10/28/2013 7:18PM

Spendthrift bumps Malibu Moon’s fee to $95,000 for 2014


B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farms announced the 2014 stud fees for its 21-stallion roster spanning five states and provinces, with the most notable change coming for the operation’s marquee sire, Malibu Moon.

The 16-year-old son of A.P. Indy will be the only Spendthrift stallion to stand for an increased advertised fee in 2014, going up from $70,000 to $95,000. Malibu Moon had a banner year in 2013, as the sire of Kentucky Derby winner Orb. He was also represented by his first yearlings to sell for $1 million or more, with two going for seven figures at the Keeneland September yearling sale.

Six horses on the Spendthrift roster will stand for reduced fees in 2014. Line of David, whose first foals are yearlings of 2013, will stand for $6,000 after being offered for $7,500 during the previous breeding season. Notional’s fee will drop from $7,500 to $5,000. Tiz Wonderful will stand for $7,500 after posting a $12,500 fee in 2013. Tizway, who is represented by his first crop of weanlings in 2013, will see a decrease from $25,000 to $15,000. Finally, My Pal Charlie, who stands in Louisiana and is in the midst of his first crop of racing age, will have his fee reduced from $3,000 to $2,000.

All other stud fees on the Spendthrift roster remain unchanged from their 2013 rates.

Spendthrift will stand five new stallions in 2014. The Lexington, Ky., base will feature Awesome Patriot, a Grade 3-placed stakes-winning full brother to 2013 Preakness Stakes winner Oxbow, standing for $3,500; Grade 1 winner Jimmy Creed, who will stand for $12,500; and Grade 1 winner Liaison, who debuts for $10,000.

New stallions in regional markets include Grade 2 winner Freedom Child, who will be available at Country Life Farm in Bel Air, Md., for $3,500. Le Mesa Stallions in Carencro, La. will stand new sire Flashpoint for a fee of $2,500.

Below is a list of the 2014 stands and nurses fees for Spendthrift’s stallion roster:

Kentucky Stallions

Archarcharch - $10,000
Awesome Patriot (new) - $3,500
Dominus - $6,500
Into Mischief - $20,000
Jimmy Creed (new) - $12,500
Liaison (new) - $10,000
Line of David - $6,000
Malibu Moon - $95,000
Notional - $5,000
Paddy O’Prado - $15,000
Temple City - $5,000
Tiz Wonderful - $7,500
Tizway - $15,000
Warrior’s Reward - $12,500
Wilburn - $6,500

Ontario Stallions

Court Vision - $10,000 Canadian
Victor’s Cry - $5,000 Canadian
New York Stallion
Dublin - $7,500

Maryland Stallion

Freedom Child (new) - $3,500

Louisiana Stallions

Flashpoint (new) – $2,500
My Pal Charlie - $2,000