Deputy Minister to Remain $150,000; Silver Deputy Fee Reduced

Deputy Minister to Remain $150,000; Silver Deputy Fee Reduced
Windfields stallion Deputy Minister, who stands at Brookdale Farm.
Ric Waldman, who manages the Windfields Farm stallions, said Wednesday Deputy Minister's stud fee for 2002 will remain $150,000, and the fee for Silver Deputy will be reduced to $40,000 from $75,000.

Deputy Minister (Vice Regent -- Mint Copy, by Bunty's Flight) was the leading sire in North America by progeny earnings in 1997 and 1998. This year, however, Deputy Minister is not on The Blood-Horse weekly list of leading sires, which ranks the top 70 stallions by progeny earnings. He has had 25 yearlings sold in 2001 for an average of $432,200. Deputy Minister is the sire of 69 stakes winners.

Silver Deputy (Deputy Minister -- Silver Valley, by Mr. Prospector) is the sire of 40 stakes winners. He has had 33 yearlings sell this year for an average of $119,470.

Both stallions stand at Fred Seitz' Brookdale Farm near Versailles, Ky.

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