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Haunui Farm Announce 2015 Fees

Tuesday, 31st March 2015

Haunui Farm have announced their service fees for 2015. Showcasing, New Zealand's Leading 2YO & First Season Sire, will stand for a fee of $10,000 + GST in 2015 while Iffraaj, New Zealand's Leading sire of 3YO's and sire of 11 stakes performers this season, will stand at an un-changed fee of $15,000 + GST.  Joining them again on the Haunui roster is Gr1 Australian Guineas-winner Ferlax whose first foals are due in 2015 will also stand at an un-changed fee of $7,000 + GST. Showcasing's Northern Hemisphere success - which saw him end 2014 as the Leading First Season Sire of Britain and Ireland - has continued in the SH where he has sired Karaka Million winner Hardline, as well as Gr2 winner Showboy, stakes performed filly Platinum Express, and the unbeaten colt Boodles who has since been sold to Hong Kong. The progeny of Iffraaj have also continued to go from strength to strength and this season saw him celebrate his first Gr1 winner in the SH when Turn Me Loose was such an impressive winner of the 2000 Guineas in November. "We couldn't have asked for a better start to Showcasing's career and Iffraaj's progeny just keep getting better with him not only the leading 3YO sire but sitting third on the General Sires table behind Savabeel and Darci Brahma and ahead of O'Reilly, Pins and Tavistock," said Haunui Farm's Managing Director, Mark Chitty. "Both stallions have seen service fee increases in the Northern Hemisphere and they are certainly in far superior positions in terms of racetrack and sale ring performance than they were at this time last year.  That being said, we are mindful of the current climate in the New Zealand breeding industry and it is with that in mind, that we have set our fees for 2015 at what I am sure breeders will agree, are very reasonable and competitive levels." He added, "It is certainly exciting to have two young stallions such as Iffraaj and Showcasing doing the job but we are also very pleased to have a young stallion like Ferlax, a Classic-winner, to round out our stallion roster.  He is just starting out in terms of his stallion career but it pays to keep in mind that the last three stallions that we have introduced to the market, have all been leading sires – Showcasing, Iffraaj and before them, Elusive City.  With the opportunity that Ferlax has been afforded by his owner Jonathan Munz and, fellow breeders, he could well be the next."

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