Fee for Awesome Again remains at $125,000.

Fee for Awesome Again remains at $125,000.

Tony Leonard

Adena Announces Fees: Awesome Again, El Prado No Change, Ghostzapper Reduced

Adena Springs announced the fees for the stallions at its Kentucky and Florida farms with several unchanged but most decreasing from 2006 to 2007.

In Kentucky, at the farm near Midway, Awesome Again  and El Prado will both again stand for $125,000 but Ghostzapper, who had the highest fee at Frank Stronach's Thoroughbred nursery, will see his fee reduced from $200,000 to $150,000. The 2004 Horse of the Year, by Awesome Again , stood his first season this year and covered 111 mares.

Awesome Again  currently ranks 10th among 2006 sires by progeny earnings (nearly $5 million). He has sired 16 stakes winners including 2006 grade I winners Dubai Escapade and Spun Sugar.

El Prado, the sire of 60 stakes winners, was recently represented by grade I winner Asi Siempre.

Five of the other six stallions at the Kentucky farm will have their fees cut for 2007, with Congaree  remaining at $15,000. North Light, who stood his first season this year, and Touch Gold, will both stand for $30,000, down from $50,000; Alphabet Soup and Golden Missile, who stood for $25,000, will stand for $15,000 and $10,000, respectively. Olmodavor will drop from $10,000 to $7,500.

Gold Case, who stood at Adena Kentucky this year, has been relocated to New Mexico.

Two future stallions still in training, Giacomo and Silent Name, will have their fees announced when they finish racing.

At Adena Springs South in Florida, four of the six stallions will have fee reductions while Running Stag has moved to Texas. Red Bullet will stand for $15,000, down from $30,000; Sligo Bay will go from $10,000 to $7,500; and Macho Uno  and Milwaukee Brew , who were both $15,000, will stand for $12,500 and $10,000, respectively.

Greatness will remain $5,000 and Indy King will again stand for $2,000.