Storm Cat, whose fee of $500,000 from 2002-07 was North America's highest, will stand for $300,000 in 2008 at the Young family's Overbrook Farm near Lexington. His new fee is equaled to that of Lane's End stallion A.P. Indy. The $300,000 is the highest fee announced so far this year for 2008.
The fee for Storm Cat is due Sept. 1, 2008. All other fees are due when the foal stands and nurses.
Storm Cat, who will be 25 next year, was the leading sire by year-end progeny earnings in 1999 and 2000. He ranked 12th as recently as last year, but currently ranks in the 27th spot.
The leader by yearling average for a number of years, Storm Cat experienced a drop in average this year. His 26 yearlings have averaged $544,039 this year, compared to $1,255,400 for 25 in 2006.
Storm Cat (Storm Bird--Terlingua, by Secretariat) ranks as North America's active leader by number of stakes winners, with 158.
Fees for Overbrook stallions:
Storm Cat - $300,000
Jump Start - $10,000
Cape Town - $7,500
Cat Thief - $7,500
Pioneering - $5,000
Grindstone - $3,500
Tactical Cat - $3,500