11/11/2020. Ballylinch Roster Topped by Lope de Vega – Juddmonte Reveals 2021 Fees


Ballylinch Roster Topped by Lope de Vega


Lope de Vega | Ballylinch Stud

Lope de Vega (Ire) (Shamardal), who has enjoyed a stellar year with his progeny on the track, has seen his fee increased to €125,000 from €100,000 at Ballylinch Stud in Ireland. In 2020, the sire of 77 black-type winners total, has enjoyed four Group 1 winners, including juveniles Lucky Vega (Ire) in the G1 Phoenix S. and Aunt Pearl (Ire) in the GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf. Previous Grade I winner Newspaperofrecord (Ire) scored in the GI Just a Game S. Stateside and Gytrash (Aus) saluted in the G1 Lightning S. Down Under. Overall, there have been 18 black-type winners by the Ballylinch resident in 2020, 12 at the group or graded level.

Freshman sire New Bay (GB) (Dubawi {Ire})’s fee has been set at €20,000. The 8-year-old is already on the black-type board with group winners New Mandate (Ire) and Saffron Beach (Ire), while two other first-crop juveniles have placed at listed level.

Arc hero Waldgeist (GB) (Galileo {Ire})’s first foals will soon be at the breeding stock sales. He covered 117 mares in his first season with 63 stakes performers or producers in the book and will stand for €17,500.

G1 Prix du Jockey Club hero Mishriff (Ire) was the star performer for Make Believe (GB) (Makfi {GB}), whose eldest foals are sophomores. Mishriff was supported by Group 3 winners Rose of Kildare (Ire) and Believe in Love (Ire), as well as a brace of additional group-placed 3-year-olds. His fee is €15,000.

Rounding out the roster is first-season sire and MG1SW Fascinating Rock (Ire) (Fastnet Rock {Aus}) at €5,000. From just 16 runners so far in 2020, he has sired three winners and it is notable he did his best running as an 4- and 5-year-old.

“We are thrilled with the results of our stallions this year, and very grateful to the breeders who made these achievements possible,” said Ballylinch’s John O’Connor. “We feel we have priced our stallions fairly to give breeders every opportunity to continue our shared successes into the future. Lope de Vega’s rise to the very top of the stallion ranks continues. This year’s crop of 2-year-olds included his 11th and 12th Group 1 winners.”


Juddmonte Reveals 2021 Fees


Frankel | Juddmonte

The five-strong Juddmonte 2021 stallion roster, led by Frankel (GB) (Galileo {Ire})-the youngest stallion to sire 40 group winners in history, was announced on Tuesday. The Juddmonte wunderkind is siring 11% group winners to runners and 15% black-type winners to runners, and he will stand for £175,000 in 2021. At the sales, his highest-priced filly brought 2 million gns, while he also had a colt knocked down for 1.1 million gns during the recent Tattersalls October Yearling Sale Book 1.

Although his oldest foals are only four, Kingman (GB) (Invincible Spirit {Ire}) has already sired two Classic winners, striking with Fearless King (GB) in the G2 German 2000 Guineas this season, one of 14 black-type winners this term. He was also represented by Group 1 milers Persian King (Ire) and Palace Pier (GB). The 9-year-old sired a trio of seven-figure yearlings, with a 2.7 million gns colt, a 1.45 million gns filly and a €1.1 million colt. His stud fee is unchanged at £150,000.

Group 1 winner Expert Eye (GB) (Acclamation {GB}), whose oldest progeny will soon go under the hammer at the foal sales is priced at £12,500. The G2 Vintage S. victor has 22 set to be offered at Tattersalls and another 10 at Goffs.

Roster veteran Oasis Dream (GB) (Green Desert) reached several important milestones in 2020, siring his 200th black-type performer in the juvenile colt Erasmo (GB), while his fillies have produced over 100 black-type performers including G1 Irish 2000 Guineas winner Siskin (First Defence), G1 Melbourne Cup winner Twilight Payment (Ire) (Teofilo {Ire}) G1 Cox Plate winner Sir Dragonet (Ire) (Camelot {GB}) and Group 1 winner Tawkeel (GB) (Teofilo {Ire}). Oasis Dream will stand for £20,000 and boasts 10% black-type winners to runners.

Consistent sire Bated Breath (GB) (Dansili {GB}) has accumulated 18 black-type performers and four group winners in 2020, included French group winners Cairn Gorm (GB) and Makaloun (Fr) with the latter also Group 1 placed. He will stand for £12,500.

by TDN