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EmailThe 2008 stud fee for Red Ransom, standing at Darley in England, will drop nearly 17 percent to $51,273, Darley told the Racing Post on Thursday. Red Ransom, 20, is the sire of 2007 Group 1 winner Red Clubs and Grade 1-placed Bayeux, among other stakes performers. . . . High Cotton, a Grade 3 winner who retired in August, will begin his stud career in 2008 at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla. A son of Dixie Union, he will stand for $5,000.