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Ishiguru NZ$10k Fee At Chequers Stud
NZ Chequers Stud announced resident stallion Ishiguru (Danzig-Strategic Manuever, by Cryptoclearance) will stand the 2008 season for NZ$10,000+GST. Ishiguru (who has enjoyed full books in the last 2 years) commenced stud duties in NZ in 2004 & this season has recorded 3 winners from his 4 juveniles to have raced locally. In the northern hemisphere Ishiguru (who shuttles to Tween Hills Farm in the UK) counts Gr2-winner Hellvelyn & Gr3-winner She's Our Mark as his leading progeny. Ishiguru was Danzig's most expensive yearling of 1999 when knocked down to Coolmore buyer Demi O'Byrne for US$1.15 million at the Keenland July sale. His latest yearlings sold up to NZ$210,000 & averaged NZ$84,600 (nearly 17 times his initial service fee) at this year's NZB Karaka sales.