12/01/2009 1:00AM

Walmac cuts stud fees


Walmac Farm has cut the 2010 stud fees for every stallion standing at its Kentucky operation, including its highest-priced stallions, Songandaprayer and Successful Appeal, the farm said Monday.

Successful Appeal will stand next year for a fee of $17,500 live foal, down $5,000 from the fee charged this year. Songandaprayer, who also stood for $22,500 this year, will stand for $12,500 next year.

Walmac has reduced the fees for its other five established Kentucky stallions as well. Bandini will stand next year for $6,500, down from $8,500; Hat Trick will stand for $7,500, down from $12,500; Ready's Image will stand for $8,500, down from $12,500; Salute the Sarge will stand for $6,500, down from $7,500; and Tenpins will stand for $5,000, down from $6,500.

A new stallion, Boboman, a son of Kingmambao, will debut at $5,000.

In Ocala, Fla., Walmac's Roar of the Tiger will remain at $6,000. In Pennsylvania, where breeding programs have been propped up by subsidies from slot machines, the fee for Walmac's Ecclesiastic, standing at Regal Heir Farm in Grantville, will remain at $4,000, according to the farm.

Correction: A previous version of this article misstated the 2010 stud fee for Ecclesiastic. The fee will be $4,000 next year - the same stud fee as this past year - not $6,000.