11/14/2012 4:12PM

Ashford raises fees for Scat Daddy and Majestic Warrior

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Ashford Stud released its 2013 stallion roster on Wednesday, and increased stud fees for successful young sires Scat Daddy and Majestic Warrior while maintaining the fee for leading sire Giant’s Causeway at $85,000. The Versailles, Ky., farm, a division of the international Coolmore operation, will have two new stallions for 2013, champion Hansen and Grade 1 winner Stay Thirsty.

Scat Daddy will stand for $30,000 in 2013, up from $17,500 this year. The 8-year-old son of Johannesburg is second on the North American second-crop sire list and his progeny includes Grade 1 winner Lady of Shamrock, and such graded or group stakes winners as Handsome Mike, Daddy Long Legs, and Daddy Nose Best. Scat Daddy was the leading freshman sire in North America in 2011.

Majestic Warrior, third on the freshman sire list, will stand for $12,500, up from $10,000. The 7-year-old son of A.P. Indy is represented by graded-placed runners Seasoned Warrior and Drum Roll in his first crop.

Giant’s Causeway led the general sire list in 2009 and 2010 and ranks second on this year’s list. His top runners in 2012 include multiple stakes winner Irish Mission, a leading contender for champion 3-year-old filly honors in Canada, Grade 2 winner Creative Cause, and Group 2 winners Viscount Nelson and Dalkala.

Hansen, champion 2-year-old male in 2011, will stand his first season at stud for $12,500, while Stay Thirsty’s fee is to be announced.

The other Ashford Stud stallions in 2013 and their fees: Cape Blanco, $17,500; Dunkirk, $10,000; Fusaichi Pegasus, $7,500; Lookin At Lucky, $25,000; Munnings, $10,000; Tale of the Cat, $25,000; Thunder Gulch, $10,000; and Uncle Mo, $35,000.