Frankel (GB), who is set to become champion sire for the second time at the end of this year, has had his fee increased to a career high of £350,000 for 2024. Along with Dubawi (Ire), this makes him the joint-highest-priced stallion in Europe.
Juddmonte has released the fees for its five European stallions, with Kingman (GB) remaining unchanged at £125,000 after a year in which his leading runners have included the top sprinter Kinross (GB) along with French Group 1 winners Sauterne (Fr) and Feed The Flame (GB). Kingman covered 157 mares last year, while Frankel was sent 196.
This season's 2,000 Guineas winner Chaldean (GB) joins his sire Frankel at Banstead Manor Stud and will be introduced at a fee of £25,000. The roster stalwarts Oasis Dream (GB) and Bated Breath (GB) will stand for £15,000 and £10,000 respectively.
Simon Mockridge, general manager of Juddmonte UK, said, “[This year] has been another outstanding season for the Juddmonte stallions. A season which sees Frankel poised to win his second champion sire title in the last three years and a year where the Juddmonte roster was the leading stallion farm at Royal Ascot.
“Kingman closes 2023 as the sire of more three-year-old stakes winners than Frankel, Into Mischief, Galileo and Dubawi. Significantly, Frankel and Kingman, who currently sit first and third in the European sires' list, are responsible for 64 individual stakes winners between them in 2023 alone. Of these, 39 are group winners, with 14 of them winning at the highest level, further consolidating their positions as two of the world's elite stallions.”
He added, “The roster has been further strengthened by the exciting addition of Frankel's most precocious son Chaldean. His physique, conformation, and Classic credentials should give him every opportunity to succeed. We look forward to welcoming breeders to the farm to view the stallions by appointment.”