10/09/2014 1:36PM

Lucky Pulpit's fee quadruples for 2015


Lucky Pulpit, sire of dual classic winner California Chrome, will see his advertised stud fee quadruple to $10,000 for the 2015 breeding season at Harris Farms in Coalinga, Calif.

The 13-year-old son of Pulpit began the 2014 season at an advertised fee of $2,500. His fee was most recently listed as private as California Chrome ripped through the San Felipe Stakes, Santa Anita Derby, Kentucky Derby, and Preakness Stakes before finishing fourth in the Belmont Stakes.

Fueled by his most famous son's exploits, Lucky Pulpit currently sits at second on the California general sire list by a margin of less than $100,000, despite having about one-third as many runners as the leader, the late Tribal Rule.

Perennial leading California sire Unusual Heat leads the Harris Farms roster with a fee of $20,000 for 2015, unchanged from 2014.

The roster also includes Heatseeker and Smiling Tiger at $5,000; Desert Code at $2,000; and Tizbud and Lucky J.H. at $1,500.

gone More than 1 year ago
Unusual Heat's stud fee in Kentucky would have easily been $100,000 by now. Could have rewrote history in the big turf races all over the U.S..Would have been the next Royal Academy. 24 yrs old and still breeding shows his physical stature.
Mark D More than 1 year ago
These fees are dirt cheap compared to the State Bred purses they run for.