Updated on 09/15/2011 1:31PM

Tiznow's fee to be announced

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VERSAILLES, Ky. - WinStar Farm and Taylor Made Stallions plan to announce a fee for new stallion Tiznow this week, according to WinStar vice president Doug Cauthen.

The 4-year-old Cee's Tizzy colt made his formal debut Monday at WinStar in Versailles as some 60 local breeders and media watched the farm's stallion manager, Larry McGinnis, parade him.

WinStar and Taylor Made Farm will manage Tiznow's stud career in a joint venture, and the 4-year-old colt's owners - Michael Cooper, Pamela Ziebarth, and Kevin Cochrane - will retain an interest.

* has been at WinStar since Nov. 21. Between now and the beginning of breeding season in mid-February, Tiznow will gradually be introduced to his new life as a stallion. That process began the day after he arrived at WinStar, according to McGinnis, when barn staff lightly tranquilized the colt and led him around his paddock to familiarize him with his new surroundings.

"This morning, he just kicked up his heels once, and then he settled right down," said Larry Whaley, Tiznow's stud groom. "He's smart and good to work around."

At his public debut at WinStar, the colt, who stands nearly 17 hands tall, posed quietly for photographs. The two topics of discussion among breeders in the crowd were the colt's size - "He's got the stretch," acknowledged WinStar vice president Doug Cauthen - and speculation about his fee.

"We're going to be very selective in the mares," Cauthen said. "Because of that, his fee will be set so that breeders will have the incentive to send their very best mares in order to secure a booking to him."

Cauthen said the WinStar-Taylor Made team expected to breed about 100 mares to the colt, who drew applications from nearly 50 mares in the last four days.

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