Distorted Humor Tops WinStar Stallion Fees

Leading sire to again command $100,000 fee in 2015; Super Saver fee set at $35,000.

WinStar Farm announced 2015 stud fees for most of its 22-stallion roster, which is headed again by leading sire Distorted Humor  at $100,000 stands and nurses, and includes a new fee for leading freshman sire Super Saver .

Super Saver will stand 2015 for $35,000 stands and nurses fresh off a stellar first crop of 2-year-olds in 2014 that includes grade I winner Competitive Edge , grade II winner I Spent It , and stakes winners Hashtag Bourbon and Lil Super Bear, among other promising winners.

Pioneerof the Nile  is also enjoying a sensational year in 2014. The runaway leading second-crop sire, Pioneerof the Nile is led by four graded stakes-winning 3-year-olds from his first crop, and his second crop of 2-year-olds in 2014 features two-time grade I winner American Pharoah . A 2015 fee has yet to be determined for Pioneerof the Nile, and will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.

WinStar welcomes millionaire Revolutionary  new to the stud barn for 2015. The striking dark bay recently retired after a decorated career on the track that featured a win in the $1 million Louisiana Derby (gr. II) and troubled third in the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) as a 3-year-old. Prior to that, Revolutionary was one of the fastest 2-year-olds from his crop. He will stand for $7,500 as a participant in WinStar's "Dream Big" program.

Fast Bullet is also new to WinStar for 2015. One of the top sons of WinStar's leading sire Speightstown , Fast Bullet was a leading sprinter in the North America who scored his biggest win on Belmont Stakes Day in the True North Handicap (gr. II) in 1:08.27, just a fifth of a second off his sire's winning time nine years prior. Fast Bullet will stand for $5,000.

"2014 was another exceptional year for WinStar stallions, and we continue to be extremely proud of their success across the board, both on the racetrack and in the sales ring," said Elliott Walden, WinStar president and CEO. "There are as many as 18 WinStar-sired horses running in this year's Breeders' Cup, including favorites in the (Sentient Jet) Juvenile (gr. I) by Pioneerof the Nile (American Pharoah) and More Than Ready (Daredevil). So the present and future are both very bright, and our mission is to continue to offer breeders stallions of the highest quality."

Like Pioneerof the Nile, the 2015 fee for Congrats  will be determined after the Breeders' Cup due to progeny participation for both stallions in the event. Congrats is represented by Darley Alcibiades Stakes (gr. I) runner-up Top Decile, who is one of the top contenders in the Juvenile Fillies (gr. I).

WinStar 2015 Stallion Roster

2015 Stud Fee

2014 Stud Fee

 Artie Schiller 

$15,000

$15,000

 Bellamy Road 

$10,000

$17,500

 Bodemeister 

$30,000

$30,000

 Colonel John

$10,000

$17,500

 Congrats 

TBA

$35,000

 Distorted Humor 

$100,000

$100,000

 Drosselmeyer

$15,000

$15,000

 Fast Bullet - New

$5,000

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 Gemologist 

$15,000

$15,000

 Hold Me Back 

$5,000

$6,000

 More Than Ready 

$50,000

$50,000

 Overanalyze 

$10,000

$10,000

 Paynter 

$25,000

$25,000

 Pioneerof the Nile 

TBD

$20,000

 Revolutionary  - New

$7,500

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 Sidney's Candy

$15,000

$15,000

 Speightstown 

$80,000

$80,000

 Spring At Last

$10,000

$15,000

 Super Saver 

$35,000

$17,500

 Take Charge Indy 

$20,000

$20,000

 Tiznow 

$75,000

$75,000

 U S Ranger 

$5,000

$5,000