Juddmonte Farms

JUDDMONTE ANNOUNCES 2020 FEES

Juddmonte is pleased to announce the 2020 nomination fees for its five European stallions at Banstead Manor Stud. 

BATED BREATH - £12,500 SLF
EXPERT EYE - £17,500 SLF
FRANKEL - £175,000 SLF
KINGMAN - £150,000 SLF
OASIS DREAM - £25,000 SLF

Stud Director UK Simon Mockridge commented: “We are very privileged to stand two of the most exciting sires in the world in FRANKEL and Kingman.

FRANKEL offers breeders the greatest chance of producing a Group winner of any other sire in the Northern Hemisphere, with a phenomenal 14% Group winners to runners and 28% blacktype performers to runners. He is second only to his own sire Galileo in terms of Group winners from crops foaled between 2014 and 2017, and is Galileo’s most successful son despite only having four crops of racing age. He sired five Group 1 winners in 2019, including two British Classic winners in Anapurna and track-record breaking Logician. FRANKEL reached his 10th Group 1 winner overall when two-year-old Quadrilateral won the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket, and she’s currently favourite for next year’s Classics. At the sales, his yearlings averaged £436,160 for 37 sold, including his highest ever priced yearling with a colt sold for 3.1 million guineas to Godolphin.

KINGMAN has had an outstanding start, with a Classic winner from his first crop as well as Group 2 winners Calyx and Headman, Musidora Stakes Gr.3 winner Nausha and Hampton Court Stakes Gr.3 winner Sangarius. In 2019 the only sire in Europe to have had more three-year-old stakes winners than KINGMAN was Galileo. KINGMAN has had four stakes winners from his second crop, including Prestige Stakes Gr.3 winner Boomer, and his third crop proved incredibly popular at the yearling sales. KINGMAN averaged £317,933 for 59 sold, including colts sold for 2.3 million guineas and 1.8 million guineas at Tattersalls Book 1.

“2019 has been a breakthrough year for BATED BREATH, with 12 stakes winners including Group 2 winners Space Traveller, Worth Waiting and Daahyeh – the latter twice Group 1 placed including in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. In siring three winners at Royal Ascot, he put himself level with Galileo and Sea The Stars, with just one less than the leading sire of the meeting, Shamardal. He is the best value sire in Europe in terms of stakes winners, and the leading sire standing for €/£35,000 or less.

OASIS DREAM is Europe’s leading Group 1 sprint sire, a top-five active European sire by stakes winners, Group winners and Group 1 winners, with 10% blacktype winners to runners. He was responsible for 16 blacktype performers in 2019 including Irish 1000 Guineas runner-up Pretty Pollyanna (a two-year-old Group 1 winner in 2018) and Group winners Shine So Bright, Polydream, Imaging, Azano and Mr Ritz. A small reduction in his fee recognises this stage of his career and represents excellent value for breeders looking for a proven stallion. 

“We await with excitement the first foals by Breeders’ Cup Mile Gr.1 winner EXPERT EYE. This son of sire-of-sires Acclamation covered a full book of mares in 2019, including 30 stakes winners and 73 blacktype performers/producers. 97% of his book were stakes performers, producers or siblings/daughters of stakes performers. As well as being a Group 1 winner at three, EXPERT EYE was a brilliant, Group-2 winning two-year-old, described by his trainer Sir Michael Stoute as “naturally precocious, very well-balanced, well developed and mature. You would say that he’s the best two-year-old that I have had for quite a while.” He has impressed breeders with his good looks and athletic walk, and as a fourth generation homebred, we fully expect him to be the latest stallion success story produced by Juddmonte.

“We invite breeders to contact our sales team led by Nominations Manager Shane Horan, who will be delighted to discuss your mating plans.”

Date: 12 November 2019