With Needs Further (Encosta De Lago) set to stand the 2020 season at Aquis Farm’s Seymour base, Alpine Eagle (High Chaparral) heads the Armidale Stud roster and he will stand for a reduced fee of $5,500 (plus GST) for the upcoming breeding season.
The son of High Chaparral (Sadler’s Wells) stood the 2019 for a fee of $7,700 and despite his first crop averaging $44,266 in the sales ring the stud have taken into account the global economic downturn and reduced his fee.
“In light of the current global situation resulting from the Covid-19 pandemic and ensuing financial downturn, we have taken the decision to reduce our Tasmanian fees by an average of 20 per cent in a bid to assist breeders through these unprecedented events,” said stud manager David Whishaw.
“While we understand that these fees are not a true indication of the quality of the stallions themselves, 2020 is a year where the support of everyone within the industry is essential.
“We are mindful of doing all we can to support breeders.”
The Tasmanian-based stud’s roster is completed by Tough Speed (Redoute’s Choice), who will stand the upcoming breeding season for $2,500 (plus GST).