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2020 Sire Fees Announced by Brighthill
For the 2020 breeding season, four-time Group 1 winner Preferment’s fee has been lowered from $12,500+gst to $9,500+gst, while Group 1 performer Eminent’s fee has been reduced from $8,000+gst to $7,500+gst, and Dalghar’s fee has been lowered from $5,000+gst to $3,000+gst. “We have got a lovely selection of stallions, we are very confident they are busy stallions,” Brighthill co-principal Nick King said. “Preferment has averaged 114 mares every year he has stood so far and Eminent bred to 114 mares in his first season last year. The new initiatives [we’ve introduced – see above) are a way we could encourage people to keep breeding their mares and just get through this tricky time and hopefully at the far side we will all see the results.” King is confident breeders will be able to get through these uncertain times, and he said the timing of the crisis still gives plenty of breeders time to make decisions prior to the upcoming breeding season. “They are such a resilient bunch,” King said. “We did an awful amount of pedigree matings over the lockdown period and the phone and emails were pretty active… “By the time we get around to our breeding season, and we have got another three months to go, people will have a far clearer idea of where the world is heading by then.