2021 stud fees

This Side Up: Cutting Down Scepticism on Fees

Bought yourself a mare in Lexington this week? Good for you. You have kept the faith. In many cases, that will be because you have seen it all before: you've ridden out bumps in the economy, and eked out value from these stoical and enduring creatures by borrowing their impassive engagement with the patient rhythms of Nature. It's a long game, after all, one that will absorb pandemics and presidential cycles like a passing April shower. But even the longest journey starts with a single step. And many of you...

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Stud Fees Set for Rancho San Miguel

Rancho San Miguel has set 2021 stud fees for its roster of seven stallions, led by the globetrotting Sir Prancealot (Ire), whose fee will remain a California-leading $15,000 for his second season at stud in California. Sir Prancealot, who has sired progeny to win stakes in at least six countries in 2020, will return from Cornerstone Stud in Australia after breeding 105 mares in California in 2020. The 2021 Rancho San Miguel roster also includes: Curlin to Mischief ($3,500); Danzing Candy ($5,000); Northern Causeway ($2,000); Richard's Kid ($2,500); Slew's Tiznow...

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Baoma Corp Announces '21 Stud Fees

Baoma Corp released its stud fees for its roster of stallions--Chitu (Henny Hughes--Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy), Valiant Minister (Candy Ride {Arg}--Spooky Minister, by Deputy Minister) and Tunwoo (Medaglia d'Oro--Sea Gift, by A.P. Indy) for the 2021 season.  The stallions are residents of Bridlewood Farm in Ocala, Florida. Undefeated at two and a graded winner at three, Chitu retired with four wins from seven starts and earnings of $597,800. At stud, the sophomore stallion currently ranks third in the Florida sire earnings. The 9-year-old's fee has been reduced to $3,500...

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Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions Announces 2021 Stud Fees

New York stallion farm Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions has released its 2021 stud fees and roster. Headlined by War Dancer (War Front) at $7,500, the stallion roster includes five stallions that previously stood with Irish Hill & Dutchess Views Stallions and one new sire, Lookin At Lee (Lookin At Lucky), a multiple Grade I-placed placed millionaire and 2017 GI Kentucky Derby runner-up who will begin his career at the Saratoga area stallion station and stand for $6,500 LFSN. He joins a roster that boasts leading New York sire...

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Roster and Stud Fees Set for Ocala Stud

Ocala Stud has set 2021 stud fees for its roster of 16 stallions for the upcoming breeding season, led by Girvin (Tale of Ekati), whose fee will be $6,000 S&N for his third year at stud. Ocala Stud will welcome new stallions in Grade I-winning millionaires Win Win Win (Hat Trick {Jpn}) and Seeking the Soul (Perfect Soul {Ire}), who will both stand for $5,000 S&N, and also new is the stakes-winning Dak Attack (Ghostzapper), whose fee will be $2,500 S&N. Girvin saw his first foals arrive in 2020. He...

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War of Will Retired, to Stand for $25,000 at Claiborne

Classic winner and dual-surface multiple Grade I winner War of Will (War Front--Visions of Clarity {Ire}, by Sadler's Wells) has been officially retired and arrived at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., Monday morning to prepare for the 2021 breeding season. War of Will will stand for $25,000 live foal, stands and nurses. Trained by Mark Casse for Gary Barber, War of Will burst onto the Triple Crown trail last year with consecutive wins in the GIII LeComte S. and the GII Risen Star S. before capturing the...

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Whitsbury Manor Stud Releases 2021 Fees

Whitsbury Manor Stud announced the stud fees for its five stallions in 2021. Heading the roster is Showcasing (GB) (Oasis Dream {GB}--Arabesque {GB}, by Zafonic), who will stand for a reduced fee of ₤45,000, Oct. 1 SLF. "Our industry finds itself in uncertain times and it is vital that we act accordingly," said Ed Harper, Director of Whitsbury Manor Stud. "We have therefore listened to our clients and chosen to drop the fees of our three highest priced stallions to offer the best possible value to breeders and keep the...

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Darby Dan Releases 2021 Stallion Roster, Fees

Darby Dan Farm has set 2021 stud fees for its roster of 12 stallions that will stand the upcoming breeding season, led by Dialed In (Mineshaft), who will stand for $15,000 S&N, down from $20,000 a season ago. The roster also features Tapiture (Tapit), Klimt (Quality Road), and GI Breeders' Cup Classic contender Higher Power (Medaglia d'Oro), new for 2021, who will each stand for $10,000 S&N. GI Kentucky Derby winner Country House (Lookin At Lucky), also new for 2021, Flameaway (Scat Daddy), and Copper Bullet (More Than Ready) will...

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Gunnevera to Stand at Florida's Pleasant Acres Stallions

Multiple graded stakes winner Gunnevera (Dialed In-Unbridled Rage, by Unbridled) will stand at Pleasant Acres Stallions near Morriston, Fla., for the 2021 breeding season. The Salomon Del Valle colorbearer goes to the breeding shed with a record of 21-6-5-3 and earnings of $5,561,800. It was announced earlier this month that he had been retired from racing. "Helen and I, and the entire team at Pleasant Acres Stallions, are thrilled to have Gunnevera begin his stallion career at our farm," said Joe Barbazon, owner of Pleasant Acres and syndicate manager. "He...

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

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...

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Uncle Mo Tops Ashford 2021 Roster on Fee Raise to $175K

Leading Coolmore's Ashford Stud's 2021 roster is North America's leading sire by graded stakes winners, Uncle Mo (Indian Charlie), who will stand for $175,000 in 2021 after being priced at $125,000 for 2020. The Eclipse winner had 19 black-type winner so far this season, led by Girl Daddy, Harvest Moon, Yaupon, Bast. Ashford's two Triple Crown winners, Justify (Scat Daddy), whose first foals are weanlings, and American Pharoah (Pioneerof the Nile), who leads the second-crop sire list by graded stakes winners, will stand for $125,000 and $100,000, respectively. Justify stood...

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Stud Fees Announced for Darley's U.S. Stallions; Medaglia d'Oro Lowered to $150k

Stud fees have been announced for Darley's U.S. stallions in 2021, with leading sire Medaglia d'Oro set to stand for $150,000. He stood the 2020 season for $200,000. He is currently the number one yearling sire in North America by both average and median and was represented by four million dollar-plus offerings in 2020, the same number he was represented by in 2019. "These are trying times breeders are facing," said Darley Sales Manager Darren Fox. "We gave great consideration to this when setting our fees to reflect the economic...

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