11/08/2012 10:33AM

Flower Alley, sire of I’ll Have Another, has fee increased to $20,000


Flower Alley, sire of dual classic winner I’ll Have Another, will stand for $20,000 this coming breeding season at Three Chimneys Farm, a big boost from the $7,500 fee he had at the start of the 2012 season.

The 10-year-old, Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor received national attention this spring when his son I’ll Have Another captured the Kentucky Derby and Preakness Stakes. Flower Alley began his stud career in 2007 at Robert Clay’s farm in Midway, Ky., and has sired eight stakes winners, five graded.

Two other Three Chimneys stallions whose stud fees will increase are Exchange Rate, from $25,000 in 2012 to $30,000, and Lewis Michael, from $3,000 to $5,000.

Three Chimneys’ 2013 roster features two stallions standing their first season: Grade 1 winner Brilliant Speed, who will stand for $10,000, and dual Grade 1 winner Caleb’s Posse, who will stand for $10,000 and also for $12,500 as part of the farm’s Share the Upside program, which grants a lifetime breeding right to the stallion.

Stallions whose fees will remain the same are Big Brown, $35,000; Ice Box, $7,500; and War Chant, $30,000. Stallions whose fees will be reduced are Red Giant, $3,000, from $6,000; Sky Mesa, $25,000, from $30,000; and Yes It’s True, $10,000, from $15,000. Point Given, who stood for $20,000 this year, is listed as private.

rhonda More than 1 year ago
Let,s just hope they can stay sound! He is so inbred "flower alley" no one even wanted Ill have another poor guy went to Japan. So unosund retired at 3....but so many of our horses do know...
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
That's not the reason I'll Have Another went to Japan. He went because Flower Alley was already at stud and was very young at stud. And he was a very fetchingly low price of $7,500 to breed with. His son, IHA, would have been more to breed with. In Japan, IHA is being bred with a high level of mare. He will be successful in Japan. There is a reason he is often compared to Sunday Silence - their stories and circumstances are very similar. And Sunday Silence did VERY WELL for himself in Japan. Very well.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Most horses today are retired before they reach age five, so to be technical, the whole breed is suspect, or as you put it "unsound". Not just IHA - the whole breed. And the whole breed has been made suspect because of breeders breeding for precociousness and not for stamina. Tendon injuries seem to be plentiful the last ten years or so. So, if you're going to throw stones at IHA about "unsoundness" cast stones at the whole industry, because the whole industry is suffering from the same malady.
JoyJackson21 More than 1 year ago
Totally not a surprise to me that Three Chimneys is raising the fee for Flower Alley. With the success of double Classics winner and possible future Eclipse Award winner I'll Have Another, as well as the success of the rapidly improving Neck 'n Neck, Bouquet Booth, and two other graded stakes winners produced in less than three years' time, Flower Alley has shown excellent promise. He's quite handsome, too. Flower Alley is one of the most beautiful chestnuts you will ever find, and has passed down that glorious chestnut coat to some of his progeny, including IHA. If you have a chance to visit him at Three Chimneys, do so. He's charismatic and enjoys seeing his fans/visitors.
anonymous More than 1 year ago
The only reason Flower Alley did well later in his career is because Afleet Alex suffered a career ending injury before he could crush the latter in the Travers. Looks has nothing to do with how well a horse runs, by the way.