Many notable stallions showed a decrease in percentage of live foals, certainly also attributable primarily to MRLS. For instance, Storm Cat, who has the highest stud fee of any stallion, $500,000, saw his live foal percentage drop from 80% to 61%. Following Kentucky was Florida with 7,232 mares covered who produced 4,248 live foals and California with 5,696 mares covered who produced 3,806 live foals.The number of stallions covering 100 or more mares was down from a high of 84 during the 2000 breeding season to 78 during the 2001 breeding season.Of the stallions who covered 100 or more mares in 2001, 52 stood that year in Kentucky, 14 in Florida, three in California and Maryland, two in New York and Texas, and one each in Oklahoma and Canada.Of the 52 in Kentucky--down significantly from 64 the previous breeding season--12 stand at Ashford. The 12 Ashford stallions combined covered 1,671 mares, or 8.11% of all mares covered in Kentucky.Other Kentucky farms standing more than one stallion who covered 100 mares or more were: Airdrie, 5; Taylor Made, 5; Vinery, 4; Hopewell, 3; Lane's End, 3; Pin Oak, 3; Margaux, 3; Jonabell, 2; Overbrook, 2; Three Chimneys, 2; Adena Springs Kentucky, 2; and Darby Dan, 2.Three farms in Florida and one in Maryland stood more than one stallion who covered 100 or more mares: Farnsworth, 3; Adena Springs South, 2; and Bridlewood, 2, in Florida; and Country Life, 3, in Maryland.Date received by the industry's official registrar shows 4,445 stallions covered 63,793 mares in North America in 2001, producing 34,605 foals of 2002.The number of stallions who covered mares (4,445), is down just slightly (2.4%) from the 4,554 reported for 2000 at this time last year. There was also a small decline in the number of mares (0.8%), from 64,338 to 63,793.The complete 2001 breeding statistics are available alphabetically by stallion name on The Jockey Club Web Site (2001 Breeding Season Statistics From The Jockey Club).The number of live foals by stallion location and sires bred to 100 or more mares is available online at bloodhorse.com.
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