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Value Sires For 2024 Part 6: Reaching The Snowline

Now we're really entering nosebleed altitudes for most breeders, between $30,000 and $50,000: a zone where you should feel that you're improving the odds of coming up with an elite horse. It tells you a lot about our business that the majority of the two dozen stallions operating at this level can only do so because they have yet to send a single runner into the starting gate. A quarter of these we immediately set to one side, as absolute beginners, because those received separate consideration in the opening instalment...

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Lane's End New Arrival Arcangelo To Undergo Surgery

MGISW Arcangelo (Arrogate) is scheduled to undergo surgery for a left hind short lateral condylar fracture after a consultation by Dr. Larry Bramlage, Lane's End Farm said in a release late Thursday afternoon. The procedure was recommended to expedite the healing process and ensure his long-term soundness. The findings were made during precautionary radiographs that were performed after missing training and scratching from the Breeders' Cup Classic. "We expect a quick recovery and return to normal activities for Arcangelo," said Bill Farish. "We do not anticipate this having any impact...

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Florida's Leading Sire Khozan To Stand For $6,500

Multiple leading Florida sire Khozan will have his stud fee set at $6,500, according to a release Thursday from Journeyman Stud. An eleven-year-old son of Distorted Humor, Khozan was the leading 2-year-old sire in Florida when his first crop ran in 2019 and has continued to be the Sunshine State's leading general sire every year since. Represented by 12 black-type runners this year, including GIII Delaware Oaks winner Foggy Night, Me and Mr. C, winner of the Kentucky Downs Preview S. and R Harper Rose, recent winner of the Susan's...

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Darby Dan's 2024 Roster Headed by Flameaway and Dialed In

Freshman sire Flameaway and multiple Grade I sire Dialed In will together lead the 2024 stallion roster at Darby Dan Farm, the Central Kentucky farm announced in a release Friday afternoon. The pair, each standing for $15,000 S&N, will head a dozen stallions on the Darby Dan roster. A son of Scat Daddy, Flameaway is fourth on North America's freshman sire list with 15 first-crop winners. His 2-year-olds include MGSW Dreamfyre, winner of the GIII Surfer Girl S. Oct. 8 who is pointing to the GI Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies...

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Tapit Tops 2024 Stud Fees At Gainesway

Three-time leading North American sire Tapit will stand for $185,000 S&N on the heels of another strong season for his offspring both on the racetrack and in the sales ring, Gainesway Farm said in a press release Thursday morning in an announcement of its 2024 stallion roster and their advertised stud fees for the next breeding season. Olympiad, a Grade I-winning son of Speightstown, will stand his second season at stud for $35,000. Breeders sent over 200 mares to be part of the 5-year-old's inaugural book. Meanwhile, McKinzie, a four-time...

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Nathaniel Anchors 2023 Newsells Park Stud Roster

Nathaniel (Ire), who sired this year's G1 Cazoo Derby winner in Desert Crown (GB), will stand for an unchanged fee of £15,000 at Newsells Park Stud in 2023. The 14-year-old's Quickthorn (GB) captured the G2 Lonsdale Cup, G2 Prix Maurice de Nieuil and G2 Henry II S. this term, alongside Group 3 winners Poptronic (GB) and Zechariah (Ire). Without Parole (GB), a winner of the G1 St James's Palace S. whose first foals were born this year, will stand for £7,000 (£8,000 in 2022). Completing the roster is multiple group...

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Ocala Stud Sets 2023 Stallion Roster

Ocala Stud has set 2023 stud fees for its roster of 10 stallions for the upcoming breeding season, led by GI Santa Anita Derby winner Roadster, who will stand his initial season at stud for $7,500 S&N. Also new to the roster for 2023 is GISW Gretzky the Great, who will stand for $3,000 S&N. Awesome Slew, Florida's No. 1-ranked First Crop Sire, will once again stand for $4,000 S&N. Seeking the Soul, a Charles Fipke homebred, will stand for $5,000 S&N. He welcomed first foals in 2022. Win Win...

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Taking Stock: Courting Rituals of Breeders and Stud Farms

In about three weeks, another breeding season will begin, but that's the easy part for stud farms. Getting those mares was the hard part, and that process played out over the last four or five months, an annual courting ritual of farms and breeders. It includes behind-the-scenes hustling, heavy-duty advertising campaigns, and some occasional arm twisting or deal making, because except for a handful of elite or popular sires that breeders are banging doors down to get into, most stallions need mares, usually as many as possible to fill books...

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Lord Kanaloa Leads 30-Strong Shadai Roster

Lord Kanaloa (GB) (King Kamehameha {Jpn}) leads the Shadai Stallion Station roster for 2021. The sire of recent dual G1 Japan Cup heroine and Horse of the Year Almond Eye (Jpn), he will command ¥15,000,000 (US$143,654/£107,013/€119,227) tops among the 30-member roster next year. Shadai welcomes three new recruits for the upcoming breeding season-GI Arkansas Derby hero Nadal (Blame) (¥4,000,000), G1 Irish 2000 Guineas victor Siskin (First Defence) (¥3,500,000) and G1 Champions Cup winner Le Vent Se Leve (Jpn) (Symboli Kris S) (¥1,500,000). A trio of stallions stand at ¥10,000,000 and...

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Haras de Montaigu Announces 2020 Roster

The four-strong 2021 roster of stallions at Haras de Montaigu is led by jumps stallion No Risk At All (Fr) (My Risk {Fr}), who will command a fee of €10,000, the French stud announced on Monday. The quartet is completed by fellow NH sire Beaumec de Houelle (Fr) (Martaline {GB}) at €6,000, MGSW & G1SP Jimmy Two Times (Fr) (Kendargent {Fr}) at €4,000-both with first weanlings this year--and is rounded out by GSW Night Wish (Ger) (Sholokhov {Ire}), who has his first 2-year-olds in 2020, at €3,000.

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