Encosta de Lago service fee for the 2007 season has been increased, as anticipated, to $220,000 by Coolmore Australia. The stallion will maintain his position as the second most expensive sire in Australia behind Redoute's Choice.
Coolmore announced its 2007 roster and fees with a revamped list of 17 stallions, one more than last year. Several of them, including Fusaichi Pegasus , Johannesburg, and Tale of the Cat , are based at Coolmore's North American satellite, Ashford Stud, near Versailles, Ky.
Galileo and Footstepsinthesand will not return this year while Aussie Rules, Holy Roman Emperor, and Ivan Denisovich, all first-season sons of former champion sire Danehill, have been added to the shuttle list from Ireland.
Encosta de Lago stood at $176,000 (including GST) in 2006, with his increase expected in view of his results at the recent Australian Easter yearling sale.
The son of Fairy King had 39 lots sell for an average of $644,487, just $18,000 behind Redoute's Choice, who will be standing at Arrowfield Stud this spring at a Southern Hemisphere record fee of $330,000 (inc. GST).
Coolmore will introduce the exciting group I winner Holy Roman Emperor at $44,000 in anticipation of high interest in the young stallion from broodmare owners.
2007 Coolmore Australia Stallions and Fees (inc. GST)
Antonius Pius (by Danzig) $8800 (2006 $8800)
Aussie Rules (Danehill) $22,000 (New)
Choisir (Danehill Dancer) $33,000 ($30,250)
Danehill Dancer (Danehill) $110,000 ($55,000)
Dehere (Deputy Minister) $55,000 ($82,500)
Encosta de Lago (Fairy King) $220,000 ($176,000)
Fastnet Rock (Danehill) $55,000 ($55,000)
Fusaichi Pegasus (Mr. Prospector) $66,000 ($55,000)
Holy Roman Emperor (Danehill) $44,000 (New)
Ivan Denisovich (Danehill) $11,000 (New)
Johannesburg (Hennessy) $33,000 ($27,500)
Lion Heart (Tale of the Cat $16,500 ($22,000)
Oratorio (Danehill) $27,500 ($33,000)
Rock of Gibraltar (Danehill) $82,500 ($82,500)
Royal Academy(Nijinsky II) $27,500 ($27,500)
Spinning World (Nureyev) $8800 ($11,000)
Tale of the Cat (Storm Cat) $33,000 ($38,500)
Coolmore also announced former Australian shuttler Peintre Celebre will stand the 2007 Southern Hemisphere season at La Mission Stud in Argentina. The son of Nureyev is based at Coolmore Stud in Ireland and has previously shuttled to Australia and also has served a season in Japan since he went to stud in 1999.