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Alamosa NZ$27.5k 1st Season At Wellfield
NZ's Palmerston North-based Wellfield Lodge announced the 2009 service fees for its 2 stallions: 4-time Gr1-winning 4YO freshman sire Alamosa (O'Reilly-Lodore Mystic, by Centaine) & Australian-bred Gr3-winning 8YO resident sire Handsome Ransom (Red Ransom-Bianca Lancia, by Mill Reef). Alamosa will stand his 1st season at NZ$27,500+GST & Wellfield spokesman Hugh Taylor commented: "The management committee of the Alamosa syndicate is highly conscious of the need to position the horse's fee carefully in his 1st season. Undoubtedly, 12 months ago the figure would have been higher than where we sit today. This figure fairly balances the merits of the horse, while being conscious of the wider economic environment. His book will be limited to 120." Handsome Ransom will stand at an unchanged fee of NZ$4,000+GST & Taylor noted: "His progeny have consistently sold well as weanlings, yearling & ready-to-run horses & offer breeders a real return against a service fee at this level."