No Nay Never confirmed for 2019

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Coolmore Australia has confirmed that No Nay Never (USA) will return to Australia as part of its bumper 16-stallion roster for the upcoming season.

Coolmore initially announced its full fees for a 15-strong roster earlier this month, with the addition of Triple Crown winner Justify (USA) as well as another son of Scat Daddy (USA) in Mendelssohn (USA) and Saxon Warrior (Jpn), the son of the legendary Deep Impact (Jpn).

No Nay Never, who had spent the last three seasons in Australia, was initially not on the list, but Coolmore confirmed in a tweet on Tuesday afternoon that the Group 1 winning sprinter, whose first Australian crop hit the racetrack in 2019/20, will be shuttling back to Jerrys Plains in 2019.

"No Nay Never is one of the most exciting young sires in the world with 11% Stakes winners to runners, despite his oldest only just turning 3. His yearlings sold for up to $400,000 in '19 and we can't wait to have him back at @CoolmoreAus this year," Coolmore Australia Principal Tom Magnier tweeted.

He has already made a huge impression in the Northern Hemisphere, where he has nine stakes winners. He has proven extremely popular in the Australian sales ring as well, with his three yearlings at the recent Australian Easter Yearling Sale averaging an impressive $383,333.

"No Nay Never is one of the most exciting young sires in the world with 11% Stakes winners to runners." - Tom Magnier

He will stand in Australia at $44,000 (inc GST), more than double his 2018 fee of $19,250 (inc GST).

No Nay Never

His fee at Coolmore in Ireland quadrupled to €100,000 from €25,000 in 2019, making him the highest-priced of Coolmore's 29 Irish-based stallions whose fees are advertised.

He is one of three of Coolmore's stallions in Australia who will have their first crops at the racetrack this year, joining Vancouver and Pride of Dubai.

He is also one of four sons of Scat Daddy on the roster, alongside Justify, Mendelssohn and Caravaggio (USA), who returns for his second season.