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Mapperley Stud has announced their service fees for the 2023 season with their Dual Gr.1 winning son of High Chaparral – Contributer headlining their roster at a fee of $18,000+gst

A proven group one producing sire, Contributer has had a marvellous season on the racetrack emphasised by his exceptional stakes winners and stakes performers to runners strike rate. From only 38 runners to the track, he has produced 4 individual stakes winners and 8 stakes horses.

A stallion building a reputation for upgrading mares, 1 out of 5 runners are gaining valuable black-type this season.

“Contributer continues to impress with another strong year of results on the racetrack. If you look at his statistics, on his current trajectory, he’s performing better or at least on par with the elite sons of High Chaparral across the key performance measures. They are pretty significant sires he’s being compared to, the likes of So You Think, Toronado, and Dundeel” said stud master Simms Davison

“If you take this into account, his fee of $18,000 is enormous value for breeders. We think he will be the value stallion in New Zealand this year considering the excellent job he’s done so far” added Davison

Commercial appeal is also an important aspect for breeders to consider and he’s ticked that box again with another solid yearling sale series. His appeal to the Australian market was evident when leading Australian buyers Peter Moody, John O’Shea, Annabel Neasham, and Suman Hedge were active securing his offspring.

“We are thrilled with the feedback we are getting from the market, which is that these horses are tough and trainable and trainers love having in their stable. We can see this flow onto his results in the sales ring, he averaged a very healthy $136,000 in Book 1 this year” Davison said

Armory, a champion son of the legendary Galileo returns at an unchanged fee of $10,000 after being the most coveted first season sire in 2022 covering a quality book of 127 mares in his debut season.

“Breeders really got behind him in his first year which is extremely rewarding. He’s an excellent physical type and breeders gravitate to that as we all want to breed strong, good-looking athletes for the racetrack” added Davison

“We are now eagerly anticipating his first foals in August, it’s always an exciting time for the stud and we have full confidence in him producing some ripping types”

Mapperley Stud has made another splash into the stallion market partnering with Windsor Park Stud and Lion Rock Bloodstock to secure exciting Gr.1 winning son of Deep Impact – Profondo.

Profondo will take residence at Windsor Park Stud in Cambridge and stand for an introductory fee of $17,500+gst in 2023.

A $1.9 million dollar sales-topping Magic Millions yearling, Profondo made a winning debut over 1400m at Randwick in Sydney as an early 3YO prior to winning the Gr.1 Spring Championship Stakes at just his third start.

The Gr.1 Spring Champion Stakes has been an important stallion defining race with winners including Champion Sire Savabeel as well as Dundeel, who beat this season’s leading sire Proisir in the race.

“We have had an overwhelming response from breeders since announcing he was coming to New Zealand, due to the extreme demand for his services he now has a closed book” said Davison.

“It’s a massive vote of confidence to see breeders flock to him so early on in the piece, it’s a sign that you’ve chosen the right stallion to present to the market”

Mapperley Stud’s stallion roster offers breeders access to the most sought-after sire lines in the world. A nice balance of proven and new sires at different price points in the market gives breeders some attractive options ahead of the 2023 breeding season.

Please contact Simms Davison on 021 607 853 or Steven Scaglia 027 495 0082 if you would like any further information on their stallions.

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