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Private Fee for Galileo at Coolmore

Galileo will stand again for a private fee at Coolmore in Ireland.

Prominent European sire Galileo, who underwent colic surgery in September, will stand for a private fee in 2009 at John Magnier and partners’ Coolmore Stud in Ireland. The son of pensioned Coolmore stallion Sadler’s Wells stood for a private fee last breeding season.

Like many stallion stations, Coolmore has reduced its stallion fees.

“In light of the current economic climate we have significantly reduced the fees of our stallions across the board,” said Coolmore’s Christy Grassick. “Coolmore has always endeavored to stand the best horses and to offer breeders the best deals in the business.”

Dylan Thomas, for example, went to 35,000 euros from his 2008 fee of 50,000 euros.
Following is a complete list of the Coolmore stallions and fees:
Ad Valorem  7,000 euros
Antonius Pius  5,000 euros
Aussie Rules  8,000 euros
Catcher In The Rye  4,000 euros
Choisir  8,000 euros
Danehill Dancer  Private
Duke of Marmalade  40,000 euros
Dylan Thomas  35,000 euros
Excellent Art  17,500 euros
Footstepsinthesand  12,500 euros
Galileo  Private
High Chaparral  10,000 euros
Holy Roman Emperor  25,000 euros
Hurricane Run  20,000 euros
Ivan Denisovich  4,000 euros
Montjeu  Private
One Cool Cat  9,000 euros
Oratorio  17,500v euros
Peintre Celebre  20,00 euros
Rock of Gibraltar  27,500 euros
Strategic Prince  6,000 euros

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