11/12/2009 12:00AM

Vinery lowers most stud fees


In keeping with a general trend at Kentucky stud farms, Vinery announced that it will reduce fees for most stallions for the 2010 breeding season.

In Kentucky, More Than Ready will remain the farm's most expensive horse with a $30,000 fee, but that is down from $45,000 this year. Others taking fee cuts are Pure Prize, from $12,500 to $10,000; Purge, from $12,500 to $7,500; Silver Train, from $17,500 to $12,500; Stormello, from $7,500 to $3,500; and Street Hero, from $12,500 to $10,000.

Limehouse will keep his 2009 fee of $10,000 next year.

Vinery will introduce three new stallions, Cactus Ridge, sire of Hot Cha Cha, relocates from Walmac to Vinery, where his fee will climb from $6,000 to $7,500. Kodiak Kowboy will enter stud in 2010 at Vinery with a $12,500 fee. And Pioneerof the Nile makes his stud debut at $20,000.

Vinery's Florida stallions will stand for the following fees: Congrats for $4,500, D'Wildcat for $10,000, Maimonides for $3,500, and Pomeroy for $5,000.