11/12/2013 12:55PM

Shackleford to remain at $20,000 for 2014 at Darby Dan Farm

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Tom Keyser
Classic winner Shackleford will again stand for $20,000 at Darby Dan Farm, headlining the farm's 2014 stallion roster.

Darby Dan Farm in Lexington, Ky., released its advertised stud fees for the 2014 breeding season, which will remain largely unchanged from the previous season.

Leading the way for the farm will be second-year stallion Shackleford, whose fee will remain at $20,000. The 5-year-old son of Forestry was a three-time Grade 1 winner during his racing career, highlighted by the 2011 Preakness Stakes, and he is out of 2011 Broodmare of the Year Oatsee.

The only returning Darby Dan sire to see a change in fee will be Run Away and Hide, who will increase from $5,000 to $7,500 for 2014. The 7-year-old Grade 2-winning City Zip horse is the sire of two crops of racing age, and his best runners to date are led by Grade 2 winner Alberts Hope, Grade 3 winners Are You Kidding Me and Mico Margarita, and stakes winners Take It Like a Man, Heaven’s Runaway, and Look Quickly.

Making his debut in 2014 is Grade 2 winner O’Prado Again, who retired to Darby Dan after winning two of 11 starts for earnings of $187,486, highlighted by a score in the Grade 2 Remsen Stakes. The 4-year-old son of El Prado will stand for a fee of $5,000.

All other fees for Darby Dan’s returning stallions remain unchanged from 2013.

Below is a list of advertised fees for Darby Dan’s 2014 stallion roster.

American Lion - $5,000
Dialed In - $7,500
Jersey Town - $10,000
Magna Graduate - $5,000
O’Prado Again (New) - $5,000
Perfect Soul - $7,500
Run Away and Hide - $7,500
Shackleford - $20,000
Tale of Ekati - $15,000

Randy Baker More than 1 year ago
It would be great for the sport if racing only allowed horses to breed after their 4 year old season barring a serious career ending injury .i know its wishful thinking but maybe they would be less demanding of their 3 year olds if they wanted to make them last another year.anything to help our struggling sport which also refuses to think outside the box.
russell More than 1 year ago
The best race I ever saw Shack win was when he held off Caleb's Posse to win the 2012 Met Mile by a nose.
Perl More than 1 year ago
Big Shack Attack! The mares must love him.
redboy More than 1 year ago
Shack is and will always be one of my all time favs.The classic throw down he had with Amazombie in the 2012 Churchill Downs Stakes on Derby day the both at the top of their form. The call turning for home its Shackleford ,Amazombie ,Amazombie, Shackleford no quarter given!!!!!! Cant wait to see Lil Shack
Bryan Horn More than 1 year ago
Dialed In burned a lot of money in the Derby...
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Dailed In got Leap-a-Rooed.
russell More than 1 year ago
Anyone that loves racing loves Shack. Beautiful horse and extremely talented. Very versatile.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
I'm still loving Shackleford - No barn could have done better by him.
Laramie Bowcock More than 1 year ago
I saw him in person for the first time this past May when I was in KY for the Derby. Brought a tear to my eye, no exaggeration.
chad mc rory More than 1 year ago
Heeza lotta Horse isn't he?
david_juffet More than 1 year ago
Dialed in looks sweet to me at 7500.beat the shack in Florida derby on speed favoring track.was favored in Kentucky derby,a major factor until injured in Preakness. My mare goes to him.