Highclere unveil fees for 2017 breeding season

Paco Boy: Galileo Gold's sire will stand at an unchanged fee of £6,500

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By Martin Stevens 11:45AM 19 OCT 2016

HIGHCLERE STUD has fired the starting pistol on stallion fee announcements for 2017, keeping Paco Boy unchanged at £6,500 and reducing Cable Bay to £5,000.

Paco Boy hit the headlines this year with his son Galileo Gold winning the 2,000 Guineas and St James's Palace Stakes. He also had Rainbow Royal score in the Group 3 Premio Dormello and Mitchum Swagger develop into a useful miler.

Cable Bay was the busiest new sire in Britain this year, covering 152 mares at an advertised fee of £6,500.

The book included 38 stakes winners or dams of stakes winners, including Clizia, the dam of Group 1-winning sprinter Goldream; Request, the dam of Coronation Cup hero Ask; On A Soapbox, winner of the American Oaks; Key Light, the dam of Flying Childers Stakes scorer Beacon; and Silver Kestrel, the dam of Albany Stakes winner Habaayib.

Highclere Stud's Jake Warren said: "We're delighted Cable Bay has proven to be the most popular first-season sire. Entering his second season we wanted to give breeders an extra incentive to follow his fantastic first book of 152 mares, so we've decided to stand him at £5,000.

"Paco Boy has had another terrific season on the track, highlighted by the amazing Galileo Gold. How many stallions are there in Britain standing at £6,500 who have produced a champion from only their second crop?"

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