08/11/2004 11:00PM

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The stud fee of Talk is Money, a graded-placed stakes-winning 6-year-old Deputy Minister horse out of Isle Go West (Gone West), has been raised from $5,000 to $10,000 in 2005, Millennium Farms in Lexington, Ky., announced. Talk is Money's four weanlings to sell publicly in 2003 averaged $66,500, and his four yearlings to sell publicly this year have averaged $42,875. . . . Strawfly Special, sire of a two-time Quarter Horse world champion, Tailor Fit, and two All American Futurity winners, Streakin Flyer and Ausual Suspect, died at age 17 of colic Monday night at Double Bar S Ranch in Moreno Valley, Calif. Strawfly Special, whose progeny have earned over $17.7 million, is the leading sire of winners this year with 120 and second leading sire in graded stakes winners with six. . . . Lists of the top 10 horses, jockeys, and trainers of all time is now available at the website www.equibase.com. Updated weekly, the lists comprise the leading horses by career earnings and the leading jockeys and trainers by both career earnings and victories.