11/16/2011 4:09PM

Airdrie Stud adjusts fees; Indian Charlie more expensive


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Airdrie Stud will trim the fees for most of its stallions in 2012, but its most prominent sire, Indian Charlie, is among three getting raises.

Airdrie also will offer several discount opportunities for breeders.

Indian Charlie, sire of 2010’s champion juvenile, Uncle Mo, will stand for $75,000 stands and nurses, up from this year’s $70,000. Breeders paying by Nov. 1, 2012, can breed to Indian Charlie for $70,000. In addition to Uncle Mo, Indian Charlie’s top runners in 2011 have included graded winners Indiano, Adios Charlie, Anthony’s Cross, Indian Firewater, and Rocket Twentyone.

Also getting higher fees in 2012 are Include, whose stands-and-nurses fee rises from $7,500 to $12,500, and Flashy Bull, who goes from $6,000 to $10,000 for stands-and-nurses terms. Breeders paying by Nov. 1 can pay $11,250 for Include and $9,000 for Flashy Bull.

Five of Airdrie’s stallions will stand for less in 2012 than they did this year. They are Badge of Silver, $6,000 ($5,400 if paid by Nov. 1); Istan, $3,500 ($3,150); Majesticperfection, $8,500 ($7,650); Proud Citizen, $7,500 ($6,750); and Stevie Wonderboy $5,000 ($4,500).

Airdrie also will offer multiple-mare discounts to all of its stallions except Indian Charlie. Breeders sending two mares to the same sire will receive a 10-percent discount on the stud fee, and breeders sending three or more to the same sire will get a 15-percent discount.