After the most important yearling sales in Europe are in the books, TDN published the result of First Crop Sires of Yearlings in Europe. PROTECTIONIST takes 4th! place in the ranking, as 6 out of his 9 yearlings consigned at the BBAG Yearling Sale were sold. Per average sale price, PROTECTIONIST ranks right after The Gurkha and pulls ahead of Territories, New Bay, Harzand, Faszinating Rock, Belardo and The Last Lion. This is particularly interesting in light of his covering fee of €6,500 which resides far below the ones of the other stallions and makes PROTECTIONIST a great investment for any breeder.