09/30/2003 11:00PM

Claiborne lowers two top fees


Claiborne Farm has dropped the fees on two of its most popular stallions, Seeking the Gold and Pulpit, for the 2004 season.

Seeking the Gold, sire of five champions, including Dubai Millennium, Flanders, and Heavenly Prize, will stand for $150,000 in the coming breeding season, down from $225,000 this year. Pulpit, whose recent successes include Grade 1 winner Sky Mesa, will stand for $35,000, a reduction from his 2003 fee of $75,000.

Fees for Coronado's Quest, who stood at $50,000, and Ordway, who stood for $5,000, will be announced later.