Vadamos Fee Announced

Former star French galloper Vadamos (Monsun-Celebre Vadala, by Peintre Celebre) will begin stud duties at Rich Hill Stud in the 2017 Southern Hemisphere breeding season at the introductory fee of $15,000 + GST. Farm principal John Thompson said he had received outstanding feedback from visitors to the recent NZ Bloodstock National Yearling Sales at Karaka on his international Group One winner.

"The word we were getting from the Australians is that they think he is exactly the type of horse who should be standing in New Zealand and they will be coming over to buy his progeny. We took bookings to him during the sales so it certainly looks like he's going to get an awful lot of support," Thompson said. Rich Hill, with the support of a high profile group of New Zealand breeders including John Camilleri, the breeder of Winx, Sir Peter Vela of Pencarrow Stud, and Valachi Downs' Kevin Hickman, purchased a 50 per cent share in the Gr1 Prix du Moulin winner when he retired last year.

Vadamos was held in the highest regard by his revered trainer Andre Fabre, who once labelled him a potential champion and compared him favourably to his former stable star Manduro with whom he shares the same sire, Monsun. He also hails from one the Aga Khan's great families being out of the Peintre Celebre mare Celebre Vadala, a half-sister to the Gr1 winner Valixir.

"He's a magnificent individual and arguably the best-bred and fastest son of the breed-shaping Monsun, who has sired three of the last four Melbourne Cup winners," Thompson said.


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