Sea The Stars Heads Aga Khan Studs Roster as Fees Rise

Sea The Stars | Aga Khan Studs

The Aga Khan Studs' stallions Sea The Stars (Ire), Siyouni (Fr) and Zarak (Fr) are all set to stand for increased fees in 2023.

Heading a powerful roster, Sea The Stars, sire of the brilliant Baaeed (GB) and Stradivarius (Ire), will cover at an all-time high of €180,000 at Gilltown Stud. Currently third in the sires' table behind Dubawi (Ire) and Frankel (GB), Sea The Stars is the sire of 19 Group 1 winners among his 101 stakes winners. His rising number of sons at stud include the aforementioned duo, who join the British ranks next season. Now 16, Sea the Stars started his stud career at €85,000 and his fee has risen gradually through his 13 seasons. For the last three years he has stood at €150,000.

Also on the rise is the current champion sire in France, Siyouni (Fr), whose fee will be increased from €140,000 to €150,000, having spent his first four years at stud standing for €7,000. The son of Pivotal (GB) has been represented by more than 30 stakes horses in 2022, including the Aga Khan's smart juvenile filly Tahiyra (Ire), who is unbeaten for Dermot Weld and won the G1 Moyglare Stud S. on her second start.

The roster at Haras de Bonneval is also enhanced by the rising young stallion Zarak (Fr). The son of Dubawi (Ire) and the champion racemare Zarkava (Fr) (Zamindar) has been represented by five group winners from his first two crops with a strike-rate of 11% stakes winners to runners. His fee, which started at €12,000 and rose to €25,000 last year, has been set at €60,000.

The trio of French stallions is completed by Group 1 winner Dariyan (Fr), a son of Shamardal out of the G1 Hong Kong Vase winner Daryakana (Fr) (Selkirk), whose fee has been maintained at €5,000.

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