Shadwell 2019 nomination fees announced

Posted on: 1st Nov 2018

MUHAARAR: the outstanding sprinter, whose first yearlings have been highly sought after, will stand at an unchanged fee of £30,000

MUHAARAR, whose first-crop yearlings took centre stage at sales venues across Europe this year, will stand his fourth season at an unchanged fee of £30,000 (1st January SLF) in 2019.

MUHAARAR is joined at Shadwell by fellow Group 1 winners MUKHADRAM and NAYEF, who will command fees of £6,000 (1st January SLF) and £5,000 (1st January SLF) respectively.

The stallion barn will be a hive of activity next year with the addition of two new recruits – high-class sprinter TASLEET, who is introduced at £6,000 (1st January SLF),  and dual Group 1 winner POET’S WORD, who stands at £7,000 (1st January SLF).

MUHAARAR was the leading first-crop sire at Book 1 of the Tattersalls October Yearling Sale last month when his offspring averaged 232,478gns, headed by a 925,000gns half-sister to recent Cheveley Park Stakes scorer FAIRYLAND.

His yearlings also averaged more than any other first-crop sire at the Goffs Orby Yearling Sale and he was the top European-based first-crop sire at the Arqana August Yearling Sale.

Richard Lancaster, Shadwell Stud Director said: “The first crop of yearlings by MUHAARAR have been extremely well received, a point emphasised by the wonderful figures his offspring have achieved across all the key European sales this year.

“We could have easily adjusted his fee on the back of this year’s sales, but we’ll reassess at the end of next season. However, while the results at the sales give everyone tremendous satisfaction, it means nothing if his two-year-olds don’t deliver on the racecourse next year. If they do deliver, it could well be the last time he’s available at this price.”

MUKHADRAM’S first crop of two-year-olds are operating at a clip just shy of 30 per cent and are headed by stakes winner A BIT SPECIAL as well as impressive maiden scorer and Derby entrant JAHBATH, while NAYEF continues to prove himself a consistent source of talented runners, headed by this year’s stakes performer AJRAR and Norsk Oaks heroine ZAHARA.

MUHAARAR and MUKHADRAM will be parading at Beech House Stud alongside POET’S WORD and TASLEET during the Tattersalls December Sales for three days from Saturday 1st December.

“TASLEET was a high-class sprinter, winning stakes races at two, three and four,” said Lancaster. “He was also second in three Group 1s, so a fee of £6,000 represents outstanding value for a son of red-hot sire SHOWCASING who is from the immediate family of star sprinter BATTAASH. SHOWCASING continues to thrive at stud, a point emphasised by two-year-old MOHAATHER, who landed the Horris Hill Stakes at Newbury on Saturday for Sheikh Hamdan. He’s a neat, good-moving horse, who is a perfect fit for the commercial market.

“POET’S WORD also represents great value. He was arguably Europe’s leading middle-distance performer this year, especially when you consider he was the only horse to defeat CRACKSMAN in 2018. He followed that emphatic win in the Prince of Wales’s Stakes with an equally impressive performance in the King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Stakes.

“It’s important to remember there are several smart juveniles in his pedigree, including Prestige Stakes winner MALABAR as well as BECKFORD, who won the Group 2 Railway Stakes before finishing second in a pair of Group 1s - the Phoenix Stakes and National Stakes. He also hails from the family of Group 1 sire INCHINOR.”

Lancaster added: “You cannot forget his late sire POET’S VOICE was beginning to make his mark as a sire of two-year-olds. He registered an impressive tally of juvenile winners in 2017, with his total of 29 two-year-old scorers bettered only by his own sire, DUBAWI, among the British stallion ranks.”

 

2019 Fees

MUHAARAR £30,000 (1ST January, Special Live Foal)

POET’S WORD £7,000 (1ST January, Special Live Foal)

TASLEET £6,000 (1ST January, Special Live Foal)

MUKHADRAM £6,000 (1ST January, Special Live Foal)

NAYEF £5,000 (1ST January, Special Live Foal)

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