Calumet Farm has listed stud fees for three new stallions scheduled to spend the 2013 breeding season at the historic Thoroughbred operation near Lexington. The roster is headed by 2010 Melbourne Cup (Aus-I) winner Americain , who will stand for $20,000.
Calumet purchased a 50% interest in the son of Dynaformer out of French group II winner America (by Arazi), while Gerry and Val Ryan and Kevin and Colleen Bamford, who raced Americain, retained a 50% interest. His addition to the Calumet roster was announced Nov. 22.
The fee for Lentenor , a full brother to 2006 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner Barbaro, will also be $7,500. Lentenor is by Dynaformer out of the grade II stakes-placed Carson City mare La Ville Rouge; he was bred by Roy and Gretchen Jackson and raced for their Lael Stables. It was announced he would stand at Calumet Nov. 30.
The 2013 stallion roster is part of renewed activity at the 799-acre property in Central Kentucky, purchased for nearly $36 million in May by the Calumet Investment Group Trust, which in turn leased the farm to billionaire businessman Brad Kelley. Kelley also owns Hurricane Hall Farm near Lexington and campaigns runners under the banner Bluegrass Hall Racing.