11/02/2005 1:00AM

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Footstepsinthesand, the undefeated winner of this year's 2000 Guineas at Newmarket, will join his sire, Giant's Causeway, for stud duty in 2006 at Ashford Stud in Versailles, Ky. He will stand for a fee of $30,000. . . . Grand Reward, the Grade 2-winning son of top sire Storm Cat and champion Serena's Song, has been retired from racing to stand at Hill 'n' Dale Farms in Lexington, Ky., the farm has announced. A 4-year-old colt, Grand Reward will have a stud fee of $12,500 in 2006. . . . Easyfromthegitgo, a multiple stakes winner, will stand the 2006 breeding season at 519 Thoroughbreds in Arcadia, La., for a fee of $3,500. He had stood his first two seasons at Le Mesa Stallions in Carencro, La., for the same fee.