Sun Stud announce service fees for 2017 breeding season
Roster headed by Magnus at A$22,000
The Hong Kong-owned and Australian-based Sun Stud has announced its 2017 southern hemisphere fees for its roster of 12 stallions in Queensland and Victoria.
It is headed by Group 1 hero Magnus, who has had a successful year being represented by top level scorer Malaguerra, and will stand at a fee of A$22,000. Melbourne Cup winner Fiorente, whose first crop hit the yearling market in 2017, has had his fee set at A$17,600.
The operation's newest recruit, dual Group 1 scorer Palentino and a son of Darley's shuttle sire Teofilo, will also stand at a fee of A$17,600.
Bel Esprit, who won twice at the highest level, heads the roster of stallions in Queensland and has had his fee set at A$12,100. He is best known as the sire of Australian superstar mare Black Caviar.
He is joined by Love Conquers All at the same fee while Statue Of Liberty, who has re-located to Queensland, will stand at A$7,700. Completing the roster at Queensland is Jabali at A$4,950 and Instinction at A$3,850.
Fighting Sun, a son of Northern Meteor, will stand at Victoria at A$13,750 while Moshe, a brother to Black Caviar, will stand at a fee of A$7,700.
Completing the Victoria stallions is Ready For Victory and Squamosa, both at fees of A$6,600.
Phil Marshall, sales and nominations manager at Sun Stud, said: "Sun Stud is gearing up for another busy season. Naturally, there's plenty of interest already in Palentino which is hardly surprising - he won two Group 1s and a Group 2 over the mile at Flemington and defeated some of Australia's best performers including horses like Black Heart Bart.
"The re-location of Statue Of Liberty is also an interesting development and sure to be welcomed by Queensland breeders. His brilliant sprinter, Hay List, was a Group winner in Brisbane and finished second to Black Caviar in the BTC Cup."
Danielle Cheng, managing director of Sun Stud, added: "We're very happy with our line-up for 2017. I believe our stallions are very competitively priced in what is an extremely buoyant market and the roster really does offer something for all breeders."