Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., announced 2014 stud fees for its expanded 23-stallion roster, led again by leading sire Distorted Humor , who stands for $100,000 stands and nurses, and emerging top sire Speightstown , whose fee will be $80,000 stands and nurses following another stellar year that saw the son of Gone West move up to second on the general sires list for 2013.
WinStar welcomes a trio of grade I-winning millionaires new to the stud barn: Overanalyze , Paynter , and Take Charge Indy . Overanalyze, who retires as Dixie Union's last grade I-winning millionaire to stud, will stand for $10,000 stands and nurses as a participant in WinStar's Dream Big program.
Paynter will start a new chapter in his remarkable story when he begins stud duty at WinStar. By Awesome Again out of a full sister to Tiznow , the popular winner of last year's Haskell Invitational (gr. I) will stand his first season at WinStar for a fee of $25,000 stands and nurses.
Florida Derby (gr. I) winner Take Charge Indy adds to the pedigree power in the WinStar stallion ranks for 2014. Retiring as one of the last grade I-winning sons of A.P. Indy, Take Charge Indy is out of multiple grade I winner and producer Take Charge Lady. His fee will be $20,000 stands and nurses.
"We couldn't be more proud of the WinStar stallions and their continued success across the board, both on the racetrack and in the sales ring," said Elliott Walden, WinStar president and CEO, in a release. "WinStar remains focused on the future, and we're thrilled to bring in three exciting new stallions for 2014 that greatly complement our existing roster, as well as greatly complement the direction of our breeding program. It is our mission to continue to offer breeders top dirt pedigrees and top dirt performers that excel around two turns, and we believe Paynter, Take Charge Indy, and Overanalyze allow us to do just that."
The full roster of WinStar stallions, along with 2014 stands and nurses fees, is as follows:
Stallions, 2014 fee, (2013 fee)
Artie Schiller , $15,000 ($10,000)
Bellamy Road , $17,500 ($20,000)
Bodemeister , $30,000 ($30,000)
Colonel John , $17,500 ($15,000)
Congrats , $35,000 ($35,000)
Distorted Humor , $100,000 ($100,000)
Drosselmeyer , $15,000 ($17,500)
Gemologist , $15,000 ($15,000)
Hold Me Back , $6,000 ($6,000)
Kodiak Kowboy, $5,000 ($6,500)
Maimonides, $2,500 ($2,500)
More Than Ready , $50,000 ($60,000)
Pioneerof the Nile , $20,000 ($15,000)
Sidney's Candy , $15,000 ($15,000)
Speightstown , $80,000 ($60,000)
Spring At Last , $15,000 ($15,000)
Street Hero , $5,000 ($5,000)
Super Saver , $17,500 ($20,000)
Tiznow , $75,000 ($75,000)
U S Ranger , $5,000 ($5,000)