Owner/breeder Chuck Fipke has waived 2020 stud fees on his seven stallions in an effort to support small breeders in the midst of the global pandemic.
“What can I say? Small breeders will especially be affected by the economic conditions, and they are the backbone of this industry,” Fipke said in statement released via Twitter through his consultant Sid Fernando Monday. “None of my stallions stand for more than $5,000, and they are primarily supported by small breeders. Because I own my stallions outright and don't have shareholder responsibilities, I am able to do this, with the support of the farms where they stand. I'm passionate about this game and will continue to support my stallions, and I'd like to show my appreciation for outside breeders who do so as well in these trying times.”
Fipke's stallions standing at Darby Dan Farm are Bee Jersey, Tale of Ekati, and Tale of Verve, standing at Colebrook Farms are Danish Dynaformer and Perfect Timber, standing at Hidden Springs Farm is Forever d'Oro, and standing at Daehling Ranch is Jersey Town.