Lucky Vega To Stand For €15,000

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Lucky Vega | Irish National Stud

Lucky Vega (Ire) (Lope De Vega {Ire}), who stands his first Northern Hemisphere season next year at the Irish National Stud, will debut at €15,000. Raced by Yulong Investments, Lucky Vega won the G1 Phoenix S. at two and placed in this year's G1 2000 Guineas and G1 St James's Palace S. before retiring to stand at Yulong's Australian headquarters.

Also new at the Irish National Stud for 2022 is last year's G2 Coventry S. winner and G1 Prix Morny and G1 Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere runner-up Nando Parrado (GB) (Kodiac {GB}). He will stand for €6,000.

Invincible Spirit (Ire) once again leads the Irish National Stud roster, and his standout performers in 2021 included Group 3 winner and Group 1 performer Pearls Galore (Fr) and G2 Rockfel S. scorer Hello You (Ire). Invincible Spirit, at the age of 24, is available for €60,000 next year, down from €80,000 in 2021.

G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Phoenix Of Spain (Ire), whose first foals were born this year, will stand for €12,000 in 2022. National Defense (Ire), whose first-crop runners this year were highlighted by the GII Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Sprint scorer Twilight Gleaming (Ire), will stand for €8,000.

The later-developing triple Group 1 winner Decorated Knight (GB) has supplied 10 first-crop winners this season, and he will stand for €7,500 in 2022. Free Eagle (Ire), whose high-class Dancing King (Ire) was one of the highlights of the Tattersalls Autumn Horses-In-Training Sale at 380,000gns, is available for €5,000.

Equiano (Fr), Elusive Pimpernel (Ire) and Dragon Pulse (Ire) will all stand for €2,000.

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