Brilliant Baaeed to stand at £80,000 for the 2023 breeding season
Baaeed, the highest turf-rated horse for a decade, will command a fee of £80,000 (1st October, Special Live Foal) for his first season at stud.
The outstanding son of Sea The Stars, winner of 10 races – including six consecutive Group 1 victories – will stand in 2023 at Shadwell’s Nunnery Stud in Norfolk.
Stephen Collins, European bloodstock manager for Shadwell, said: “Baaeed’s fee reflects his current status as the champion turf horse in the world for 2022 and also his impeccable race record and superb pedigree, being a direct descendant of Height Of Fashion, the dam of top-class performers Nashwan, Nayef and Unfuwain.
“The 135-rated Baaeed is a wonderful addition to the Shadwell stallion roster and we have been inundated with enquiries for nominations. We have been overwhelmed with the response from breeders from all over Europe and further a-field.”
Derrinstown Stud are also preparing for the arrival of Minzaal for his first season at stud and he will be introduced at €15,000 (1st January, Special Live Foal). The son of Mehmas is currently this year’s top-rated six-furlong performer in Europe, having earned an official figure of 121 for his dazzling display in landing the Group 1 Sprint Cup at Haydock. Minzaal will stand at Shadwell’s Irish base at Derrinstown Stud in Co.Kildare.
Collins said: “At a fee of €15,000, we have no doubt that Minzaal will prove very popular with breeders. He’s a strong, good-looking individual who was a very high-class two-year-old and developed into an exceptional older sprinter, winning the Sprint Cup in devastating style. His immense talent combined with his superb attitude will stand him in very good stead for what we firmly believe will be an equally successful stallion career.”
Star miler Mohaather’s fee for 2023 remains unchanged (£15,000, 1st January, Special Live Foal), while Tasleet will stand at £6,000 (1st January, Special Live Foal), rising from £5,000. This follows a season of high promise from his first crop to race, the highlight being his son Bradsell’s blistering display in winning the Group 2 Coventry Stakes by a length and a half at Royal Ascot. Indeed, Bradsell was one of four runners at the Royal meeting that Tasleet had in 2022 as his offspring hit the ground running.
Mohaather and Tasleet both stand at Nunnery Stud as does Eqtidaar, whose fee for next season will once again be £5,000 (1st January, Special Live Foal).
Collins added: “The forthcoming sales will see Mohaather’s first foals sell at public auction, which will be exciting for us all. We have a number of very nice foals by him on the farm and very much look forward to seeing how his other progeny are received in the sales ring over the coming weeks.
“Tasleet’s yearlings sold well at public auctions throughout the autumn, which is no surprise given Bradsell’s success in the Coventry Stakes and other eye-catching performances from the sire’s progeny in 2022. Eqtidaar’s first yearlings through the ring have also been making their mark with his progeny realising up to 12 times his stud fee.”
Collins further added that “Standing along-side Minzaal at Derrinstown, Awtaad’s fee remains at €5,000 (1st January, Special Live Foal) after another solid year in which his sons Al Qareem and Anmaat recorded Group 2 victories on the Saturday of the Arc weekend.”
He also confirmed Tamayuz’s retirement from stallion duties after 14 years of commendable service at Derrinstown.
Finally, King of Change, who has stood for the last two seasons at Derrinstown, has been relocated to Micheál Orlandi’s Starfield Stud in Co.Westmeath for the 2023 breeding season.
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