12/03/2013 5:00PM

Winding Oaks Farm releases 2014 stud fees


Winding Oaks Farm in Ocala, Fla., has released the advertised fees for its 2014 stallion roster led by multiple Grade 2 winner Graeme Hall.

The 16-year-old son of Dehere will stand for $4,000 during the upcoming breeding season, down from $5,000 the previous season. Graeme Hall is the sire of eight crops of racing age, led by Grade 2 winners Duke of Mischief and Designer Legs, as well as Grade 3 winners Hurricane Ike, Graeme Six, Tamarind Hall, Joes Blazing Aaron, and Who’s Up.

Benny the Bull, whose first crop is 2-year-olds of 2013, will remain at $2,500 for the coming year. Among his most successful runners by the 10-year-old Lucky Lionel horse is Joe Pike, whose only defeat in five career starts in Puerto Rico was a runner-up effort in the Group 3 Clasico Jose Coll Vidal Stakes.

Also standing for $2,500 will be Stratford Hill, down from $3,500 in his debut season . The 6-year-old A.P. Indy horse was a winner of four of six starts for $160,400 racing as a homebred for Eugene Melnyk. Undefeated in four turf sprint efforts, Stratford Hill finished his career with a win in the Grade 3 Shakertown Stakes at Keeneland.

New to the Winding Oaks roster for 2014 is Harlington, who previously stood at Hill ‘n’ Dale farm in Lexington, Ky. The 11-year-old son of Unbridled, out of Racing Hall of Famer Serena’s Song, is the sire of two crops of racing age, with his progeny led by Puerto Rican Group 1 winner Srta. Aleidy C. and stakes-placed winners Harlington’s Rose and King Racer.