California horseman Rick Taylor announced that he will stand graded stakes winner Comic Strip under a lease arrangement at his Special T Thoroughbreds near Temecula, Calif., in 2002. Six-year-old Comic Strip recently completed his second breeding season at William S. Farish's Lane's End Farm near Versailles, Ky. He is scheduled to arrive at Special T in several weeks. Taylor, who teamed with Del Chase for the lease arrangement, announced a fee in the $7,500 range. Comic Strip (Red Ransom--Now That's Funny, by Saratoga Six) won 10 of 23 races and earned $965,474.