BALLYLINCH Stud stallion New Bay has had his covering fee for 2023 doubled from €37,500 to €75,000.

The stud’s star stallion Lope De Vega stays at €125,000 next year.

Ballylinch boss John O’Connor said: “Lope De Vega once again confirmed that he is a world leading sire with over 50 blacktype horses including four Group 1 winners in 2022 alone.

“He has achieved success at the highest level on four different continents and is one of those rare sires who can truly be called a global success.”

Of the Dubawi horse New Bay, O’Connor said: “He has made an explosive start to his stallion career and confirmed himself as a top-level sire with the winners of the two feature Group 1 races on Champions Day at Ascot.

“He is one of only six European stallions to sire at least three Group 1 winners in 2022, and he is set to cover an outstanding book of mares in 2023 with the support of most of Europe’s top breeders.”

One of New Bay’s Group 1 winners, Bayside Boy, retires to Ballylinch next year and has been put in at €15,000.

“He has all the attributes that we look for in a stallion prospect, a top-class two-year-old and a Group 1-winning miler with an exceptional turn of foot,” O’Connor said.

“His sire New Bay is one of the very best stallion sons of Dubawi, and his stakes-winning and group-producing dam is from a high-quality family. He was an outstanding yearling and I’m sure that breeders will be very impressed with both his looks and his athletic walk.”

Make Believe’s fee has been lowered from €17,500 to €10,000, while the fee for Waldgeist has been reduced from €15,000 to €12,500.


Stallion 2022 2023

Lope De Vega €125,000 €125,000

New Bay €37,500 €75,000

Bayside Boy New €15,000

Waldgeist €15,000 €12,500

Make Believe €17,500 €10,000