10/25/2006 12:00AM

Maryland's top sire's fee reduced

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Northview Stallion Station in Maryland has reduced the fee for the state's leading sire, Not for Love, from $25,000 to $20,000 for the coming breeding season.

Not for Love, a 16-year-old Mr. Prospector horse, has more than $3.7 million in progeny earnings this year. His top runners include 2006 Grade 3-placed Love of Money and 2006 stakes winners Shades of Sunny and Ironton.

Northview also has made the fee for fifth-ranked Maryland sire Two Punch private for 2007. The Mr. Prospector stallion, who will be 24 next year, stood for $25,000 in 2006.

The fees for Northview's other stallions will remain the same in 2007. Those horses and their fees are Dance with Ravens ($7,500), Deputy Storm ($3,500), Domestic Dispute ($5,000), Great Notion ($3,500), Lion Hearted ($5,000), Partner's Hero ($3,500), Polish Miner ($3,500), and Waquoit ($5,000).