New stallion Le Brivido starts at £7,000 and success-story Cityscape stays at £5,000.
Nine-time Champion UK jumps sire Kayf Tara, who will be 26 in 2020, is the top attraction of Overbury Stud’s stallion roster, and will cover mares at a fee of £10,000. Horse of the Year Thistlecrack, Champion Chaser Special Tiara and the Oaksey family’s unforgettable Carruthers lead his back catalogue. The National Hunt supersire – the most successful jumps stallion ever to stand in Britain – has a new young star in undefeated novice hurdler Thyme Hill: bred by Overbury Stud, the five-year-old has won both his starts this season – G2 hurdles at Chepstow and Cheltenham – for the Philip Hobbs stable.
Simon Sweeting, Overbury Stud’s manager, said, ‘The old boy’s in tremendous form and goes about his days here with enviable gusto. All being well, he’ll cover mares again next spring, having successfully covered a book of some 50 mares in 2019.’
Overbury Stud’s new stallion, Siyouni’s son Le Brivido will stand at £7,000. The Jersey Stakes winner also ran a close second in the French 2,000 Guineas – his only defeat at two or three – and was rated high enough to have won eight of the last ten runnings of the race: his performance was rated superior to this year’s winner Persian King, and better than the best stallion to have won it in recent years, Shamardal.
Also on roster are Ardad (£6,500), the only Windsor Castle winner ever to run Ascot’s five furlongs quicker than the same day’s King’s Stand Stakes. Ardad went on to beat all the best sprinting juveniles of his year in the G2 Flying Childers and his first foals are selling now. Cityscape (£5,000) stays at the fee he retired to stud at, despite the continuing success of his progeny. His best son, Ka Ying Star, is a likely runner in the G1 Hong Kong Mile in early December.
Overbury Stud’s roster is completed by two very well-bred, good-looking and talented middle-distance horses who both distinguished themselves running in the Godolphin blue. Schiaparelli (£1,500) has a number of distinguished young performers to his name, and his first crops are now running in chases; Frontiersman (£1,000), a son of Dubawi and Ouija Board, covered some 70 mares in a popular first year in 2019.
All fees are payable October 1st, Special Live Foal.