John Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farms near Lexington has released its 2014 stallion roster and stud fees, headed by Stormy Atlantic and Midnight Lute , who will stand for $30,000 and $25,000, respectively.
The 2014 fee is unchanged for Stormy Atlantic, the 20-year-old son of Storm Cat who ranks 11th on the 2013 North American General Sire List through Nov. 12 with progeny earnings in excess of $7.4 million.
The 2014 fee for Midnight Lute, currently second on the Second-Crop Sire List with more than $4.1 million in progeny earnings this year, represents an increase over the 2013 fee of $15,000 for the 11-year-old son of Real Quiet.
The Hill 'n' Dale stallion roster and fees, all of which are on a live foal stands and nurses basis, are as follows (2013 fees in parentheses):
Midnight Lute (Real Quiet—Candytuft, by Dehere), $25,000 ($15,000)
Roman Ruler (Fusaichi Pegasus —Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy), $8,500 ($10,000)
Stormy Atlantic (Storm Cat—Hail Atlantis, by Seattle Slew), $30,000 ($30,000)
Zensational (Unbridled's Song—Joke, by Phone Trick), $15,000 ($15,000)