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No Nay Never Up To €100,000 For 2019


No Nay Never | Coolmore

No Nay Never (Scat Daddy), Europe’s leading first-season sire, will have his fee quadrupled next season at Coolmore, jumping to €100,000 from €25,000.

The G2 Coventry S. and G1 Prix Morny winner started out at a fee of €20,000 in 2015. He dipped to €17,500 for the subsequent two seasons, but was bumped back up to €25,000 this year after his first yearlings were very well received by the market last fall. Those rosy predicaments translated to success on the track this year: No Nay Never is Europe’s leading first-crop sire by earnings (over $1.3-million), winners (27), wins (38), black-type winners (6), black-type horses (13), group winners (two) and group horses (five). His leading earner is the G1 Middle Park S. winner Ten Sovereigns (Ire)*.

No Nay Never now stands for the highest advertised fee of Coolmore’s 29 Irish-based stallions-Galileo (Ire)‘s fee once again is private.

Coolmore will introduce five new stallions in Ireland this year: Group 2-winning juvenile Gustav Klimt (Ire) (Galileo {Ire}) (€7,500), Australian champion 3-year-old sprinter and Royal Ascot winner Merchant Navy (Aus) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) (€20,000), G1 2000 Guineas winner Saxon Warrior (Jpn) (Deep Impact {Jpn}) (€30,000), G2 Norfolk S. and G1 Phoenix S. winner Sioux Nation (Scat Daddy) (€12,500) and triple Group 1-winning sprinter U S Navy Flag (War Front) (€25,000).

U S Navy Flag, Saxon Warrior and Merchant Navy will stand at the farm’s headquarters in Co. Tipperary, and Coolmore’s Director of Sales David O’Loughlin said, “Coolmore have long been associated with standing top-class 2-year-olds and Classic 3-year-olds, but the new additions for 2019 see the introduction of some really quality speed.”

“War Front’s son U S Navy Flag was last year’s European champion 2-year-old and was a runaway winner of the July Cup when dropped back to six furlongs. Merchant Navy won Group 1 races over six furlongs both in Australia and at Royal Ascot and is the fastest son of his champion sire Fastnet Rock. Saxon Warrior is the best son of Deep Impact to stand in Europe to date. He bested Roaring Lion in the G1 Racing Post Trophy to remain unbeaten at two and displayed a devastating turn of foot to win the Guineas. All three are by top sires and all three also have exceptionally strong pedigrees on the female side.”

Gustav Klimt and Sioux Nation will join the roster at Castlehyde, and that stud’s manager John Kennedy said, “The 2018 racing season was a fantastic one for Castlehyde. Our stallions Champs Elysees and Holy Roman Emperor sired three Classic winners between them while Ruler of the World sired the G1 Fillies Mile winner from his first 2-year-old crop. Amongst the many high-class horses foaled here were Irish Derby winner Latrobe and Prince of Wales’s S. and King George winner Poet’s Word. We are thrilled to have two very exciting horses coming for 2019. There is every reason to believe that Scat Daddy’s Norfolk and Phoenix S. winner Sioux Nation could be the next No Nay Never, while Gustav Klimt was a very high-class 2-year-old, is the highest-rated son of Galileo over six furlongs and comes from the family of Invincible Spirit and Kodiac.”

*All figures for No Nay Never as of 11/8/2018.


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