Overbury Stud last week announced the 2024 fees for Golden Horn (GB), Ardad (Ire) and Caturra (Ire), and has now finalised the fees for its National Hunt sires.
The Irish Derby winner and Derby runner-up Jack Hobbs (GB), whose eldest runners are now four and has been represented by winners both under Rules and in the point-to-point field, will stand for an increased fee of £5,000. He covered 133 mares earlier this year.
Frontiersman (GB), Overbury's Dubawi (Ire) half-brother to Australia (GB), has made a promising start with three winners on the Flat from just four runners, and his fee has risen from £1,000 to £2,000, which is also the price for Schiaparelli (Ger), the sire of Cheltenham Festival winner Indefatigable (GB) and G1 Stayers' Hurdle runner-up Ronald Pump (GB). By Monsun (Ger), Schiaparelli is from the immediate family of Sea The Moon (Ger) and is also a winner of the German Derby among his five Group 1 successes.
Simon Sweeting, manager of Overbury Stud, said, “Both Jack Hobbs and Frontiersman have made very encouraging starts to their careers. Young pointers by Jack Hobbs are giving him a great reputation, while the early winners by Frontiersman on the flat bodes extremely well for his future with jumpers. Schiaparelli continues to provide more chase winners than any other stallion in the land – we're very proud of him and he's in great heart.”