THREE of the four stallions standing under the Aga Khan banner in Ireland and France have had their stud fees increased.

Sea The Stars jumps from €150,000 to €180,000, following another outstanding year on the track for his progeny. The Gilltown Stud stallion had 22 stakes winners and four Group 1 winners including Baaeed, Europe’s highest-rated racehorse, and recent Champions Day winner Emily Upjohn.

Sea The Stars finishes the season as the leading sire in Ireland by prize money and third leading sire overall in Europe.

French sire sensation Siyouni rises from €140,000 to €150,000. Among the more than 30 stakes horses he sired in 2022 was European top-rated two-year-old filly Tahiyra, who goes into the winter as one of the favourites for next season’s classics.

Zarak’s sharp ascent of the stallion ranks saw him lead the 2022 European sires’ list by percentage winners to runners, at 68%. His fee has been raised from €25,000 to €60,000.

Dariyan, a son of Shamardal, stays at €5,000.


Stallion 2022 2023

Sea The Stars €150,000 €180,000


Stallion 2022 2023

Siyouni €140,000 €150,000

Zarak €25,000 €60,000

Dariyan €5,000 €5,000