12/07/2016 1:41PM

New York stallion War Dancer debuts with $5,000 stud fee

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Barbara D. Livingston
War Dancer will make his debut at Rockridge Stud for the 2017 breeding season.

Rockridge Stud in Hudson, N.Y., released its advertised fees for the 2017 breeding season, including newcomer War Dancer.

The 6-year-old son of War Front will stand for a fee of $5,000 and will be offered through the “Share the Upside” program on a limited basis for $7,500.

War Dancer won six of 30 starts over four seasons of racing for earnings of $1,068,925. His most notable victories came in the Grade 2 Virginia Derby and Grade 3 Louisville Handicap, and his seven graded placings include a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Man o’War Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Cherry Hill Farm and Stuart Janney III, War Dancer is out of the Grade 2-placed Alydeed mare Deed I Do, who is the dam of seven winners from eight foals to race.

Rockridge Stud’s returning roster is led by a trio of stallions advertised at $5,000, all unchanged from the previous year.

Giant Surprise, a 7-year-old son of Giant’s Causeway, has two crops of racing age and was led by a pair of stakes winners in 2016.

Honorable Dillon, a 6-year-old Tapit horse, has his first crop of yearlings in 2017.

Micromanage, a 6-year-old son of Medaglia d’Oro, covered his first book of mares during the most recent breeding season.

The only year-to-year movement in advertised fees among the Rockridge roster was champion sprinter Trinniberg, a 7-year-old son of Teuflesberg whose fee decreases to $3,500 from $5,000. Trinniberg’s first foals are 2-year-olds of 2017.

Rockridge Stud will host a stallion show Jan. 28.

Following is the complete list of advertised 2017 fees for the Rockridge Stud roster.

D’Funnybone, $2,500
Giant Surprise, $5,000
Honorable Dillon, $5,000
Micromanage, $5,000
Soaring Empire, $3,500
Trinniberg, $3,500
War Dancer, $5,000 ($7,500 Share the Upside)

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