Robert and Blythe Clay’s Three Chimneys Farm has released the fees for its 2012 stallion roster, and topping the list once again will be perennial leading sire Dynaformer, who will command a fee of $150,000, which was the co-highest fee in 2011 in North America.
Big Brown , the Kentucky Derby Presented by Yum! Brands (gr. I) winner, plus multiple grade II winner and track record-setter Lewis Michael , and world-record holder Red Giant, will be represented on the track by their first 2-year-olds next year.
“Big Brown’s yearlings are poised to have the best possible chance at the track as 2-year-olds in 2012,” said Three Chimneys president Case Clay. “Big Brown was the leading freshman sire at the Fasig-Tipton July sale, and his yearlings have consistently brought solid money at auction this year.”
“Exchange Rate's first Kentucky-bred crop solidified him as a top tier stallion this year,” said Robert Clay. “He’s been one of the leading sires of 2-year-olds all year by stakes winners, stakes horses, and juvenile progeny earnings. The icing on the cake came this weekend with Excaper’s gutsy effort to finish a close second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Turf (gr. IT).”
Point Given, the 2001 Horse of the Year, will have a stud fee of $20,000, which is the only fee increase on the farm’s roster. He stood for $7,500 in 2011.
As in years past, Three Chimneys, located near Midway, Ky., will be offering breeders a variety of incentives, including no guarantee, breed back, multiple mare and early payment discounts on many of their stallions.
Big Brown ….$35,000
Lewis Michael ….$3,000
Sky Mesa ….$30,000
Yes It's True….$15,000