Havana Grey's Fee Trebled for 2023

Havana Grey | Whitsbury Manor Stud

Havana Grey (GB), Whitsbury Manor Stud's champion-elect first-season sire of 2022, will stand for a fee of £18,500 next year. The 7-year-old son of Havana Gold (Ire) started his stud career at £8,000 and has covered the last  two seasons at a fee of £6,000.

“After such a phenomenal year it's taken a lot of thought as we're trying to keep him within reach of the breeders that have supported him thus far,” said stud director Ed Harper. “It's already clear that demand will far outweigh supply, and I just hope people understand the difficult decisions we're going to have to make.”

Heading the roster at the Hampshire-based stud is Showcasing (GB), whose top runners this year include G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere winner Belbek (Fr) and the G2 Queen Mary S. winner and GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint runner-up Dramatised (Ire). Now 15, Showcasing's fee remains at £45,000, having previously covered at a high of £55,000 in 2019 and 2020 from an original starting price of £5,000.

The Whitsbury Manor Stud line-up is completed by Sergei Prokofiev, whose first foals will be hitting the sales rings from next week and who will remain at a fee of £6,000, and Due Diligence, whose fee is also unchanged at £5,000.

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