Bill Strauss

Tapit's Fee Increased to $35,000

Tapit's fee goes to $35,000 from $12,500.

Tapit, whose daughter Stardom Bound won the Bessemer Trust Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), will stand in 2009 for a fee of $35,000, up from $12,500 in 2008. Tapit, who ranks atop the first-year and sires of 2-year-olds lists by progeny earnings, stands at the Beck family’s Gainesway Farm near Lexington.

Gainesway dropped fees for several stallions, including the one for Mr. Greeley, who went from $125,000 to $100,000.
Gainesway fees:
Afleet Alex        $25,000            
Birdstone    $10,000                                    
Corinthian  $30,000            
Cuvee          $6,500                                   
Mr. Greeley        $100,000                        
Orientate   $17,500                                    
Smoke Glacken  $17,500                                    
Strategic Mission$4,000                                               
Tapit      $35,000                                   
Whywhywhy        $7,500