NO Nay Never will stand at a fee €100,000 next year, four times higher than his 2018 fee.
The Scat Daddy horse, who stands at Coolmore Stud, has arguably been the stallion story of the year. He has had well over 20 individual winners from his first crop so far, headed by Group 1 winner Ten Sovereigns and including Group 2 winner Land Force. His yearlings fetched huge prices at the sales recently.
When first retired to stud his fee was set at €20,000 and it was subsequently reduced to €17,500 before rising to €25,000 this year.
Camelot’s progeny also enjoyed a fine year on the track, headed by Irish Derby winner Latrobe. His fee jumps from €30,000 to €40,000. There are also smaller increases for Mastercraftsman (€30,000) and Starspangledbanner (€17,500).
Coolmore has added five new stallions to its roster for next year: Gustav Klimt (€7,500), Merchant Navy (€20,000), Saxon Warrior (€30,000), Sioux Nation (€12,500) and U S Navy Flag (€25,000).
Magician has been taken off the list for 2019.
Coming down in fees are Gleneagles (€30,000), Ivawood (€5,000), Pride Of Dubai (€12,500), Requinto (€4,000) and The Gurkha (€17,500). The remainder stay at current levels, while the incomparable Galileo remains private.
On the new additions, Coolmore’s David O’Loughlin said: “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 to stand in Europe to date.”
Sioux Nation, who will stand under the Coolmore banner at Castlehyde Stud, is being tipped as a potential No Nay Never, with whom he shares his sire.
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