Coolmore Stud has announced its 2019 stallion fees and the roster include five new horses.
“Coolmore have long been associated with standing top class two-year-olds and classic three-year-olds but the new additions for 2019 see the introduction of some really quality speed,” commented the stud's David O’Loughlin.
“War Front’s son U S Navy Flag was last year’s European Champion two-year-old and was a runaway winner of the July Cup when dropped back to six furlongs.
"Merchant Navy won Group 1 races over six furlongs both in Australia and at Royal Ascot is the fastest son of his champion sire Fastnet Rock. Saxon Warrior is the best son of Deep Impact so stand in Europe to date.
"He bested Roaring Lion in the Group 1 Racing Post Trophy to remain unbeaten at two and displayed a devastating turn of foot to win the Guineas. All three are by top sires and all three also have exceptionally strong pedigrees on the female side”
??NEWS: @coolmorestud 2019 fees have been announced ?? No Nay Never €100,000, Camelot €40,000, Gustav Klimt €7,500, Saxon Warrior €30,000, Sioux Nation €12,500, U S Navy Flag €25,000, Merchant Navy €20,000.. More stallion news in this week's The Irish Field??— The Irish Field (@TheIrishField) November 8, 2018
“The 2018 racing season was a fantastic one for Castlehyde,” said manager John Kennedy.
“Our stallions Champs Elysees and Holy Roman Emperor sired three classic winners between them while Ruler of the World sired the Group 1 Fillies Mile winner from his first two-year-old crop.
Amongst the many high-class horses foaled here were Irish Derby winner Latrobe and Prince of Wales’s Stakes and ‘King George’ winner Poet’s Word.
"We are thrilled to have two very exciting horses coming for 2019. There is every reason to believe that Scat Daddy’s Norfolk and Phoenix Stakes winner Sioux Nation could be the next No Nay Never while Gustav Klimt was a very high class two-year-old, is the highest-rated son of Galileo over six furlongs and comes from the family of Invincible Spirit and Kodiac.”