Qatar Racing Releases 2022 Roster and Fees

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Zoustar | Tweenhills Stud

Fees for the quartet of stallions at Tweenhills Farm and Stud were released by Qatar Racing on Tuesday. Reverse-shuttle stallion Zoustar (Aus) (Northern Meteor {Aus}) leads the roster at £25,000. A champion first- , second-, and third-season sire in the land of his birth where he commands a fee of A$154,000, the bay's first Northern Hemisphere yearlings were well received in 2021. They averaged £76,305 and 16 yearlings made £100,000 or over in Europe.

G1 QIPCO 2000 Guineas hero Kameko (Kitten's Joy), who won the fastest guineas in history in 1:34.72, will stand for £20,000 (SLF) in his second season. Also a winner of the G1 Vertem Futurity S., his opening fee was £25,000 and his first foals are due in 2022. The 2020 G2 Joel S. hero covered 120 mares in 2021, including over 50% stakes performers or producers, and the siblings of 15 Group 1 winners.

Havana Gold (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) has been priced at £12,500 and is the leading sire of 2-year-olds in Great Britain this year. Overall he has now sired 21 stakes performers including Group 1-winning sprinter Havana Grey (GB) and fellow group winner Tabdeed (GB). Rounding out the roster is G1 Sussex S. winner Lightning Spear (GB) (Pivotal {GB}) at £5,000. His first crop of yearlings averaged over four times his initial covering fee of £8,500.

Tweenhills Stud's owner David Redvers said, “We are extremely excited to welcome Zoustar back to Tweenhills for his fourth Northern Hemisphere covering season. His first European yearlings received extremely high reviews and were bought by some of the very best trainers, breeze-up consignors and agents from around the world.

“Kameko covered an outstanding first book of mares last year and it was fantastic to see him supported by some of the very best breeders in Europe. Havana Gold's much anticipated 2019 crop certainly lived up to expectations with 28 individual 2-year-old winners; in fact, currently no sire in Britain has sired more 2-year-old winners than him this year. It was fantastic to see Lightning Spear's first crop of yearlings so well received at the sales and with his improved fertility, his fee of £5,000 offers tremendous value for those wanting to use this exceptionally talented, tough and durable son of the now-retired Pivotal (GB).”

All of the stallions barring Zoustar will be paraded for breeders at Longholes Stud in Newmarket during this year's Tattersalls December Mare Sale from Nov. 28-Dec. 1. All fees are Oct. 1st SLF terms. For the 2022 season, Tweenhills will continue the 'Your Success = Our Success' scheme. Any breeder who produces a stakes winner by a Qatar Racing-owned stallion at Tweenhills will be offered a credit for use with any Qatar Racing-owned stallion in the following year to the value of the nomination.

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