stallion roster

Taking Stock: Courting Rituals of Breeders and Stud Farms

In about three weeks, another breeding season will begin, but that's the easy part for stud farms. Getting those mares was the hard part, and that process played out over the last four or five months, an annual courting ritual of farms and breeders. It includes behind-the-scenes hustling, heavy-duty advertising campaigns, and some occasional arm twisting or deal making, because except for a handful of elite or popular sires that breeders are banging doors down to get into, most stallions need mares, usually as many as possible to fill books...

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Lord Kanaloa Leads 30-Strong Shadai Roster

Lord Kanaloa (GB) (King Kamehameha {Jpn}) leads the Shadai Stallion Station roster for 2021. The sire of recent dual G1 Japan Cup heroine and Horse of the Year Almond Eye (Jpn), he will command ¥15,000,000 (US$143,654/£107,013/€119,227) tops among the 30-member roster next year. Shadai welcomes three new recruits for the upcoming breeding season-GI Arkansas Derby hero Nadal (Blame) (¥4,000,000), G1 Irish 2000 Guineas victor Siskin (First Defence) (¥3,500,000) and G1 Champions Cup winner Le Vent Se Leve (Jpn) (Symboli Kris S) (¥1,500,000). A trio of stallions stand at ¥10,000,000 and...

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Haras de Montaigu Announces 2020 Roster

The four-strong 2021 roster of stallions at Haras de Montaigu is led by jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}), who will command a fee of €10,000, the French stud announced on Monday. The quartet is completed by fellow NH sire Beaumec de Houelle (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) at €6,000, MGSW & G1SP Jimmy Two Times (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) at €4,000-both with first weanlings this year--and is rounded out by GSW Night Wish (Ger) (Sholokhov {Ire}), who has his first 2-year-olds in 2020, at €3,000.

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