WinStar Farm announced 2012 fees for its expanded roster of stallions, led by North America's leading sire Distorted Humor , who will stand for $100,000 (stands and nurses) and will breed an exclusive book of 100 mares this upcoming season.
Distorted Humor, who also stood for $100,000 in 2011, is enjoying another banner year, with 17 stakes winners to date and progeny earnings of nearly $10 million. Among his stakes winners is the recent Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) champion Drosselmeyer.
A decision on the future of Drosselmeyer, who is owned by WinStar, will be determined and announced soon.
WinStar, which acquired promising young stallions Artie Schiller, Bellamy Road , Summer Bird, and U S Ranger earlier this year, will also add grade I winner and two-time track record-setter Sidney's Candy, who will stand his first season in 2012 for a fee of $15,000.
Sidney’s Candy, a son of Candy Ride —Fair Exchange, by Storm Cat, won six graded stakes during his career and retires from racing with an overall record of 7-4-1 from 17 starts and earnings of more than $1.1 millioin. Campaigned by WinStar in partnership with Rubio B. Stable, Sidney’s Candy scored his biggest victory in the 2010 Santa Anita Derby (gr. I).
All the fees for the stallions that stood at WinStar in 2011 will be the same for 2012.
“We couldn't be more proud of the WinStar stallions and the success enjoyed across the board in 2011,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar president and CEO, in a release. “We set out with the goal of growing our 2012 roster with promising young stallions that give breeders a range of quality options. And despite the popularity of many of our stallions, we will continue to be sensitive to the economics of the game, and to our breeders who depend on our product to make a profit. Therefore, we have chosen to leave all but Bellamy Road the same for 2012, and we're excited to get to work on serving our breeders again for the upcoming season.”
All of WinStar’s stallions and their fees for 2012 are as follows:
Stallion...Stands and Nurses Fee
Bellamy Road ...$20,000
Hold Me Back...$6,000
Spring At Last...$7,500
Super Saver ...$20,000
U S Ranger...$5,000