Fee Freeze Despite Cup And Derby Victory

The sire of last week’s Melbourne Cup winner Vow And Declare and Victoria Derby winner Warning will not have his stallion fee increased ahead of his next breeding season.

Declaration Of War will remain at ¥2.3 million (A$30,000) per service from the Japan Bloodhorse Breeders’ Association’s Shizunai Stallion Station in Hokkaido.

Declaration Of War shuttled to Australia in 2014 and 2015 with Vow And Declare produced from his first Australian crop, which included Queensland Oaks winner Winning Ways who, like Warning, is out of a Galileo mare.

The son of War Front, who has 155 live foals in Australia, was imported to Japan prior to the 2019 breeding season, where he covered 152 mares.

Declaration Of War’s fee is the most expensive of the JBBA’s 11 stallions, which also includes Animal Kingdom, the sire of this year’s Australian Derby winner Angel Of Truth, who is offered for ¥1.2m (A$16,000).

– racing.com

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