11/15/2016 11:46AM

Big Brown's 2017 fee cut to $7,500

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Barbara D. Livingston
Big Brown, sire of top older horse Dortmund, stands at Dutchess Views Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y.

Sunrise Stallions, which owns three New York-based stallions, announced Tuesday that the 2017 stud fee for Big Brown will be $7,500, down from $10,000 this year. Big Brown, by Boundary, is fourth on the general sire lists in New York this year with progeny earnings of $3.28 million. The sire of top older horse Dortmund stands at Dutchess View Farm in Pine Plains, N.Y.

Frost Giant, who stands at Keane Stud in Amenia, N.Y., will have a 2017 fee of $5,000, down from $7,500 this year. Frost Giant, by Giant’s Causeway, is seventh on the New York sire list with progeny earnings of $2 million.

Heavy Breathing, a full brother to Frost Giant, will have a fee of $2,500 in 2017, the same as this year. He stands at Dutchess Views and his first foals race next year.