10/06/2005 12:00AM

Claiborne raises two fees

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Claiborne Farm will raise the stud fees for its popular young sires Pulpit and Arch in 2006, the Paris, Ky., farm announced Wednesday.

Pulpit's fee will increase from $60,000 to $80,000 in the coming season, while Arch's will rise from $10,000 to $15,000. In the only other change, the fee for 2001 Kentucky Derby winner Monarchos will drop from $25,000 to $15,000. The farm also will stand a new stallion, the Grade 1-winning millionaire Eddington, for $20,000 in 2006. Seeking the Gold's fee will remain $125,000.

Pulpit, by A.P. Indy, is the sire of such runners as 2005 graded stakes performers Melhor Ainda, Purge, Fifth Overture, Wend, and others. Arch, a son of Kris S., is the sire of 2005 Grade 1 winner Prince Arch and graded performers Jake Skate, Anegada, and Arravale, among others.