Ashford to Stand Giant's Causeway for Private Fee

Ashford Stud announced leading third-crop sire Giant's Causeway  will stand for a private fee in 2007. The 9-year-old son of Storm Cat is the sire of 14 stakes winners this year.

Giant's Causeway covered 191 mares in 2006 at the Versailles, Ky., farm. His fee that breeding season was $300,000.

Giant's Causeway, who is out of the Rahy mare Mariah's Storm, has sired a total of 21 stakes winners.

Ashford also announced the fee for Johannesburg, who is second on the first crop sires list, has been upped to $65,000 from $25,000, and that Fusaichi Pegasus ' fee has been dropped from $125,000 to $75,000. Hennessy, who stood for $75,000 in 2006, will stand for $60,000 next year.

Following are the fees for all Ashford stallions:
Chapel Royal $10,000
Dehere $20,000
Fusaichi Pegasus $75,000
Giant's Causeway Private
Grand Slam $35,000
Hennessy $60,000
Hold That Tiger $10,000
Johannesburg $65,000
Lion Heart $25,000
Monashee Mountain $7,500
Powerscourt $10,000
Royal Academy $15,000
Tale of the Cat  $37,500
Thunder Gulch $30,000
Van Nistelrooy $7,500
Woodman $20,000