11/06/2016 5:01PM

Lane's End raises stallion fee for Union Rags to $50,000


Leading first-crop sire Union Rags will stand for the second-highest advertised fee on the Lane’s End stallion roster in 2017, rising to $50,000.

Union Rags, a 7-year-old son of Dixie Union, stood at the Versailles, Ky., farm for $35,000 in 2016. He leads all North American first-crop sires by earnings with $1,114,054, highlighted by Grade 1 winners Dancing Rags and Union Strike.

Also increasing in price for 2017 will be City Zip, who rises to $50,000 from $40,000. City Zip, an 18-year-old son of Carson City, was represented by Breeders’ Cup Filly and Mare Sprint winner Finest City this year, as well as Grade 1 winner and 2015 Canadian Horse of the Year Catch a Glimpse.

Twirling Candy, a 9-year-old son of Candy Ride, will see a fee increase to $20,000 from $15,000 for the coming season. He was represented in the Kentucky Derby by a runner from his first crop in Grade 2 winner Danzing Candy, and his foals have proven popular at juvenile sales.

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The highest stud fee at Lane’s End belongs to Candy Ride, who will stand for $60,000, unchanged from 2016. Candy Ride, a 17-year-old son of Ride the Rails, has been represented this year by Grade 2 winners Gun Runner, Paid Up Subscriber, Unified, and Grand Tito.

All other returning Lane’s End stallions will stand for the same advertised fee as they did in 2016.

All Lane’s End stallions will be available for inspection during the farm’s stallion open house Monday through Friday, with hours each day from 11 a.m. Eastern to 2 p.m.

Following are the 2017 fees for the Lane’s End stallion roster.

Candy Ride - $60,000
City Zip - $50,000
Honor Code - $40,000
Langfuhr - $5,000
Lemon Drop Kid - $40,000
Liam’s Map - $25,000
Mineshaft - $25,000
Morning Line - $10,000
Mr Speaker - $10,000
Noble Mission - $25,000
Quality Road - $35,000
The Factor - $25,000
Tonalist - $30,000
Twirling Candy - $20,000
Union Rags - $50,000