The Irish National Stud, located in County Kildare, will keep the fee for major sire Indian Ridge at 75,000 euros (about $90,000). The 20-year-old son of Ahonoora is represented this year by nine stakes winners, including Pattison Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT) winner Relaxed Gesture.
Alamshar, an English and Irish champion, will stand his first European season in 2006 at the Irish National Stud. Formerly in Japan, Alamshar won the 2003 King George VI and Queen Elizabeth Diamond Stakes (Eng-I) and the Budweiser Irish Derby (Ire-I) and ran third in the Vodafone Epsom Derby (Eng-I). The Irish-bred 5-year-old son of Key of Luck out of the Shahrastani mare Alaiyda earned $2,046,874. His fee is 7,000 euros.
Following is a list of all the stallions and fees (in euros):
Celtic Swing 9,000
Desert Prince 12,000
Indian Danehill 5,000
Indian Haven 6,000
Indian Ridge 75,000
Invincible Spirit 10,000
Touch of the Blues 5,000
* Standing At Anngrove Stud in Ireland