El Prado's Fee Upped to $75,000

El Prado's Fee Upped to $75,000
El Prado, winning the Beresford Stakes.
El Prado, who is tops on the leading sires list by progeny earnings, will stand for $75,000 next season, up from his $30,000 fee in 2002. Thirteen-year-old El Prado (Sadler's Wells -- Lady Capulet, by Sir Ivor) is represented by the earners of $6.2 million, including Travers Stakes (gr. I) winner and Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) runner-up Medaglia d'Oro. He stands at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway.

Adena Springs also announced that prominent freshman sires Awesome Again and Touch Gold will stand for $50,000. Awesome Again (Deputy Minister -- Primal Force, by Blushing Groom) stood for that amount in 2002, but for Touch Gold, it's a $10,000 boost from his 2002 fee. Awesome Again's top runner, Toccet, won the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) this fall. Touch Gold's top runner, Composure, ran a close second in the Long John Silver's Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I). Awesome Again and Touch Gold (Deputy Minister -- Passing Mood, by Buckpasser) rank sixth and seventh, respectively, on the first-crop list.

Adena Springs also announced that incoming stallion Red Bullet will stand for $30,000. Red Bullet (Unbridled -- Cargo, by Caro) scored his major win in the 2000 Preakness Stakes (gr. I).

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