Ashford Stud announced leading third-crop sire Giant's Causeway
will stand for a private fee in 2007. The 9-year-old son of Storm Cat is the sire of 14 stakes winners this year.
Giant's Causeway covered 191 mares in 2006 at the Versailles, Ky., farm. His fee that breeding season was $300,000.
Giant's Causeway, who is out of the Rahy
mare Mariah's Storm, has sired a total of 21 stakes winners.
Ashford also announced the fee for Johannesburg
, who is second on the first crop sires list, has been upped to $65,000 from $25,000, and that Fusaichi Pegasus
' fee has been dropped from $125,000 to $75,000. Hennessy
, who stood for $75,000 in 2006, will stand for $60,000 next year.
Following are the fees for all Ashford stallions:Chapel Royal
Fusaichi Pegasus $75,000
Giant's Causeway PrivateGrand Slam
Hennessy $60,000Hold That Tiger
Johannesburg $65,000Lion Heart
$15,000Tale of the Cat