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Wednesday, 21 November, 2018

Waikato Stud stallion fees remain unchanged for 2017

Tivaci will join the roster this year but his fee remains undecided

Aerovelocity (pink hood): son of Pins just holds off Lucky Bubbles in the Hong Kong Sprint
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Waikato Stud in New Zealand has announced that its covering fees will remain unchanged for the 2017 breeding season. 

Mark Chittick, studmaster of Waikato Stud, said: "While we are yet to set a fee for our exciting new sire Tivaci, who is still in Australia racing, the rest of our roster Savabeel, Ocean Park, Sacred Falls, Pins, Rock 'N' Pop and Rios will be staying the same."

The most expensive on the roster is Savabeel who remains at a fee of NZ$100,000 (£56,000/€65,500). The son of Zabeel currently sits at the head of the New Zealand sires' table by prize-money.

"He's had another ultra-exciting season with Group 1 winners Kawi
and Hall Of Fame heading a tally of 15 individual stakes winners.
To have had 15 stakes winners at this stage in the piece is massive, especially when you consider their versatility."

Both Ocean Park and Sacred Falls will remain at a fee of NZ$30,000, while Pins, who is fifth in the sires' table, will stand for NZ$25,000.

Chittick added: "Season in, season out [Pins] will have an average of eight stakes winners and one out-and-out headliner. Already this season he has had the seven, with headline honours already achieved through Paul O’Sullivan’s terrific Group 1 Hong Kong Sprint winner Aerovelocity."

Completing the roster is Rock 'N' Pop and Rios, standing at fees of NZ$9000 and NZ$4000 respectively.

Waikato will welcome Tivaci, a son of High Chaparral, to their roster for 2017. His stud fee has yet to be decided as he continues to race. 

Chittick added: "We are very excited about Tivaci joining the roster. He fits exactly into Waikato Stud’s proven sire selecting criteria - a good pedigree, impressive looks and a fantastic turn of foot."

He fits exactly into Waikato Stud’s proven sire selecting criteria - a good pedigree, impressive looks and a fantastic turn of foot
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