Record-breaking first-season sire Mehmas (Ire) will see a fee increase to €25,000 at Tally Ho Stud in 2021. The son of Acclamation (GB) stood for €7,500 this year. Mehmas is the clear leader of the European first-season sires standings by earnings and winners, the latter tally of 47 as of Nov. 20 representing a record for a first-season sire. Iffraaj (GB) previously held the record at 38. Mehmas’s four stakes winners include the G1 Middle Park S. winner Supremacy (Ire) and G2 Gimcrack S. scorer Minzaal (Ire).
The standardbearer of the Tally Ho roster, however, remains Kodiac (GB), who is available in 2021 for €65,000, the same fee at which he has stood the past two years. His representatives this year have included the G1 Prix Morny winner Campanelle (Ire), G1 Sprint Cup and G1 Diamond Jubilee S. winner Hello Youmzain (Fr) and group-winning juveniles Nando Parrado (Ire), Ubettabelieveit (Ire) and Umm Kulthum (Ire).
Cotai Glory (GB) and Galileo Gold (GB) both have their first runners next year and will stand for €5,000, the same fee as Vadamos (Fr), who has had nine first-crop winners this year; Kessaar (Ire), who will have his first yearlings in 2021, and Inns Of Court (Ire), whose first foals arrive next year.