Calumet Farm has released its 2020 stallion roster and stud fees, with stalwart English Channel (Smart Strike) to command a fee of $35,000 (up $5,000 from last term) for this coming breeding season.
Also back for 2020 is Hightail (Mineshaft), sire of this year’s GI Awesome Again S. winner Mongolian Groom and $500,000-plus earner Dynatail from a limited number of runners. His fee is private.
“As the winner of the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Sprint, Hightail offers the breeder both precocity and speed,” said Calumet General Manager Eddie Kane. “He is also demonstrating that his progeny can carry that speed at a distance and continue to develop with age.”
MGISW sprinter Ransom the Moon (Malibu Moon) is back for his second year at stud, and will again stand for $7,500.
“He is beautiful, and if he replicates himself we are set,” Kane said. “He is about 16.2 and has a beautiful neck and topline with a strong hip and hind leg. Looking at his profile, He looks like a Classic distance horse but he has the speed to win at six furlongs.”
Keen Ice (Curlin) ($20,000), Bal a Bali (Brz) (Put It Back) ($15,000), Mr. Z (Malibu Moon) ($5,000) and War Correspondent (War Front) ($5,000) will all have first yearlings in 2020.
“Our roster features a wide variety of bloodlines possessing soundness, quality conformation, and a propensity to winning Classic two-turn races on both dirt and turf,” Kane said. “We are focused not only on building long-term relationships with breeders, but also sharing in the commercial and racing success of our stallions. We have a variety of offerings to fit the needs of any breeder.”
The complete 2020 Calumet roster is as follows:
English Channel (Smart Strike) – $35,000
Keen Ice (Curlin) – $20,000
Bal a Bali (Brz) (Put it Back) – $15,000
Big Blue Kitten (Kitten’s Joy) – $10,000
Oxbow (Awesome Again) – $10,000
Ransom The Moon (Malibu Moon) – $7,500
Real Solution (Kittens Joy) – $7,500
Mr. Z (Malibu Moon) – $5,000
Optimizer (English Channel) – $5,000
Raison D’Etat (A.P. Indy) – $5,000
War Correspondent (War Front) – $5,000
Hightail (Mineshaft) – Private