Tavistock to remain at an unchanged fee of NZ$65,000 for 2017
Son of Montjeu will have his book restricted at Cambridge Stud
Leading New Zealand stallion Tavistock will remain at an unchanged fee of NZ$65,000 (£36,314/€42,823) for the 2017 southern hemisphere breeding season.
Sir Patrick Hogan, who established Cambridge Stud in 1975, also announced there would be a live foal guarantee for the 2017 season and his book would be more restricted this year.
Hogan said: "He's had two or three hectic years. We had more than 300 applications to Tavistock last year and I had planned on restricting him to 160 mares. But then I can only blame myself for sending a few extra of my own mares to him than I should have and a few shareholders wanted late services and he got up to 194 so it got away from us a bit.
"I'm putting it on record that I'm going to stay a lot stronger. At least that's what I'm planning anyway."
The 11-year-old son of Montjeu had his fee raised from NZ$15,000 (£8,380/€9,882) to NZ$65,000 last year on the back of supplying Group 1 winners Volkstok'n'barrell, Tarzino, Tavago and Werther.
Hogan has also released the fees for the other stallions on his roster with European shuttler Power having had his fee increased to NZ$12,500 (£6,983/€8,237) thanks to the success of Gift Of Power on the track.
Completing the line-up is Burgundy at NZ$7,000 (£3,911/€4,613) and Keeper at NZ$5,000 (£2,794/€3,295).