Stud fees for the four Qatar Racing stallions standing at Tweenhills in 2021 have been announced.
QIPCO 2,000 Guineas winner Kameko has arrived safely at Tweenhills where he will stand next season for £25,000 (Oct 1st SLF). The fastest 2000 Guineas winner in history, clocking the classic mile in a staggering 1m 34.72s, Kameko also won the Gr.1 Vertem Futurity Stakes at two in record time and successfully gave weight to top-class older horses in the Gr.2 Joel Stakes earning a career high Timeform rating of 129.
Kameko is by 7 times US Champion Turf Sire Kitten’s Joy – also sire of World Champion Roaring Lion – out of a multiple Stakes-winning half-sister to two-year-old Gr.1 winner Kingsbarns, from a top-class family.
Also standing for £25,000 (Oct 1st SLF) – down from £30,000 in 2020 – will be international Gr.1 sire sensation Zoustar. Zoustar has been crowned Champion First, Second- and Third-Season Sire in Australia and has his first crop of Northern Hemisphere foals born this year with over 20 at Tattersalls December sales representing the sire of champions Sunlight and Top Knight.
Havana Gold will stand at a reduced £7,500 (Oct 1st SLF) from £10,000. Amongst Havana Gold’s 15 Stakes performers are Gr.1-winning sprinter and sire Havana Grey and 2020’s Group-winning sprinter Tabdeed. Havana Gold has his biggest crop of over 140 yearlings going into training this year.
Champion older miler and Gr.1 Sussex Stakes winner of 2018, Lightning Spear, remains on £5,000 (Oct 1st SLF) following his outstanding first crop of foals.
Tweenhills’ owner David Redvers:
“It was hugely exciting to have Kameko arrive at Tweenhills last night and after a gruelling 40 hours journey from Kentucky, he bounced off the lorry and has been striding around the place this morning like he owns it. I feel we have priced him extremely competitively this year and will also be offering a small amount of equity in the horse to breeders. Details are to be released later this week.
“Zoustar continues to enhance his already heady reputation and it is a real coup for European breeders to have such an exceptional young sire standing here again in 2021. The reviews his first crop of Northern Hemisphere foals are receiving match our expectations and I’m really looking forward to seeing his first commercial offerings at the end of the month.
“Havana Gold’s best crop of yearlings to date sold very well and we expect him to make a massive impact on the racecourse next summer. Breeders would be wise to consider him a must at his reduced fee and we will continue to support him to the hilt, whilst Lightning Spear’s first crop of foals and improved fertility make him tremendous value for those wanting to use this exceptionally talented, tough and durable son of Pivotal.”
Kameko, Havana Gold and Lightning Spear will be paraded for breeders at Longholes Stud in Newmarket during the Tattersalls December Mare Sale, Covid protocols allowing.
For the 2021 season, Qatar Racing and Tweenhills are proud to continue the ‘Your Success = Our Success’ scheme. Any breeder who produces a Stakes winner by a Qatar Racing owned stallion at Tweenhills – including Kameko – will be offered a credit for use with any Qatar Racing owned stallion in the following year to the value of the nomination. Please visit tweenhills.com/success for more details.