11/11/2011 6:20PM

WinStar doubles fee on Bellamy Road to $20,000


LEXINGTON, Ky. – WinStar Farm is holding the line on all but one of its stud fees for the 2012 breeding season. Ken Troutt’s breeding farm near Versailles, Ky., will double Bellamy Road’s stud fee from $10,000 to $20,000, but it will keep the fees the same for the other stallions it acquired earlier this year from Ben Walden’s Pauls Mill Farm and stand all of its previous WinStar sires for the same fees they had in 2011.

The former Pauls Mill stallions are Bellamy Road, Artie Schiller, Summer Bird, and U S Ranger.
WinStar will continue to stand Distorted Humor for $100,000, but will limit the stallion’s book to 100 mares.

The farm also will introduce Grade 1 winner Sidney’s Candy at a first-year fee of $15,000.

The complete WinStar roster, with 2012 fees, consists of Artie Schiller at $10,000; Bellamy Road, $20,000; Colonel John, $15,000; Distorted Humor, $100,000; Harlan’s Holiday, $25,000; Hold Me Back, $6,000; Sidney’s Candy, $15,000; Speightstown, $50,000;  Spring At Last, $7,500; Summer Bird, $15,000; Super Saver, $20,000; Tiznow, $75,000; and U S Ranger, $5,000.

The farm is pondering the future of Distorted Humor’s recent Breeders’ Cup Classic-winning son Drosselmeyer, who also won the Belmont Stakes this year. WinStar has said it will make an announcement “soon” regarding whether it will retire the colt or send him to stud in New York as originally planned.