11/16/2010 7:07PM

WinStar adjusts stallion fees for 2011; Speightstown to $50K


LEXINGTON, Ky. - WinStar Farm is leaving most of its stallions' fees at 2010 levels for the upcoming 2011 breeding season but will offer discounts for early payment.

One sire, champion Speightstown, gets a raise from his 2010 fee of $35,000 to $50,000 in 2011. That fee is the same on both stands and nurses and Nov. 1 payment terms. A Gone West horse, Speightstown is a leading third-crop sire this year with such Grade 1 performers as Haynesfield, Lord Shanakill, and Munnings.

WinStar also will introduce a pair of new stallions: Kentucky Derby winner Super Saver, who launches his stud career at $20,000, and Hold Me Back, with a fee of $6,000. Those fees apply to breeders paying on stands-and-nurses terms, but those paying by Nov. 1 can get to Super Saver for $18,000 and to Hold Me Back for $5,000

The farm's most expensive stallion, Distorted Humor, will remain at $100,000 stands and nurses but drops to $90,000 on Nov. 1 payment. The rest of WinStar's roster and the horses' fees are as follows, with the Nov. 1 discounted fee in parentheses: Bluegrass Cat, $25,000 ($22,500); Colonel John, $15,000 ($13,500); Sharp Humor, $7,500 ($6,750); Spring at Last, $7,500 ($6,750); and Tiznow, $75,000 ($67,500).