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Mount Nelson Fee Cut 20% At UK Newsells Park

Friday, 13th November 2009

Also in the UK, Newsells Park Stud has reduced the 2010 stud fee for dual Gr1-winning stallion & Baerami Thoroughbreds shuttler Mount Nelson (Rock Of Gibraltar-Independence, by Selkirk) by 20%: from £10,000 (A$18,000) in his 1st-season in 2009 to £8,000 (A$14,400) for his 2nd-season. On the track, Mount Nelson (half-brother to this season's UK Gr1 Great Voltigeur Stakes winner & Gr1 St Leger 3rd-placed Monitor Closely) won France's Gr1 Criterium International (1600m) at Saint-Cloud (setting a new course record & finishing his juvenile season with an official rating of 119, 4th highest in Europe) & the UK Gr1 Coral-Eclipse Stakes (10 furlongs) at Sandown, plus 3rd in the US Gr1 Arlington Million Stakes (10 furlongs) at Arlington Park; he retired with 3 wins & 3 placings from 9 starts for £459,137 (A$826,000) earnings. Newsells Park general manager Julian Dollar told racingpost.com: “Mount Nelson received fantastic support in his 1st season at stud. Breeders from all over Europe have given him every chance of making a great start when his 1st 2YOs start running in 2012. We recognise, however, the need for a further readjustment in stud fees & Mount Nelson's 20% drop reflects this. We feel he offers breeders great value at £8,000 (A$14,400) especially considering the book of mares breeders in 2010 will be following, almost 50% of whom were black-type performers or producers.”

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