10/12/2009 12:00AM

Pulpit's fee cut 25 percent


Pulpit, the 15-year-old stallion who is 16th on the 2009 list of leading sires by earnings, will stand for $60,000 in 2010, down from $80,000 this year, according to Claiborne Farm, which stands the horse near Paris, Ky.

The reduction is one of several that Claiborne has applied to its stallion corps this year. Horse Greeley will stand this year for $6,500, down from $7,500 last year, and both Political Force and War Front will stand for $10,000, reduced from $12,500.

Several sires will stand for the same fees in 2010 as in 2009. Arch will remain at $25,000, and both Flatter and Out of Place will remain at $5,000.

Stroll, a 9-year-old son of Pulpit who stood in Italy the past two years, will return to Claiborne and stand for $7,500 in 2010, the same fee that was applied to the stallion in 2005 and 2006, the farm said. A fee for Eddington has not yet been determined.

All stallions at Claiborne will have their 2010 books limited to 100 mares, the farm said.