12/03/2010 1:37PM

Fee for Kitten's Joy drops to $25K

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Ramsey Farm in Nicholasville, Ky., will reduce its stud fee for champion Kitten’s Joy sharply in 2011. A 9-year-old El Prado horse, he will stand for $25,000, down from his 2010 fee of $40,000.

Kitten’s Joy, 2004’s champion turf male, is a top 10 second-crop sire. His leading earner is 2010 Grade 2 winner Dean’s Kitten, and his other stakes performers this year include graded-placed William’s Kitten, Cozy Kitten, and Holiday for Kitten.

Ramsey Farm also stands two stallions outside of Kentucky. Catienus, at McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in New York, will also stand for less in 2001, as his fee falls from $10,000 to $5,000. In Pennsylvania, Talent Search will stand at Diamond B Farm for $2,500, the same fee he had in 2010.