Shaquille's Fee Set at £15,000; Soldier's Call Moves to Dullingham Park

Shaquille | David Davies/The Jockey Club

As the line-up continues to take shape at Steve Parkin's new stallion operation at Dullingham Park near Newmarket, it has been announced that the G2 Flying Childers winner Soldier's Call (GB) will move from Ireland to join this season's top-rated sprinter Shaquille (GB) on the roster. 

In his debut season, Shaquille will stand for £15,000, while Soldier's Call's fee for 2024 will be £8,500. He stood at €7,500 this season and covered 190 mares.

One of this year's leading first-season sires, Soldier's Call began his career at Joe Foley's Ballyhane Stud and has to date been represented by 25 individual winners, including the G3 Prix Eclipse winner Dawn Charger (Ire). He became the first Royal Ascot winner for Parkin's Clipper Logistics and also for his trainer Archie Watson in the Listed Windsor Castle S. Later that season he was third, beaten a neck, when competing against his elders in the G1 Prix de l'Abbaye.

Parkin said, “Soldier's Call is obviously very close to my heart. He gave us so many great days on the racecourse, and we couldn't be happier with the start that he has made at Ballyhane Stud, thanks to the support of the breeders in Ireland. He is siring plenty of fast two-year-olds very much in his image, and we look forward to bringing him to England to bolster our roster alongside the hugely exciting dual Group 1 winner Shaquille.”

Foley, who is director of operations at Dullingham Park as well as running Ballyhane, added, “We're all delighted with the fast start that Soldier's Call has made. He's proven himself to be a talented stallion and I'm sure he'll be a great success in Dullingham Park.”

 

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