11/06/2012 2:18PM

Adena Springs raises 2013 stud fees for Awesome Again, Ghostzapper

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Adena Springs announced stud fees for 18 stallions standing in its Kentucky, New York, and Ontario divisions on Tuesday, and the breeding operation’s two most prolific stallions in Kentucky – Awesome Again and Ghostzapper – saw their fees raised substantially based on productive 2012 campaigns by high-profile offspring.

Awesome Again’s 2013 fee will increase from $50,000 to $75,000 stands and nurses. Awesome Again, the 1998 Breeders’ Cup Classic winner, received attention during the sport’s two most popular events – the Triple Crown and the Breeders’ Cup – because of the performances of Belmont Stakes runner-up and Haskell Invitational Stakes winner Paynter and multiple Grade 1 winner and the Breeders’ Cup Classic’s post-time favorite, Game On Dude.

Ghostzapper, 2004 Horse of the Year, will see his stud fee double from $20,000 to $40,000 next year after enjoying a breakout season in 2012, accumulating 10 graded stakes winners to date and ranking second behind Giant’s Causeway in that category. His filly Contested, a dual Grade 1 winner in 2012, sold for $2.3 million Monday at the Fasig-Tipton fall selected mixed sale.

Champion Macho Uno, whose top 2012 runners include Breeders’ Cup classic runner-up Mucho Macho Man and West Virginia Derby winner Macho Macho, will stand for $20,000 in 2013, up from $15,000 this year.

Other Adena Springs Kentucky stallions with stud fees (all fees are for stands and nurses and remain same as 2012 unless noted): Einstein, $7,500; Giacomo, $5,000; and Tiago, who returns from colic surgery and transfers from McMahon Thoroughbreds of Saratoga, $3,500.

Adena Springs’s Ontario division is headlined by Milwaukee Brew, who currently ranks fourth on Canada’s general sire list and whose fee will drop from $12,500 Canadian to $10,000. The remaining Adena Springs Canada stallions with stud fees in Canadian currency: North Light, $7,500 (down from $10,000); Sligo Bay, $6,000; Silent Name, $5,000; Giant Gizmo, $4,000; Plan, $4,000; Singing Saint, $2,500; Showing Up, $2,500 (down from $5,000); Mast Track, $2,500; and Musketier, who will stand his first season at $2,500.

Two Adena stallions will stand at McMahon Thoroughbreds of Saratoga in New York: Touch Gold, $7,500 (down from $10,000); and Alphabet Soup, $6,000.