11/14/2011 7:43PM

Taylor Made lowering most fees


LEXINGTON, Ky. - Taylor Made will drop the stud fees for all but two of its sires, including its most expensive stallion, Unbridled's Song, for 2012.

The Nicholasville, Ky., farm has trimmed the stands-and-nurses fee for Unbridled's Song from $100,000 to $85,000. Breeders opting to pay by Nov. 1, 2012, will get a discounted price of $76,500, down from the 2011 discounted price of $85,000. An early-payment discount applies to all of Taylor Made's stallions.

The only stallion whose fee goes up in 2012 is Northern Afleet, sire of this year's Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and Eclipse Award contender, Amazombie, and two-time Grade 1 winner in 2011 Teaks North. Northern Afleet stands for $15,000, up from $12,500 last year. His fee on Nov. 1 payment will be $13,500.

Other Taylor Made stallions and their 2012 fees are Eskendereya, who drops from $30,000 to $25,000 (or $22,500 on Nov. 1 payment); Forestry, who remains the same at $12,500 (or $11,250 on Nov. 1 payment); and Old Fashioned, who falls from $12,500 to $8,000 (or $7,200 on Nov. 1 payment).