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Mapperley Stud has announced their service fees for the 2022 season, headlined by Group One producing sire Contributer who will stand for a fee of $20,000+GST.

The exciting son of High Chaparral was crowned Champion second season sire after his first crop performed brilliantly on the race track, highlighted by Lion’s Roar’s Gr.1 Randwick Guineas (1600m) heroics and Llanacord’s win in the Gr.2 Lowland Stakes (2100m).

Contributer is already the sire of six individual stakes performers from only 79 starters and he has developed an excellent winner to runners strike rate for a stallion of his age.

His popularity as a sire in Australia continues to rise, averaging a solid $118,000 across all their major yearling sales in 2022, nearly 12-times his advertised service fee that year. “The way his first crop of three-year-olds performed really put him on the map in Australia, his status among breeders soared and as a result he covered his best book of mares yet, so we are pretty excited about his future,” Mapperley Stud principal Simms Davison said. “He covered a full book of mares in 2021 and it was great to see him back above 80 percent fertility, which is where he was at prior to his injury." Group One winner Complacent will stand at an unchanged fee of $4,000+GST.

A sire developing a reputation for leaving staying types, he has produced multiple Victorian winner Wascaly, who is being aimed at the Gr.1 Caulfield Cup (2400m) this season and has a host of exciting staying talents coming through including Bronzba, Wuddzz, Comme Bella Fille, Cork, and Beckenbauer. Champion three-year-old and New Zealand Horse of the Year Puccini will stand at $3,000+GST after his first crop of three-year-olds produced a number of encouraging performances this season.

From only a small number of runners, he has left the exciting gallopers Le Villi, a promising stayer who recently contested the Gr.1 Australian Oaks (2400m), the stakes performed Wolfgang and the up-and-coming Price/Kent trained Pelosi, who won brilliantly on debut in Australia. For any stallion enquiries for the 2022 breeding season, please contact Simms Davison +64 21607853 or Steven Scaglia +64 274950082 

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