With Tapit again leading its roster, Gainesway released its 2021 stud fees Wednesday. The gray super-sire, North America's leading stallion by lifetime graded stakes winners (84), Grade I winners (27), and progeny earnings ($159,714,395) will stand for $185,000 next year. He stood the 2020 season at $200,000. Four-time Grade I winner McKinzie (Street Sense) will begin his stud career next season at a fee of $30,000. (Click to view McKinzie's digital Flipbook).
“I am excited about beginning this new chapter in the Gainesway stallions with McKinzie,” said Gainesway CEO Antony Beck. “His accolades on the racetrack speak for themselves with his brilliance and race record, I couldn't think of a better prospect to bring to Gainesway to compliment our champion sire Tapit.”
Karakontie (Jpn), whose first two crops to race include graded winner Sole Volante and stakes winner, graded-placed and Breeders' Cup bound Spanish Loveaffair, will remain at $10,000 next season. The GI Belmont S. winner Tapwrit will stand for $10,000 in 2021, down from $12,500 this year.
“It has always been Gainesway's goal to provide breeders with quality and value,” said Beck. “The current economic climate that breeders are facing makes this more important than ever. Our stallion roster offers a diverse group of established stallions and exciting young studs who look to establish a new era at Gainesway.”
Sean Tugel, Gainesway's Director of Stallion Sales & Recruitment, added, “We have a stallion for every breeder. Tapit has solidified himself as a generational stallion who is going to leave a lasting legacy with his sons and daughters. Tapwrit was a sales-topper in Saratoga and his foals share those same great qualities. Karakontie is an emerging sire of class and a great source of Storm Cat. McKinzie is the best prospect to retire this season with a portfolio that stands out amongst his peers.”
Gainesway's complete 2021 Roster and Stud Fees:
Afleet Alex – $6,500
Anchor Down – $5,000
Karakontie – $10,000
McKinzie – $30,000
Tapit – $185,000
Tapizar – $10,000
Tapwrit – $10,000
All stud fees are payable LFSN (live foal stands and nurses).