Aclaim & Lancaster Bomber to Stand for Life Foal Terms

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Aclaim | Scoop Dyga

National Stud stallions Aclaim (Ire) (Acclamation {GB}), who won the G1 Prix de la Foret, and G1 Tattersalls Gold Cup hero Lancaster Bomber (War Front) will stand for live foal terms instead of Oct. 1 terms in 2019, Avenue Bloodstock announced on Tuesday. Aclaim stands for £9,500 in his second season at stud, while Lancaster Bomber will command £8,500 in his first year.

“Breeders in Britain and Ireland are enduring a tough few years and the foal market in 2018 was especially punishing,” said Mark McStay, who founded Avenue Bloodstock with John Ferguson. “Sure, we're stallion managers but we're mare owners too, and we know exactly what breeders are going through–which is why we've changed our terms to give breeders who send their mares to us as much support as we possibly can.

“Live Foal terms, where the fee is only payable when the mare has a foal who's up and suckling, are much fairer than the industry standard. Breeders who send mares to Aclaim and Lancaster Bomber–both popular speed stallions with fast pedigrees–will only have to pay after they get what they're signing up for, not months and months before. Live Foal terms are the norm in Australia, America and in France–we strongly think that, these days, mare owners need a bit of slack to keep their businesses thriving, and we are happy to give it to them. We'd encourage breeders to talk to us, discuss their mares and their ambitions, and we hope that our favourable terms will help them to breed a racehorse, manage their cashflow and–with luck–make some money at the sales.”

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