Major stallion Unbridled's Song will stand in 2012 at the Taylor family’s Taylor Made Farm near Nicholasville, Ky., for $85,000 stands and nurses, down from $100,000 in 2011. Unbridled's Song also will be available for $76,500 payable Nov. 1, 2012.
Unbridled's Song is one of three stallions in 2011 to sire multiple million-dollar yearlings at public auction. He sired the top filly at the Keeneland September sale, as well as the top filly from the select portion at Keeneland September sale, at $1.3 million and $1 million, respectively. On the racetrack, Unbridled’s Song has sired 13 grade I winners, including three Breeders' Cup winners.
Eskendereya, who won the 2010 Wood Memorial Stakes (gr. I), will have his first foals in 2012. The son of Giant's Causeway will stand his second season for $22,500 payable Nov. 1 or $25,000 stands and nurses. His stands and nurses fee was $30,000 in 2011.
Northern Afleet ’s runners this year have won five grade/group I stakes. The stallion’s current runners are led by Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) winner Amazombie, a two-time grade I winner in 2011 and the frontrunner for Eclipse Award honors, plus two-time 2011 grade I winner Teaks North. Northern Afleet, by Afleet will stand for $13,500 payable Nov. 1 or $15,000 stands and nurses. His stands and nurses fee was $12,500 in 2011.
Forestry became Storm Cat's first son to sire a classic winner in 2011 when Shackleford won the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). Forestry also sired graded stakes winner Separate Forest among his six stakes winners this year, and he returned to a top 20 ranking on the general sires list in 2011. Forestry will stand in 2012 for $11,250 payable Nov. 1 or $12,500 stands and nurses. His stands and nurses fee was $12,500 in 2011.
Old Fashioned, the 2-year-old Eclipse Award finalist of 2008 and a winter book favorite for the 2009 Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I), will have his first yearlings in 2012. The multiple graded stakes-winning son of Unbridled's Song will stand in 2012 for a fee of $7,200 payable Nov. 1 or $8,000 stands and nurses. His stands and nurses fee was $12,500 in 2011.
Stallion Fee Payable Nov. 1, 2012 Stands and Nurses Fee