Global Reach: 2020 Stud Fees For Notable North American Runners Standing Abroad

by | 12.23.2019 | 12:17pm
California Chrome at Taylor Made Farm

The eyes of North American Thoroughbred fans and breeders are on the international stallion markets as much as they've ever been, with two-time Horse of the Year California Chrome, Kentucky Derby winner Animal Kingdom, and likely Eclipse Award winner Bricks and Mortar all set to stand in Japan for the 2020 breeding season.

Foreign interest in standing U.S.-based runners is hardly a new phenomenon, either as veteran stallions moving to a new marketplace or first-timers whose reputations will be set in a new land. Practically every significant global jurisdiction that has a stallion roster will feature at least a few horses that ran in the U.S.

For stallions standing publicly, that can create an interesting scenario when it comes to setting their advertised stud fees. A stallion with runners on the ground has established form with his foals, but whether it will translate to the preferred distances and surfaces of his new home requires time to figure out. On the same token, a newly-retired stallion to a foreign country is usually a proven U.S. commodity in terms of race record and pedigree, but he faces a similar unknown in the transition stud fee in a new system.

Most farms have released their advertised stud fees for the 2020 Northern Hemisphere breeding season, both domestic and abroad. Following is a list of the stallions with significant U.S. racing or breeding experience whose fees have been made public and readily available – this is by no means a comprehensive list – including both the price in his local currency and converted into U.S. dollars.

England

Banstead Manor Stud
– Expert Eye (Acclamation x Exemplify, by Dansili) – 17,500 British Pounds – $23,336

Dalham Hall Stud
– Outstrip (Exceed and Excel x Asi Siempre, by El Prado) – 5,000 British Pounds – $6,667

Lanwades Stud
– Bobby's Kitten (Kitten's Joy x Celestial Woods, by Forestry) – 8,000 British Pounds – $10,668

France

Haras De Corlay
– Magician (Galileo x Absolutelyfabulous, by Mozart) – 3,800 Euros – $4,225

Haras De La Hetraie
– George Vancouver (Henrythenavigator x Versailles Treaty, by Danzig) – 3,000 Euros – $3,336

Ireland

Coolmore Stud
– Highland Reel (Galileo x Hveger, by Danehill) – 12,500 Euros – $13,900

Kildangan Stud
– Raven's Pass (Elusive Quality x Ascutney, by Lord At War) – 10,000 Euros – $11,120

Woodfield Farm Stud
– Bullet Train (Sadler's Wells x Kind, by Danehill) – Private

Yeomanstown Stud
– El Kabeir (Scat Daddy x Great Venue, by Unbridled's Song) – 8,000 Euros – $8,896

Japan

Shadai Stallion Station
– Bricks and Mortar (Giant's Causeway x Beyond the Waves, by Ocean Crest) – 6 million yen – $54,870
– Drefong (Gio Ponti x Eltimaas, by Ghostzapper) – 3 million yen – $27,435
– Mind Your Biscuits (Posse x Jazzmane, by Toccet) – 2 million yen – $18,290
– New Year's Day (Street Cry x Justwhistledixie, by Dixie Union) – 3 million yen – $27,435

Darley Japan
– American Patriot (War Front x Life Well Lived, by Tiznow) – 1.5 million yen – $13,717
– Discreet Cat (Forestry x Pretty Discreet, by Private Account) – 1.5 million yen – $13,717
– Pyro (Pulpit x Wild Vision, by Wild Again) – 2.5 million yen – $22,862
– Talismanic (Medaglia d'Oro x Magic Mission, by Machiavellian) – 1.8 million yen – $16,461
– Thunder Snow (Helmet x Eastern Joy, by Dubai Destination) – 2.5 million yen – $22,862

Arrow Stud
– Battle Plan (Empire Maker x Flanders, by Seeking the Gold) – 300,000 yen – $2,743
– California Chrome (Lucky Pulpit x Love the Chase, by Not For Love) – 4 million yen – $36,580
– Lani (Tapit x Heavenly Romance, by Sunday Silence) – 500,000 yen – $4,572
– Sinister Minister (Old Trieste x Sweet Minister, by The Prime Minister) – 2 million yen – $18,290
– Shanghai Bobby (Harlan's Holiday x Steelin', by Orientate) – 2 million yen – $18,290

Japan Bloodhorse Breeders Association
– Aldebaran (Mr. Prospector x Chimes of Freedom, by Private Account) – 100,000 yen – $914
– Animal Kingdom (Leroidesanimaux x Dalicia, by Acatenango) – 1.2 million yen – $10,974
– Came Home (Gone West x Nice Assay, by Clever Trick) – 100,000 yen – $914
– Cape Blanco (Galileo x Laurel Delight, by Presidium) – 800,000 yen – $7,316
– Creator (Tapit x Morena, by Privately Held) – 2 million yen – $18,290
– Declaration of War (War Front x Tempo West, by Rahy) – 2.3 million yen – $21,034
– Eskendereya (Giant's Causeway x Aldebaran Light, by Seattle Slew) – 1 million yen – $9,145
– Squirtle Squirt (Marquetry x Lost the Code, by Lost Code) – 100,000 yen – $914

East Stud
– Dunkirk (Unbridled's Song x Secret Status, by A.P. Indy) – 1.2 million yen – $10,974
– Majestic Warrior (A.P. Indy x Dream Supreme, by Seeking the Gold) – 1.8 million yen – $16,461

Yushun Stallion Station
– Henny Hughes (Hennessy x Meadow Flyer, by Meadowlake) – 4 million yen – $36,581
– Toby's Corner (Bellamy Road x Brandons Ride, by Mister Frisky) – TBD (300,000 yen in 2019 – $2,743)

Big Red Farm
– Roses In May (Devil His Due x Tell a Secret, by Speak John) – 500,000 yen -$4,572

Lex Stud
– Beach Patrol (Lemon Drop Kid x Bashful Bertie, by Quiet American) – 800,000 yen – $7,316

Turkey

Izmit Stallion Station
– Super Saver (Maria's Mon x Supercharger, by A.P. Indy) – 25,000 lira – $4,303
– Trappe Shot (Tapit x Shopping, by Private Account) – 22,500 lira – $3,795
– Victory Gallop (Cryptoclearance x Victorious Lil, by Vice Regent) – 25,000 lira – $4,303

Karacabey Pension Stud
– Bodemeister (Empire Maker x Untouched Talent, by Storm Cat) – 25,000 lira – $4,303
– Daredevil (More Than Ready x Chasethewildwind, by Forty Niner) – 12,500 lira – $2,151
– Hemsworth (Bernardini x In Step, by Unbridled's Song) – 10,000 lira – $1,721
– Lion Heart (Tale of the Cat x Satin Sunrise, by Mr. Leader) – 18,500 lira – $3,184
– Sidney's Candy (Candy Ride x Fair Exchange, by Storm Cat) – 17,500 lira – $3,012

Sanliurfa Stallion Station
– Zanjero (Cherokee Run x Checkered Flag, by A.P. Indy) – 5,000 lira – $860

Seyhan Stallion Station
– Red Giant (Giant's Causeway x Beyond the Sun, by Kingmambo) – 10,000 lira – $1,721

Silivri Stallion Station
– Cuvee (Carson City x Christmas Star, by Star De Naskra) – 8,000 lira – $1,377

Torbali Stallion Station
– Powerscourt (Sadlers Wells x Rainbow Lake, by Rainbow Quest) – 5,000 lira – $860

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