11/25/2013 11:42AM

Calumet adds two stallions, releases fees


Australian champion Americain and regally-bred newcomer Raison d’Etat will each stand for $15,000 in 2014 to lead the stallion roster at Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The historic facility stood its first stallion roster under the ownership of Brad Kelley in 2013, and has now assembled an advertised roster of six studs for 2014, with Raison d’Etat and Snapy Halo as new additions.

Americain’s fee represents a decrease from the $20,000 he entered stud for this year. The Dynaformer horse won 11 of 34 career starts and earned $5,780,679, with his biggest victory coming in the 2010 Melbourne Cup. A multiple Group 2 winner in France and Australia, he was named Australia’s champion stayer of 2011.

Raison d’Etat was graded stakes-placed in New York as a 3-year-old in 2011. The A.P. Indy horse was a $140,000 purchase by Calumet at the 2012 Keeneland November breeding stock sale, and was subsequently unplaced in three outings this year.

Raison d’Etat is out of the multiple Grade 1-winning Distant View mare Sightseek, who is a half sister to multiple Grade 1 winner Tates Creek.

Snapy Halo will stand his first season in the U.S. for $7,500. The Southern Halo horse, a full brother to Argentine champion Halo Ola and to Group 1 winner Sebi Halo, entered stud in Australia in 2011, and his oldest foals are yearlings on Southern Hemisphere time.

Snapy Halo won six of 12 starts for total earnings of $134,448 in U.S. funds. His biggest victory came in the Estrellas Mile, which is ranked as a Group 1 event in Argentina, and he was also stakes-placed in Australia.

Among Calumet’s other returning stallions, 2001 Horse of the Year Point Given and Canadian champion and classic winner Eye of the Leopard will each stand for $10,000; and multiple Grade 2 winner Aikenite will stand for $7,500. Eye of the Leopard and Aikenite both stood their first seasons in 2013. Point Given, who entered stud in 2002, is the sire of Grade 1 winners Coil, Go Between, and Point Ashley, and Canadian champions Sealy Hill and Points of Grace.

All fees are live foal, stands and nurses.