2024 Stallion Fees for Chapel Stud
The fees for the stallions standing at Chapel Stud in 2024 have been announced. Standing on behalf of DahlBury, Planteur and Bangkok will again stand at £4,000 and £3,000 respectively on 1st October FFR terms. Hellvelyn also retains his fee of £2,500 1st October FFR.
Chapel Stud director, Roisin Close, said: “Planteur continues to produce results on the racetrack. His flag bearer on the flat Trueshan had another good season and was crowned Cartier Stayer of the Year for a second time. Similarly, his top performer over fences Gran Diose, had a fantastic 12 months winning two Grade 2 Chases and recently finished second in a Grade 1 Chase at Auteuil.
“Across both codes Planteur is a stallion that is producing tough, sound and versatile progeny. Winning as two-year-olds and older, on the flat and over fences. He has a 31% win strike rate with his two-year-olds (30% of his progeny run at two). Those figures continue an upward trajectory and by the time they are four-year-olds the win rate is 55%.
“Bangkok has his first foals for the flat selling at Tattersalls this week. They are strong, correct, and attractive foals, very much in his likeness. As a half-brother to the Group 2 winning two-year-old and three-year-old The Foxes as well as five more Stakes horses, I think people will be very surprised at how precocious they are, and they could be buying themselves the winner of the ‘Bangkok Bonus’.
“Hellvelyn continues to produce, tough, sound and trainable winners. He is also starting to show his strength as a broodmare sire, with Gr.2 winner Asymmetric and Gr.3 winner Mill Stream.”
Chapel Stud also welcomed Walzertakt’s first GB foals and he was supported with 80 mares in 2023 following the excellent results of his young NH horses. He will not be covering in 2024 due to a surgical procedure in the summer and with his welfare paramount he will be given all the time he needs to fully recuperate.
Once again, the ‘Pick a Nom’ initiative will be offered for Planteur and Bangkok. Simon Davies, owner of the stallions standing under the DahlBury banner, said: “We appreciate that breeders, as our clients, have very different needs and budgets, and therefore wanted to offer a choice with our stallion nomination terms as well as ensuring value options for everyone.”