CAMACHO has had his covering fee raised from €7,500 to €12,000 for next year.
Standing at Gay O'Callaghan's Morristown Lattin Stud in Naas, Camacho (by Danehill and a half-brother to Showcasing) retired to stud in 2007 but only covered small books of mares and spent one season in England before it became apparent that his stock were over-achieving on the track.
Bigger books followed and this year he had over 30 two-year-old winners, including Royal Ascot Group 2 scorer Signora Cabello. Camacho was also represented by French classic winner Teppal.
Dark Angel remains the star of the show at Morristown Lattin. Sire of top sprinters Bataash and Harry Angel, his fee remains at €85,000.
Gutaifan (by Dark Angel) stays at €10,000 and the Scat Daddy horse El Kabeir remains at €8,000.
Gay O’Callaghan said: “Camacho has had a sensational season on the track in 2018, headed by the classic winner Teppal and Royal Ascot winner Signora Cabello. Adding to this are over 30 two-year-old winners in 2018 and a very positive year in the sales ring.”
Of Dark Angel, he added: "He has had another sensational year at stud, proving himself once again as an established Group 1 producer, with a new Grade 1 winner in 2018 in the form of Hunt, while Raging Bull looks set to be a future star having won listed, Grade 3 and Grade 2 contests in America."
O'Callaghan noted Dark Angel’s growing influence as a broodmare sire through Group 1 winner Havana Grey and Rumble Inthejungle.
He continued: "It’s been with great excitement that we’ve watched Gutaifan's yearlings sell this autumn. The record breaking dual Group 2 winner and son of Dark Angel was very well supported in the sales ring by trainers, agents and owners alike who were impressed by the excellent quality of his stock."
O'Callaghan said he was looking forward to the arrival of the first El Kabeir foals next spring. "As a son of the hugely influential Scat Daddy, he is a really exciting prospect and a wonderful looking individual who showed both a very high level of ability and toughness on the track. He was a multiple graded stakes winner at two and hree, from five furlongs to a mile and 16th, and will continue to give European breeders the opportunity to avail of precocious and speedy bloodlines.”
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