Roman Ruler to Remain at $20,000

Roman Ruler ranks second on the freshmen sire's list

Roman Ruler, second on the first-crop sire’s list by progeny earnings, will stand for the same $20,000 fee that he stood for in 2009. He stands at John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington.

“Our objective is always to provide great value for our customers,” Sikura said. “We realize these are difficult times and have set our fees for 2010 accordingly. We believe the fees are extremely fair and will afford breeders a strong opportunity to be successful.”

Roman Ruler not only ranks in the second spot among first-year sires, but ranks third in the overall sires of 2-year-olds list. His progeny earnings are $1.2 million.

Hill ‘n’ Dale dropped the fee of successful sire Stormy Atlantic  to $35,000 from $45,000.  Stormy Atlantic ranks 13th on the general sires list, with progeny earnings of $5.9 million.

The 2010 stud fees are as follows:

Closing Argument
Successful Appeal - Mrs. Greeley, by Mr. Greeley

El Corredor
Mr. Greeley - Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy

Grand Reward
Storm Cat – Serena’s Song, by Rahy

Unbridled – Serena’s Song, by Rahy

Giant's Causeway - Rusty Back, by Defensive Play

Indygo Shiner
A.P. Indy – Navarra, by El Gran Senor

Midnight Lute 
Real Quiet – Candytuft, by Dehere

Seeking the Gold – Oscillate, by Seattle Slew

Roman Ruler
Fusaichi Pegasus - Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy

Seeking the Dia
Storm Cat - Seeking the Pearl, by Seeking the Gold

Stormy Atlantic 
Storm Cat - Hail Atlantis, by Seattle Slew

Unbridled's Song – Joke, by Phone Trick

All stud fees are stands and nurses. A 10% discount will be applied if the stud fee is paid on or before November 15, 2010.