marble Hill Stakes scorer and Middle Park Stakes runner-up Castle Star and Group 3 Naas winner Hermana Estrella.
Promising first-season sire Churchill, who has three Listed stakes winners among six black-type horses from his first crop, has had his fee trimmed to €25,000 from €30,000, while Prix de l'Arc de Triomphe and Prix du Jockey Club winner Sottsass, who stood his first season at Fethard this year, has undergone the same cut.
The first crop of yearlings of Saxon Warrior, a Classic-winning son of the great Deep Impact and out of the Group 1-winning Galileo mare Maybe, have been well received and he will continue to stand for €20,000.
No Nay Never's July Cup and Middle Park Stakes-winning son Ten Sovereigns will be €17,500 in 2022, down from €20,000, while Magna Grecia, winner of the 2,000 Guineas and Vertem Futurity and an Invincible Spirit half-brother to St Mark's Basilica, has also had a small deduction in his fee to €17,500, in his case from €18,000.
Gleneagles, a regally bred dual Guineas-winning son of Galileo who had his breakthrough top-level winner when Loving Dreams struck in the Prix de Royallieu at Longchamp, has also been cut, to €15,000 from €25,000.
Circus Maximus, a multiple Group 1-winning miler, will stand for €12,500, down from his debut €20,000, as will Footstepsinthesand, whose Marianafoot landed the Prix Maurice de Gheest, War Front's top-class son US Navy Flag (both unchanged) and Coventry Stakes winner Calyx (down from €16,000).
Holy Roman Emperor and the popular Highland Reel, who was supplied with a first Group winner courtesy of Premio Dormello scorer Atamisque, and Sioux Nation will all stand for €10,000, the first-named having stood for €12,500 this year.
The roster is completed by Coventry Stakes winner Arizona, the venerable Rock Of Gibraltar and Gustav Klimt, who will stand for €6,000, €5,000 and €4,000 respectively.
Coolmore Stud 2022 stallion fees
|Stallion||2022 fee||2021 fee||% change|
|No Nay Never||€125,000||€125,000||no change|
|St Mark's Basilica||€65,000||N/A||NEW|
|Saxon Warrior||€20,000||€20,000||no change|
|US Navy Flag||€12,500||€12,500||no change|
|Highland Reel||€10,000||€10,000||no change|
|Holy Roman Emperor||€10,000||€12,500||-20|
|Sioux Nation||€10,000||€10,000||no change|
|Rock Of Gibraltar||€5,000||€5,000||no change|
|Gustav Klimt||€4,000||€4,000||no change|