Kingman’s meteoric rise as a sire has seen Juddmonte Farms double his covering fee from £75,000 to £150,000 for the 2020 breeding season, making him one of the most expensive stallions in Europe.

The fee increase follows a banner year that saw him supply French 2,000 Guineas hero Persian King and the dual Group 2-winning Headman from his first crop.

Following a career that yielded four Group 1 victories, Kingman began his stud career back in 2015 at a fee of £55,000. Since retiring to stud, he has supplied 28 stakes winners and his third crop were highly sought after at this year’s yearling sales.

He joins stalwarts Galileo and Dubawi among the top ten most expensive sires to stand in Europe for 2020 alongside his studmate, dual world champion Frankel.

Simon Mockridge, Juddmonte’s UK Stud Director, said: “Kingman has had an outstanding start, with a Classic winner from his first crop as well as Calyx and Headman, Musidora Stakes winner Nausha and Hampton Court winner Sangarius.

“In 2019, the only sire in Europe to have had more three-year-old stakes winners than Kingman was Galileo. Kingman has had four stakes winners from his second crop, including Prestige Stakes winner Boomer, and his third crop proved incredibly popular at the yearling sales.

“Kingman averaged £317,933 for 59 sold, including colts sold for 2.3 million guineas and 1.8 million guineas at Tattersalls Book 1.”

“Frankel offers breeders the greatest chance of producing a Group winner”

Frankel heads the Banstead Manor Stud roster at an unchanged fee of £175,000 after a year that saw him sire Classic scorers Anapurna, this year’s Oaks heroine, and Logician, who was an impressive winner of the St Leger in September.

“Frankel offers breeders the greatest chance of producing a Group winner of any other sire in the Northern Hemisphere, with a phenomenal 14 per cent Group winners to runners and 28% black type performers to runners,” said Mockridge.

“He is second only to his own sire Galileo in terms of Group winners from crops foaled between 2014 and 2017, and is Galileo’s most successful son despite having only four crops of racing age.”

Bated Breath, the sire of this year’s Albany Stakes heroine Daahyeh, has had his fee increased from £10,000 to £12,500 while Expert Eye, whose first foals arrive next year, will stand his second season at a reduced price of £17,500 – down from £20,000 in 2019.

The roster is completed by Oasis Dream, who will stand at a reduced fee of £25,000 having stood at £30,000 this year.

Most expensive stallions standing in Europe in 2020

Galileo – Private

Dubawi – £250,000

Frankel – £175,000

Kingman – £150,000

No Nay Never – €150,000

Sea The Stars – €150,000

Siyouni – €100,000

Invincible Spirit – €100,000

Fastnet Rock – €60,000

Le Havre – €50,000