12/05/2016 5:26PM

Gone Astray’s fee rises to $5,000


Northwest Stud in Ocala, Fla., released the advertised fees for its 2017 stallion roster, headlined by leading Florida juvenile sire Gone Astray at $5,000.

The 10-year-old son of Dixie Union stood the 2016 breeding season for $4,500 and has two crops of racing age.

Gone Astray’s progeny was led this year by four-time stakes-winning juvenile Three Rules and Venezuelan Group 1 winner Pregonera. Other notable runners include Grade 1-placed Pretty Boy Flash, Grade 3-placed Bullet Gone Astray, and Puerto Rican Group 2-placed Noble Quest.

Wrote, winner of the 2011 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf, will stand for $3,000, down from $4,000. The 7-year-old son of High Chaparral’s first foals will be 2-year-olds in 2017. Duke of Mischief, a 10-year-old Graeme Hall horse whose first foals are juveniles of 2017, also saw his fee decreased to $2,000 from $2,500.

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Flashstorm, a 12-year-old son of Storm Cat, is advertised at $2,500, unchanged from the previous season. He has four crops of racing age and was led in 2016 by stakes winner Abounding Legacy and Venezuelan Group 3-placed Gran Escarlata.

Turbo Compressor, an 8-year-old son of Halo’s Image, was relocated to Breakaway Farm in Dillsboro, Ind., and will stand for a private fee.
The following are the 2017 advertised stud fees for the Northwest Stud roster.

Duke of Mischief – $2,000
Flashstorm – $2,500
Gone Astray – $5,000
Wrote – $3,000