Yeomanstown Stud has become the first major Irish stallion farm to publish its fees for 2021, and they have been cut by 25% in acknowledgement of this year's volatile market conditions.
A statement issued on Wednesday evening said: "2020 was another very successful year for Yeomanstown stallions and we are looking forward to the upcoming season. However, in light of the tough trading conditions faced by many at this year's bloodstock sales, we have decided to drop all our fees by 25%"
Dark Angel's fee has been lowered from €85,000 to €60,000. New recruit Invincible Army comes down to €7,500 from €10,000. El Kabeir has been trimmed to €6,000 from €8,000, while the popular Camacho is now just €5,000 from €10,000.
Group 1 winners Battaash and Raging Bull kept Dark Angel in the news this year and he is fourth in the overall European sires' list.
Invincible Army enjoyed a busy first year at stud in 2020, covering 143 mares – 60 of which are stakes performers or producers.
El Kabeir (by Scat Daddy) will have his first two-year-old runners in 2021. Camacho continues to produce quality winners, his winning two-year-olds this year including Aunty Bridy and With Thanks.
YEOMANSTUD STUD FEES (2020 fee in brackets)
Dark Angel €60,000 (€85,000)
Invincible Army €7,500 (€10,000)
El Kabeir €6,000 (€8,000)
Camacho €5,000 (€10,000)
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