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Araafa 2010 Fee Cut 22.2% At UK Plantation Stud
In the UK, the service fee for Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas & Gr1 UK St James's Palace Stakes winner Araafa (Mull Of Kintyre-Resurgence, by Polar Falcon) has been cut 22.2% from £9,000 (A$16,200) to £7,000 (A$12,600) for the 2010 breeding season. Araafa (whose dam Resurgence is a full-sister to Gr1 winning sire Pivotal) won both 2006's Gr1 Irish 2000 Guineas & UK Gr1 St James's Palace Stakes (plus placing as a juvenile in 2005's UK Gr3 Horris Hill Stakes & Listed Acomb Stakes). Araafa is represented this year by his 1st-crop of yearlings.