11/05/2012 2:44PM

Lane's End raises City Zip's stud fee to $25,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. – Two days after Reneesgotzip finished third in the Breeders’ Cup Turf Sprint, Lane’s End Farm announced that her sire, City Zip, will get a fee bump next year from $20,000 to $25,000.

City Zip is the only stallion on the Versailles, Ky., farm’s roster to stand for more in 2013 than this year. In addition to Grade 2 stakes winner Reneesgotzip, City Zip is represented by Grade 1 winner Dayatthespa and Grade 2 winner City to City among his 10 stakes winners this year, and he’s currently ranked sixth by progeny earnings on the North American general sire list.

Among the Lane’s End stallions whose fees will be unchanged next season is Smart Strike, the most-expensive Lane’s End sire at $85,000 and currently ranked fifth on the general sire list. His leading runner this year is My Miss Aurelia, who suffered her first career defeat when finishing second in the Nov. 2 Breeders’ Cup Ladies’ Classic.

Other stallions whose fees will remain the same next year are Belong to Me, $5,000; Courageous Cat, $10,000; Discreetly Mine, $15,000; English Channel, $25,000; Lemon Drop Kid, $35,000; Pleasantly Perfect, $10,000; Rock Hard Ten, $20,000; and Stephen Got Even, $7,500.

Lane’s End will stand first-year stallion Union Rags, winner of the 2012 Belmont Stakes, for a fee of $35,000. Malibu Stakes winner The Factor, another first-year stallion, will stand for $15,000.

Lane’s End has reduced fees for eight of its Kentucky stallions. Sires whose fees will be lower in 2013 compared with 2012 are After Market, who drops from $7,500 to $5,000; Candy Ride, from $50,000 to $40,000; Curlin, from $40,000 to $25,000; Langfuhr, from $15,000 to $10,000; Mineshaft, from $35,000 to $30,000; Quality Road, from $35,000 to $25,000; Shakespeare, from $10,000 to $5,000; and Twirling Candy, from $15,000 to $12,500.