2021 Fees for Lane’s End; Quality Road Down to $150,000

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Quality Road | Lane’s End Farm

On the heels of the announcement Friday that top three leading second-crop sire Daredevil will return to the U.S. from Turkey to stand at Lane’s End Farm, the Versailles nursery and stallion station released its full roster and stud fees for 2021. A total of 21 stallions will make up the roster, led again by stalwart Quality Road, who gets a fee cut from $200,000 to $150,000. A majority of key breeding sheds are cutting 2021 stud fees due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Candy Ride (Arg) will also see his fee slashed from $100,000 to $75,000. A number of the other stallions on the roster are also getting breaks on fees. A few will stay at the same level as in 2020, including the popular City of Light, whose first foals are weanlings this year, and Twirling Candy. Both will continue to stand for $40,000.

Lane’s End has three young horses retiring to its stallion barn this year: champion and Breeders’ Cup winner Game Winner, who will stand for $30,000; this year’s GI Santa Anita Derby winner Honor A. P., who will stand for $15,000; and GI Santa Anita H. winner Gift Box, who will bring $10,000. All three of the new retirees will stand alongside their sires at Lane’s End: Candy Ride, Honor Code, and Twiring Candy, respectively.

In addition, Liam’s Map’s fee of $30,000, a cut from $35,000 for 2020, is only locked in until Nov. 5, with changes possible after that date due to Breeders’ Cup results. Among his runners who may contest the Breeders’ Cup Nov. 6-7 are Runhappy Debutante S. winner and GI Darley Alcibiades S. runner-up Crazy Beautiful and GIII Miss Preakness S. winner Wicked Whisper.

The full Lane’s End roster is as follows:

Stallion (2021 fee)

Accelerate ($17,500)

Candy Ride (Arg) ($75,000)

Catalina Cruiser ($15,000)

City of Light ($40,000)

Connect ($15,000)

Daredevil ($25,000)

Game Winner ($30,000)

Gift Box ($10,000)

Honor A. P. ($15,000)

Honor Code ($20,000)

Lemon Drop Kid ($15,000)

Liam’s Map ($30,000)

Mineshaft ($15,000)

Mr Speaker ($5,000)

Quality Road ($150,000)

The Factor ($17,500)

Tonalist ($12,500)

Twirling Candy ($40,000)

Unified ($10,000)

Union Rags ($30,000)

West Coast ($20,000)

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