Whitsbury Manor unveil fees for 2017

Showcasing: the sire of dual Group 1 heroine Quiet Reflection

PICTURE: Martin Lynch Whitsbury Manor Stud unveil fees for 2017
By Zoe Vicarage 12:11PM 28 OCT 2016

FRESH from supplying his first Group winner at the highest level in the shape of Commonwealth Cup and Haydock Sprint Cup heroine Quiet Reflection, Whitsbury Manor Stud has set Showcasing's fee at £35,000 for the 2017 breeding season.

The nine-year-old son of Oasis Dream has had his fee increased every year since 2015 and stood at £25,000 this year.

His first crop of two-year-olds included the Group winners Toocoolforschool and Cappella Sansevero, while in 2016 he has been represented by Grade 2 scorer Prize Exhibit and Group 3 heroine Conselice.

Whitsbury Manor Stud director Ed Harper said: "Following on from another fantastic year for Showcasing, which has included four individual Group winners, headed by champion three-year-old sprinter Quiet Reflection, he will stand next year at £35,000 special live foal terms.

"This reflects the considerable interest we have already had for 2017 as well as our continued plan to strictly limit his book."

The Hampshire nursery's new recruit, dual Group 2 winner Adaay, who is standing in partnership with Shadwell, will start off at a fee of £7,000.

Harper added: "As a dual Group 2-winning son of Kodiac who had the speed to defeat Limato over six furlongs, we've already received an immense amount of interest in him."

Due Diligence covered a first book of 124 mares in 2016 and has had his fee reduced from £6,500 to £5,500 for 2017, while first-crop sire Swiss Spirit will stand at an unchanged fee of £4,000.

Harper said: "Due Diligence covered a quality full book of mares in his first season and his sire [War Front] continues to dominate both on the track and in the sales ring.

"Members of Swiss Spirit's first crop achieved more than six figures at each of the three major yearling sales and it would be difficult to find a more commercial sire in his price bracket."

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