11/07/2016 11:35AM

Airdrie Stud's top stallions to stand for $15,000 in 2017


Airdrie Stud announced fees for its stallions for 2017, and Cairo Price, Creative Cause, and Majesticperfection top its eight-stallion roster with fees of $15,000 each. The Midway, Ky., farm will have two new stallions in 2017, Upstart and Mark Valeski, the latter moving from Florida to replace the deceased Proud Citizen.

Cairo Prince, by Pioneerof the Nile, will be standing his third season at stud. The winner of the Grade 2 Nashua Stakes at 2 and the Grade 2 Holy Bull at 3 has stood for $15,000 each year.

Creative Cause, by Giant’s Causeway, is fifth on the freshman sire list by progeny earnings and has one stakes winner and 13 winners in his first crop. He has stood for $15,000 every year at stud.

Majesticperfection, by Harlan’s Holiday, will see his fee drop from $20,000 in 2016. From three crops of racing age, he has sired six stakes winners, including Grade 1 Kentucky Oaks winner Lovely Maria.

Upstart, by Flatter, won the 2015 Holy Bull and the Grade 3 Razorback Handicap this year, winning four of 15 starts and earning $1.7 million.

Mark Valeski, by Proud Citizen, stood in Florida at Woodford Thoroughbreds the past two years for a fee of $2,500. The winner of the Grade 2 Peter Pan in 2012 will stand for a private fee. Proud Citizen, who had stood at Airdrie, was euthanized in June at age 17 after a four-year battle with laminitis.

The fees for the Airdrie stallions for 2017:
Cairo Prince, $15,000 – same as in 2016
Creative Cause, $15,000 – same as in 2016
Include, $10,000 – same as in 2016
Istan, $5,000 – down from $6,000 in 2016
Majesticperfection, $15,000 – down from $20,000 in 2016
Mark Valeski, private – $2,500 in Florida in 2016
Summer Front, $10,000 – same as in 2016
Upstart, $10,000 – new for 2017

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