Kingman's Stud Fees Double After Successful Season


The highly esteemed Kingman last season took being a Sire to a new level as the eight year old sired 28 stakes performers, including six Group winners that has now he's seen stud fees doubled in price.

The top sire out of Juddmonte's Banstead Manor Stud in Newmarket will now go for £150,000 from £75,000 last season.

This is because of his relations like Persian King, Calyx and Headman have been among many horses that have gone to perform to superb standards this season making him the most up and coming sire in the sport at the moment.

Another reason why the price has gone up for Kingman is because of his third crop of horses proving highly sought-after at the yearling sales with some them being bought for millions of pounds and could turn out to be the next big things in the flat racing scene.

His studmate Frankel also saw another successful season off the track as he produced two of this seasons Classic winners for trainer John Gosden with the Epsom Oaks winner Anapurna and the St Leger victor Logician, his fee of £175,000 will stay the same for 2020.

(Credit Racing Post For Quotes) Stud director UK Simon Mockridge said: “We are very privileged to stand two of the most exciting sires in the world in Frankel and Kingman.

“Kingman has had an outstanding start, with a Classic winner from his first crop as well as Group 2 winners Calyx and Headman, Musidora Stakes winner Nausha and Hampton Court Stakes winner Sangarius.

"In 2019 the only sire in Europe to have had more three-year-old stakes winners than Kingman was Galileo. Kingman has had four stakes winners from his second crop, including Prestige Stakes winner Boomer, and his third crop proved incredibly popular at the yearling sales.

"Kingman averaged £317,933 for 59 sold, including colts sold for 2.3 million guineas and 1.8 million guineas at Tattersalls Book 1." 

Mockridge said of their highest-priced stallion: “Frankel offers breeders the greatest chance of producing a Group winner of any other sire in the northern hemisphere, with a phenomenal 14 per cent Group winners to runners and 28 per cent black-type performers to runners.

"He is second only to his own sire Galileo in terms of Group winners from crops foaled between 2014 and 2017, and is Galileo’s most successful son despite having only four crops of racing age. He sired five Group 1 winners in 2019, including two British Classic winners in Anapurna and track-record breaking Logician."

He added: "Frankel reached his tenth Group 1 winner overall when two-year-old Quadrilateral won the Fillies’ Mile at Newmarket, and she’s currently favourite for next year’s Classics. At the sales, his yearlings averaged £436,160 for 37 sold, including his highest ever priced yearling with a colt sold for 3.1 million guineas to Godolphin."