10/19/2004 11:00PM

During, Grade 2 winner, to retire to Claiborne


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Multiple Grade 2 winner During will retire to Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., at the end of the season, the farm announced Wednesday.

James McIngvale will continue to campaign the 4-year-old Cherokee Run colt through 2004.

has won 6 of 20 starts in 2003 and 2004, including four graded stakes. The graded wins came in a trio of Grade 2 events - the San Fernando Breeders' Cup, Swaps, and Jerome - and in Grade 3 company in the Discovery Handicap. He has finished second or third in five other stakes, three of those Grade 2's.

During is out of the Blade mare Blading Saddle, a stakes-placed runner who also has produced stakes-placed Oakhurst.

During will stand at Claiborne as the property of a syndicate. The farm will announce his fee at a later date.

Successful Appeal's fee: $25,000

Successful Appeal, whose early achievements as a sire prompted his relocation from Florida to central Kentucky for the 2005 season, will stand for a $25,000 fee. That is up from the $6,000 he stood for in 2004 at Hartley/De Renzo-Walmac South.

Walmac will stand the 8-year-old Valid Appeal horse next year at its headquarters, Walmac International, in Lexington.

From his first crop this year, Successful Appeal has sired 11 winners from 19 starters to date. His leading runners are two-time Grade 3 winner Lunarpal, a winner in 4 of his 5 starts and a $284,677 earner; three-time stakes winner Punch Appeal; and stakes winners Closing Argument and Double D Appeal. Successful Appeal has total progeny earnings of $952,568.

Successful Appeal is the first stakes winner for the Fortunate Prospect mare Successful Dancer.

Task force keeping quiet for now

The Thoroughbred Owners and Breeders Association's Sales Industry Task Force concluded its meeting Tuesday with no public statements, but task force chairman Cot Campbell said the panel would issue a position paper sometime after its Nov. 19 meeting.

Campbell offered no detail on the panel's discussions, but task force members privately described the three-hour meeting as "fruitful" and "productive." All agreed not to make public statements regarding the discussions until after the position paper has been produced and ratified by the entire panel.

Three main topics were under discussion, all inspired by panel member Satish Sanan's public campaign to promote disclosure in the commercial bloodstock industry. The three broad topics on the agenda were ending dual agency, in which an agent represents both parties in a transaction or benefits from both the buying and selling of a horse, without revealing that to the clients involved; disclosing veterinary procedures on sales horses; and disclosing sales' horses ownership when those horses are bought or sold through an agent.

Ashford lowers eight stallions' fees

Ashford Stud, Coolmore's North American branch, will raise its fees for one of its stallions and lower fees for eight in 2005. Grand Slam rises from $75,000 to $85,000, but fees decline for Black Minnaloushe (from $10,000 to $7,500), High Yield ($25,000 to $15,000), Honour and Glory ($17,500 to $15,000), Royal Academy ($20,000 to $17,500), Stravinsky ($40,000 to $25,000), Tale of the Cat ($75,000 to $65,000), Gulch ($50,000 to $40,000), and Woodman ($25,000 to $20,000). Lion Heart and Chapel Royal start in 2005 for $30,000 and $10,000, respectively. Giant's Causeway, who stood this year for $75,000, and Fusaichi Pegasus, who stood for $85,000, do not have publicly listed fees for 2005; their fees are available upon application.

* Cashel Castle, a Grade 3-winning sprinter by Silver Ghost out of Desviacion (Unreal Zeal), will stand in 2005 at Lou-Roe Farms in Morriston, Fla. He will stand as the property of a syndicate for a $2,500 fee.