10/31/2005 1:00AM

Saint Liam to stand for $50K


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Saturday's Breeders' Cup Classic winner Saint Liam will have a $50,000 fee in 2006, when he begins his stud career at Lane's End in Versailles, Ky.

Saint Liam capped his three-season racing career on Saturday with a one-length win in the Classic, beating Flower Alley.

The Farish family's stallion farm also announced Monday that it will raise Stephen Got Even's fee to $25,000. Stephen Got Even initially was slated to stand for $15,000, but his son Stevie Wonderboy's 1 1/4-length score over Henny Hughes in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile prompted reconsideration.

Saint Liam, a 5-year-old Saint Ballado horse out of Quiet Dance (by Quiet American), won 9 of his 20 starts, finished second six times, and third once. His Classic victory boosted his earnings to $4,456,995.

Stephen Got Even, 9, is the sire of two crops to race. He is by Lane's End stallion A.P. Indy and out of the Cox's Ridge mare Immerse.

Ashford sets some 2006 fees

Ashford Stud, Coolmore Stud's North American division, has increased Hennessy's stud fee from $35,000 to $60,000 for 2006 and will introduce Powerscourt at $12,500.

Hennessy, whose runners this year include Breeders' Cup Juvenile runner-up Henny Hughes, is the second-leading sire of juveniles, behind fellow Ashford stallion Giant's Causeway.

Ashford has not yet announced fees for two of its fashionable young sires, Giant's Causeway and Fusaichi Pegasus, who stood in 2005 for $200,000 and $150,000, respectively.

Powerscourt, the Arlington Million winner, is by the Coolmore stallion Sadler's Wells out of Rainbow Lake, by Rainbow Quest.

Other Ashford sires whose fees will change in 2006 include Grand Slam, who drops from $85,000 to $50,000; Tale of the Cat, who falls from $65,000 to $50,000; Thunder Gulch, who drops from $40,000 to $25,000; Johannesburg, who drops from $30,000 to $25,000; Black Minnaloushe, who rises from $7,500 to $10,000; Hold That Tiger and Honour and Glory, who drop from $15,000 to $12,500; and Royal Academy, who falls from $17,500 to $15,000.

* Multiple Grade 1 winner Gentlemen, sire of four racing-age crops while at Walmac in Lexington, Ky., has relocated to Applebite Farms in French Camp, Calif., and will stand the 2006 season for a $5,000 fee.