11/25/2013 1:12PM

Big Drama’s stud fee remains at $10,000


HallMarc Stallions in Ocala, Fla. released its advertised stud fees for the 2014 breeding season, led by champion sprinter Big Drama.

The 7-year-old Montbrook horse, whose first foals arrived in 2013, will stand for an unchanged fee of $10,000 during the upcoming breeding season.

Big Drama won the Eclipse Award for champion sprinter in 2010 with a campaign that included wins in the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and the Grade 2 Smile Sprint, along with runner-up finishes in the Grade 1 Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap and Forego Stakes.

In other campaigns, Big Drama won the Grade 3 Delta Jackpot Stakes and Mr. Prospector Stakes, as well as sweeping the 2-year-old males division of the Florida Stallion Series in 2008.

Big Drama retired with 11 wins in 19 career starts for earnings of $2,746,060 racing for owner Harold Queen and trainer David Fawkes. Homebred in Florida by Queen, Big Drama is out of the unraced Notebook mare Riveting Drama, whose nine winners from as many foals to race includes stakes winners Queen Drama, Little Drama, and Drama’s Way, as well as stakes-placed Coffee Can and Sheer Drama.

Five HallMarc sires will stand at increased rates for the 2014 season, including Doneraile Court, up from $1,000 to $3,000; Frisco Star, up from $1,000 to $2,000; It’s No Joke, who rises from $1,000 to $3,000; Spellbinder, up from $1,000 to $2,000 and Unforgettable Max, whose fee will rise from $1,000 to $2,000.

All other returning HallMarc stallions will remain at their 2013 rates for the upcoming breeding season, with A. P. Warrior and Value Plus both at $4,500; and Strong Contender at $3,000.