Glenlogan stallion fees released

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GLENLOGAN PARK is the first of Australia’s major farms to officially announce their 2011 stallion service fees.

Glenlogan Park principal, Jon Haseler, is understandably both proud and excited about the sire line-up Queensland’s leading nursery will be offering in the upcoming season, however is also very aware of the many challenges currently facing industry participants – particularly in their home state of Queensland.

“In setting our fees for 2011 we were very mindful that Queensland has been struck by two massive natural disasters within the last 6 months,” Haseler said. “On the back of these, there is no question that the state’s economy is suffering as a consequence and we understand the need to be doing everything we can to assist breeders during this time.”

As such, Glenlogan Park has reduced the fees of four of their seven sires.

“To produce a successful stallion is always quite a challenging task for any farm,” Haseler added. “However, as a result of the selection strategies we have employed over the last decade, we are in a very fortunate position to already have four proven, value-for-money sires on our roster.

“In recent seasons we have prided ourselves on offering these stallions to breeders at accessible fees and with a minimal amount of exposure to risk.

“In 2011 we are proud to say we are pushing that undertaking to another level.”

Glenlogan Park’s headline sire, Show A Heart, will stand this season at a fee of just $25,000 plus GST (down from $27,500 plus GST), the state’s leading juvenile stallion, Jet Spur, has been placed at a fee that will guarantee a full book in very quick time, $15,000 plus GST (down from $17,500), Falvelon will be available to breeders at $10,000 plus GST (down from $12,000) whilst Bradbury’s Luck can be accessed for $8,000 plus GST (down from $10,000).

“By reducing these proven stallion’s fees we are offering breeders an opportunity to support sires where they can be confident of the product they will produce and secure in the knowledge there will be a market for their offspring,” Haseler said. “Considering their current standings on the sire tables, their performance records and the amazing money available through the QTS 600 scheme, we are convinced they are now priced very, very competitively.”

The three other stallions standing at Glenlogan Park in 2011 will be their first season boom horse Rothesay ($11,000 plus GST), Red Element, who will be standing his second year at stud ($8,000 plus GST) and their third season sire Real Saga ($14,000 plus GST).

Glenlogan Park’s Manager Steve Morley is obviously also very pleased with the new pricing structure for the farm’s sires.

“I am thrilled to be offering breeders an opportunity to support stallions that I have so much confidence in and at fees that I truly consider are fantastic value,” Morley confirmed. “It has been exceptionally rewarding to see so many of our clients achieve such wonderful results over the last few years and this season I feel they now have an even greater opportunity to realise that success.

Show A Heart has been a Top 20 Stallion for the last three years in succession and is right on target to make it four in a row this season.

“When you realise that his very best quality offspring and biggest books are yet to reach the racetrack it will be hard to find a sire with his record, and as much upside as he has, at a fee anywhere near what he can be accessed for.

Jet Spur is a stallion taking all before him at the moment and he has an enormous future. Every trainer that has one absolutely loves them!

Falvelon has one of the very best winners-to-runners ratios in Australia whilst Bradbury’s Luck is proving he is capable of leaving quality 3YO’s with real depth.

“Our stallions that are yet to have runners to the track also present very attractive options.

“It is doubtful we have seen too many more naturally talented juveniles in the last decade than Real Saga was and his first crop foals are nothing short of outstanding.

Red Element has let down into one of the most eye-catching and quality stallions anyone could hope to see and his ability, pedigree and the opportunities given to him in his first year should see him make an immediate impact.

“Whilst our first season sire, Rothesay, simply meets every criteria any breeder could possibly wish for.

“By the hottest stallion in the country in Fastnet Rock, out of the proven stallion making family of Canny Lad (that now also boasts this year’s Golden Slipper winner Sepoy), with real “wow-factor” racing ability and possessing market appeal that will surely see his progeny be amongst some of the most sought-after yearlings in the land in a few years time.

“At his fee, commercial breeders will find him very, very hard to go past.

“Our aim at Glenlogan is to give our clients the best value for money options in Australasian breeding and, in 2011, it is an ambition I feel very confident we have succeeded in.”