10/02/2003 11:00PM

More '04 stud fees announced

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LEXINGTON, Ky. - Prominent Lexington stallion farms Hill 'n' Dale and Three Chimneys have announced their stud fees for the 2004 season.

At Hill 'n' Dale, Theatrical tops the fee list at $75,000, the same as last year. Dance Brightly will drop slightly from $7,500 to $5,000. Getting fee increases are Mutakddim, who climbs from $6,500 to $10,000, and Jade Hunter, whose fee rises from $10,000 to $15,000. New stallions for 2004 are 2002 champion juvenile Vindication at $50,000 and Stormy Atlantic, who will stand for $12,500.

At Three Chimneys, Dynaformer's fee has been bumped to $75,000 from $50,000 on the strength of his second-place rank on the leading general sire list, while Atticus gets a 50 percent reduction to $5,000 this year. The farm has yet to announce a fee for Silver Charm, who stood last year for $25,000. Farm owner Robert Clay said that 23-year-old Wild Again will again have a private fee "because his book will be limited in deference to his age and fertility."

All other Three Chimneys fees remain unchanged.