11/11/2014 6:08PM

McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds announces 2015 roster and fees


McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds in Saratoga Springs, N.Y., has released its advertised stud fees for the 2015 breeding season, including Central Banker, who was purchased by the farm at the Keeneland November breeding stock sale.

Central Banker will be one of two stallions on the McMahon of Saratoga roster to stand for $7,500 for the upcoming breeding season. He was secured for $400,000 during Monday’s session of the Keeneland November sale after an on-track career that featured 4 wins in 13 starts for earnings of $598,786, highlighted by a victory in Grade 2 Churchill Downs Stakes in May.

Central Banker,  a 4-year-old son of Speightstown, will be available for inspection until the end of the Keeneland November sale on Nov. 14 at Mike and Natanya McMahon’s Spruce Lane Farm in Versailles, Ky., from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern each day.

“Central Banker will be one of New York’s most exciting stallions for 2015,” said owner Joe McMahon. “He broke his maiden at 2 in Saratoga and at 3 was third in the [Grade 1] King’s Bishop Stakes when forced to go five-wide. He ran a 105 Beyer when second in the [Grade 1] Malibu Stakes and a 107 Beyer winning the Churchill Downs Stakes on [Kentucky] Derby Day."

Also standing for $7,500 will be Here Comes Ben, an 8-year-old son of Street Cry whose fee remains unchanged from 2014. His first foals are yearlings of 2014.

The McMahon of Saratoga roster also includes Catienus ($2,000 from $2,500), Justenuffhumor ($2,500 from $3,000), Teuflesberg ($5,000), and The Cliff’s Edge ($2,500).

Following is the 2015 stallion roster and fees for McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds:

Catienus - $2,000
Central Banker - $7,500
Here Comes Ben - $7,500
Justenuffhumor - $2,500
Teuflesberg - $5,000
The Cliff’s Edge - $2,500