Leading first-crop sire Gun Runner will see a substantial fee raise for the 2022 breeding season, when his live-foal-stands-and-nurses fee will get a hike to $125,000. He stood for $50,000 in 2021.
Gun Runner is the sire of five individual stakes winners, including undefeated multiple Grade I winner Echo Zulu, winner of the Spinaway S. and the Frizette S. He is also the sire of GI Hopeful winner Gunite, as well as Grade II winners Pappacap and Wicked Halo. On the first-crop sire list, he leads by earnings, black type winners, graded stakes winners and horses, and Grade I winners and horses.
He is also the leading sire of 2yos, and his yearlings have sold at auction for up to $975,000.
The 2017 Horse of the Year, Gun Runner started his career at $70,000 in 2020, but was trimmed to $50,000 in 2021 as part of an overall reduction of fees at Three Chimneys due to COVID-19.
Palace Malice sees a reduction from $20,000 to $12,500.
The complete roster with fees at Three Chimneys for 2022 follows. All fees are live foal, stands and nurses.
Gun Runner, $125,000
Palace Malice, $12,500
Sky Mesa, $12,500
Sharp Azteca, $5,000
Will Take Charge, $5,000