German-bred stallion Lucas Cranach will stand at an unchanged fee of $5,500 (inc gst) at Bullarook Park Stud this year.

Bullarook Park owner Malcolm Boyd was delighted with the response to the quality stayer last year when he covered over 100 mares at the Avenel stud.

Prior to being purchased by Australian Bloodstock, Lucas Cranach was trained in Dusseldorf by Sascha Smrczek.  He won the G2 Grosser Preis Von Lotto (2400m) in Hamburg and had Listed wins to his credit in France and Germany.

Lucas Cranach (Mamool — Lots Of Love by Java Gold) won the G2 Peter Young Stakes (1800m) at Caulfield and finished third in Dunaden’s G1 Melbourne Cup.

“With the outcross Lucas Cranach offers breeders, plus his explosive turn of foot, he will produce some quality products,” Australian Bloodstock’s Luke Murrell said.  “His looks and versatility will give him a chance to become a genuine success at stud.”

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