Claiborne stallion Blame (Arch-Liable, by Seeking the Gold)’s fee has been raised to $30,000 for 2019. The 2010 GI Breeders’ Cup Classic hero and Eclipse winner has sired 13 stakes winners in 2018 led by Grade I winners Fault and Marley’s Freedom and other GSWs Maraud, Miss Kentucky and Beyond Blame. Fault was knocked down to Shadai Farm for $1.2 million at the Fasig-Tipton November Sale Sunday.
Among all North American fifth-crop sires cumulatively, the three-time Grade I victor sits second behind only Quality Road (Elusive Quality) by number of stakes horses and graded stakes horses. 2017 G1 Prix de Diane heroine Senga also numbers among his top-flight winners. The 12-year-old stood for $12,500 in 2018.