The Gurkha set at 25,000 in Coolmore fees

Pride Of Dubai: newcomer hails from the family of Invincible Spirit

PICTURE: Coolmore The Gurkha set at €25k in Coolmore 2017 fees By Martin Stevens 2:30PM 2 NOV 2016

DUAL Group 1 winner The Gurkha will start his stallion career at Coolmore at a fee of €25,000 next year, while fellow newcomer Pride Of Dubai has been pitched at €15,000.

The Gurkha was a wide-margin winner of the Poule d'Essai des Poulains this season before he finished second in the St James's Palace Stakes and Eclipse, and on his last start he defeated Galileo Gold to land the Sussex Stakes.

Pride Of Dubai, meanwhile, is a son of Street Cry who was a dual Group 1 winner at two in his native Australia in the Blue Diamond Stakes and Inglis Sires Stakes.

The Gurkha's sire Galileo has carried all before him in the European sire standings this season, with progeny earnings of more than
£16 million, and he will stand his tenth consecutive season at a private fee at Coolmore in 2017.

Also listed as private is Fastnet Rock, who has clicked so well with Galileo mares to supply this year's Group 1-winning two-year-olds Intricately and Rivet.

Gleneagles has had his fee reduced to €40,000 from €60,000 in his second year at Coolmore, while cuts have also been applied to the prices for Australia (€35,000 from €50,000), Zoffany (€35,000 from €45,000) and Mastercraftsman (€25,000 from €35,000) among others.

Triple Classic hero Camelot, whose first two-year-olds race next year, is the one sire to receive a fee increase, up to €35,000 from €25,000.

Coolmore director of sales David O'Loughlin said: "Many of our clients trade in sterling so in response to its decline in value we have reduced the fees for the majority of our stallions. They are now very competitively priced and we look forward to doing plenty of business.

"We are delighted to be welcoming two exciting new horses to the roster. Pride of Dubai is a dual Group 1-winning two-year-old from the immediate family of Invincible Spirit and Kodiac and is a very impressive individual, while The Gurkha is a beautiful, easy-moving horse with the race record and pedigree to match."

COOLMORE FEES 2017
(2016 fees in brackets)

Galileo Private (Private)
Fastnet Rock Private (Private)
Gleneagles €40,000 (€60,000)
Australia €35,000 (€50,000)
Camelot €35,000 (€25,000)
Zoffany €35,000 (€45,000)
Mastercraftsman €25,000 (€35,000)
The Gurkha €25,000 (NEW)
Holy Roman Emperor €17,500 (€17,500)
No Nay Never €17,500 (€17,500)
Pride Of Dubai €15,000 (NEW)
Starspangledbanner €15,000 (€15,000)
War Command €12,500 (€15,000)
Canford Cliffs €10,000 (€17,500)
Excelebration €10,000 (€15,000)
Footstepsinthesand €10,000 (€10,000)
Rock Of Gibraltar €9,000 (€10,000)
Power €8,000 (€8,000)
Ruler Of The World €8,000 (€10,000)
Ivawood €7,500 (€9,000)
Kingston Hill €5,000 (€6,000)
Requinto €5,000 (€5,000)
Most Improved €4,000 (€4,000)

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