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Posted 2022-11-10 07:52:59  
Flightline Price Set, Stallions compared

Flightline, the star of the horseracing world of late, has been retired to Stud. The key next question was the price to access him and that was revealed yesterday.

Lane's End announced that Flightline would stand at a whopping USD 200k in his first season.

The hype of the 2.5 percent share sale for USD 4.6m (Total value: USD 187m) of Flightline was, in the end, a marketing coup.

Dubawi, the one of the most successful stallions in Europe this season, stands at 350k pounds from 250k. Frankel is now 275k pounds up from 200k pounds. He is the current highest earning sire in Europe.

The sheer scale of the Flightline service sets him even higher than his sire and makes him one of the highest prices stallions in the world. Yet he hasn't even covered a mare nor shown his ability at stud to produce champions, such is his hype. 

He is also bound to be given the best chance at stud with a full book of mares and likely the best mares available. 

Leading European Sire Currently Nov 2022
Stallion, birth, earnings

1 Frankel (GB) 2008
2 Dubawi (IRE) 2002
3 Sea The Stars (IRE) 2006
4 Lope de Vega (IRE) 2007
5 Dark Angel (IRE) 2005
6cGalileo (IRE) 1998
7 Kodiac (GB) 2001
8 Churchill (IRE) 2014
9 Kingman (GB) 2011
10 Siyouni (FR) 2007
11 New Bay (GB) 2012
12 Camelot (GB) 2009

US Stallions and fees

1. Into Mischief $250,000

2. Quality Road $150,000

3. Curlin $175,000

4. Tonalist $10,000

5. Gun Runner Private

6. Uncle Mo $160,000

7. Tapit $185,000

8. Speightstown $90,000

9. Munnings $85,000

10. Not This Time $75,000

Image: Flightline Breeders Cup 

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