Stallion Station releases Courage fee

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Stallion Station, one of Australasia’s premier breeding establishments, have confirmed they have secured the ownership of the former champion racehorse and now highly successful sire Courage Under Fire.

Burnham trainer Mark Jones has had regular success with the stock of Courage Under Fire, developing many by the former 6-time Derby winner for Courage Under Fire’s former Queensland owner Greg Brodie.

For the 2010-11 breeding season, Courage Under Fire only frozen semen will be available to New Zealand breeders at a service fee of $NZ 7000 (plus GST).

However, for this season only breeders can secure a breeding package to Courage Under Fire for $NZ 20,000 (plus GST). Stallion Station  says this is a unique opportunity for breeders to keep their average cost down and insurance against any future price increases.

Packages will entitle broodmare owners to five services to Courage Under Fire – two in the coming season and one each for the following three seasons – at a total cost of $NZ 20,000 PLUS GST, the equivalent of $NZ 4,000 (plus GST) per service fee.

“By purchasing a breeding package, breeders will ensure they have priority to Courage Under Fire this season.” Stallion Station sales manager Les Joslin said.

The offer is open until June 30, 2010 when payment of $NZ 20,000 (plus GST) is required in full.

Courage Under Fire has matched his greatness as a racehorse in the siring barn. From five crops to race in NZ he has sired the winners of $5.9 million, with 85 in 2:00 and 12 $100,000 winners.

In Australia, ‘Courage’ has left 107 foals three-year-old and older and 48 are winners, remarkable 45% winners to foals and earning $1.6million between them.

Courage Under Fire’s list of winners includes 3 Derby winners _ Lanercost (Aust & Tas – 2010), Courage To Rule (Vic – 2010) and Sleepy Tripp (NZ – 2009).

He has also left this season’s NZ Oaks winner Secret Potion, and NZ record holder Lancome (1:54.9, 1700m).

Group winning youngsters by Courage include: Itsallabout Nicole, Brush With Courage, Bells And Whistles, Cosmic Under Fire, Gilt Bromac and Maggie Kennedy (in Australia), and  Lancome, Flak Jacket, Days Of Courage, Eyecatcher Courage, Itz Cherry Ripe and Franco Jamar (NZ).