DARK Angel's stud fee is on the rise again, jumping to €85,000 next year from €65,000.
The Morristown Lattin Stud stallion had a fee of €10,000 when he retired to stud in 2008. That fell to €7,000 before his first runners hit the track and his star has been in the ascendancy ever since.
This year he had another three individual Group 1 winners in Battaash ((Prix de l'Abbaye), Harry Angel (July Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup), and Persuasive (Queen Elizabeth II Stakes).
Gay O’Callaghan said: "Dark Angel has had another sensational year at stud, proving himself once again as an established Group 1 producer, siring three individual Group 1 winners this year alone."
Gutaifan, a dual Group 2 winner and son of Dark Angel, will have his first crop of foals selling this month. His fee for 2018 remains at €10,000. "We have been delighted with the feedback from breeders on the excellent quality of his stock who share his attributes of strength and class,” O'Callaghan said.
Morristown Lattin's new stallion El Kabeir will stand at €8,000. The son of Scat Daddy was a multiple graded stakes winner in America. O'Callaghan said: "He will give European breeders the opportunity to avail of precocious and speedy bloodlines.”
Camacho also stands at Morristown Lattin and his fee remains at €7,500. "He ontinues to rise in popularity amongst breeders as a top class source of speed. With over 24 two-year-old winners in 2017 and remarkable results in the sales ring, his progeny are highly desired by trainers and breeders alike."
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