Shadwell has released its 2019 stud fees, and newcomers Poet’s Word (GB) and Tasleet (GB) will stand for £7,000 and £6,000, respectively.
“Tasleet was a high-class sprinter, winning stakes races at two, three and four,” said Shadwell’s Stud Director Richard Lancaster. “He was also second in three Group 1s, so a fee of £6,000 represents outstanding value for a son of redhot
sire Showcasing who is from the immediate family of star sprinter Battaash. Showcasing continues to thrive at stud, a point emphasised by 2-year-old Mohaather, who landed the Horris Hill S. at Newbury on Saturday for Sheikh Hamdan. He’s a neat, good-moving horse, who is a perfect fit for the commercial market.”
“Poet’s Word also represents great value. He was arguably Europe’s leading middle-distance performer this year, especially when you consider he was the only horse to defeat Cracksman in 2018. He followed that emphatic win in the Prince of Wales’s S. with an equally impressive performance in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth S.”
Leading the Shadwell roster by price is Muhaarar (GB), whose first yearlings were so well received at the yearling sales and whose fee remains unchanged at £30,000.
“We could have easily adjusted his fee on the back of this year’s sales, but we’ll reassess at the end of next season,” Lancaster said. “However, while the results at the sales give everyone tremendous satisfaction, it means nothing if his 2-year-olds don’t deliver on the racecourse next year. If they do deliver, it could well be the last time he’s available at this price.”
That trio are joined by Mukhadram (GB) (£6,000) and Nayef (GB) (£5,000).