Updated on 11/11/2010 9:05AM

Congrats moving from Florida to Kentucky

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Congrats, winner of the 2005 San Pasqual Handicap, is relocating from Florida to Kentucky for Vinery.

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Congrats, who is neck and neck with Bernardini for 2010’s leading freshman sire title, will relocate from Vinery’s Florida farm to its Kentucky division, his majority owner John Sykes has announced.

He will stand for $15,000, up from his $4,500 advertised 2010 fee.

The 10-year-old Congrats’s leading earner is Grade 1 winner Wickedly Perfect, and he’s also the sire of Grade 1-placed I’m Steppin It Up and Grade 3-placed Jordy Y, among other stakes horses. As of Nov. 10, he was only about $2,000 behind 7-year-old Bernardini on the freshman sire list, according to Jockey Club statistics for progeny earnings. But Congrats leads by number of winners, with 20.

Both Congrats and Bernardini are by A.P. Indy.

Congrats is out of the Mr. Prospector mare Praise and is a full brother to Grade 2-placed sire Flatter. He hails from the Rokeby Stables family that also produced Sea Hero, Hero’s Honor, and Blare of Trumpets.

Fees drop for Ghostzapper, Macho Uno

Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm will keep its stallions' fees largely the same in 2011, although Ghostzapper and Macho Uno will see their fees trimmed from 2010 levels.

Ghostzapper will drop from $30,000 to $20,000 and Macho Uno falls from $25,000 to $15,000.

Awesome Again, the far-flung operation's most expensive sire, will continue to stand in Kentucky for $50,000, the same fee he had in 2010.

Other stallions at Adena's Kentucky division and their 2011 fees are Einstein, $7,500; Giacomo, $5,000; Red Bullet, private; and new addition Plan, $5,000.

Adena Springs announced earlier this year that it would relocate a number of its Kentucky and Canadian sires to New York, where those horses will join the roster at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds. All of those will have the same fee they stood for in 2010 with Touch Gold at $10,000, Alphabet Soup at $6,000; and Tiago and Silent Name at $5,000. Harlem Rocker will also join that group in New York and will stand his first season for Adena at $3,500.

Olmodavor also has relocated at will stand at California's Magali Farms for $5,000.

Adena will stand the following horses at its Canadian division: Milwakuee Brew, $12,500; North Light, $10,000; Sligo Bay, $6,000; Showing Up, $5,000; Wilko, $5,000; and Giant Gizmo, $4,000. All remain at their 2010 fees. New to the Canada roster is Mast Track, who begins his career there at $2,500.

Adena also will offer breeding incentives, including a potential 20-percent discount for fees paid by Nov. 1. Adena also will offer a discount to breeders who pay the full advertised fee on an Adena stallion in their local market and then breed to another Adena sire in a different market; those breeders can receive a 20-percent discount on the second fee.