Coolmore confirms 2019 fees

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Coolmore has confirmed the fees for a stallion roster it believes represents the best line-up of stallions ever assembled in Australia. (Cover image courtesy of Coolmore America)

Having recently confirmed it will be standing an unprecedented trio of Triple Crown winners in the 2019 breeding season, Coolmore has released service fees for the 2019 season.

Justify (USA) (Scat Daddy {USA}), confirmed recently as the headline arrival for Coolmore Australia this season, will stand for an undisclosed fee, joining fellow Triple Crown winner American Pharoah (USA) (Pioneerof The Nile {USA}), who will serve his third season in Australia at the same price as 2018, $66,000 (GST inc).

Justify was recently confirmed to shuttle to Australia for the 2019 season (Image: Emily Duncan)

Also remaining at his current price is Australian 2-year-old Triple Crown winner Pierro (Lonhro), who jumped from $49,500 to $88,000 last year and has had seven stakes-winners, including Group 1 winner Arcadia Queen, this season.

There will be two additional new names on Coolmore's Australian roster this upcoming season with Mendelssohn (USA) (Scat Daddy {USA}), who stands for $17,600 and Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}), who stands for $24,750 slated to make the trip down under.

“The Coolmore Australia roster for 2019 comprises a mixture of the best Australian-raced stallion prospects to retire to stud over the past number of years along with international stars like Justify, American Pharoah, Saxon Warrior, Mendelssohn, Churchill and Caravaggio. In short, we believe it is the best lineup of stallions ever assembled in Australia,” said Coolmore Australia Principal, Tom Magnier.

Gallery: Two of the newest additions to be announced on the Coolmore roster for 2019

Champion stallion Fastnet Rock (Danehill {USA}), who has had 11 stakes winners this season to date, stands for $165,000.

"We believe it is the best lineup of stallions ever assembled in Australia." - Coolmore Australia principal, Tom Magnier

Fastnet Rock's progeny remain among the most in-demand at yearling sales with 28 sold at last week's Australian Easter Yearling Sales at an average just shy of $460,000.

“Our flagship horse Fastnet Rock continues to excel both on the racecourse and in the sales ring as we saw again last week at the Inglis Easter Yearling Sale and with Anaheed at Randwick on Saturday,” Magnier said.

His son, Merchant Navy (Fastnet Rock), the G1 Coolmore Stud S. and G1 Diamond Jubilee S. winner, remains at $55,000 having completed his first season last spring, serving a book of 246 mares.

Freshman sire Rubick (Encosta de Lago) has had a price increase from $17,600 to $38,500 reflecting the racetrack success of his first crop.

He has had eight individual 2-year-old winners this season to date, the second most of any first-season sire, including Group 2 Todman S. winner Yes Yes Yes.

His second crop have been highly sought after at the sales, with a Rubick colt out of November Flight, making him a half-brother to Group 1 placegetter, Pierata, selling for $900,000 at last week's Easter Sale in Sydney to Coolmore.

Rubick has had a significant fee increase in 2019

“Rubick's fee goes up after an incredibly strong first season from his progeny on the track, with eight winners including a Todman Stakes winner. He is one of the hottest young sires in the country, and as a result his yearlings sold for up to $900,000 this year,” Magnier said.

"He is one of the hottest young sires in the country." - Tom Magnier

Vancouver (Medaglia d'Oro {USA}), whose first crop hit the track next season, has also had some outstanding results at the sales, headlined by a filly which sold for $950,000 at Easter, the highest price paid for a first-season yearling in two years.

He has dominated the statistics for the leading freshman sire at the major sales and stands at $44,000 in 2019. Pride of Dubai (Street Cry {Ire}) has also had a strong start to his stud career at the sales and will stand for $38,500.

“The stock by Vancouver and Pride of Dubai have been extremely well received so we are very excited about the future,” Magnier said.

Gallery: The stock by Vancouver and Pride Of Dubai have been very well received at the sales

So You Think's (NZ) (High Chaparral {Ire}) progeny have enjoyed a strong season on the track to date, highlighted by Nakeeta Jane, who became his fifth Group 1 winner when she claimed the Surround S. recently. The dual Cox Plate winner and five-time European Group 1 winner stands for $38,500 in 2019.

Another Cox Plate winner, Adelaide (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}), will stand his fifth season in Australia at an unchanged $11,000, while Choisir (Danehill Dancer {Ire}) is priced at $27,500 and Churchill (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) $22,000. Caravaggio (USA) (Scat Daddy {USA}) will stand at $27,500 for the 2019 season.

2019 Coolmore Stallion Fees

Adelaide (IRE)Galileo (IRE)$11,000 $11,000
American Pharoah (USA)Pioneerof The Nile (USA)$66,000 $66,000
Caravaggio (USA)Scat Daddy (USA)$27,500 $33,000
ChoisirDanehill Dancer (IRE)$27,500 $29,700
Churchill (IRE)Galileo (IRE)$22,000 $27,500
Fastnet RockDanehill (USA)$165,000 Private
Justify (USA)Scat Daddy (USA)PrivateNew
Mendelssohn (USA)Scat Daddy (USA)$17,600 New
Merchant NavyFastnet Rock$55,000 $55,000
PierroLonhro$88,000 $88,000
Pride of DubaiStreet Cry (IRE)$38,500 $44,000
RubickEncosta de Lago$38,500 $17,600
Saxon Warrior (JPN)Deep Impact (JPN)$24,750 New
So You Think (NZ)High Chaparral (IRE)$38,500 $44,000
VancouverMedaglia d'Oro (USA)$44,000 $49,500