Buck Pond Announces Stud Fees

Buck Pond Farm announced its 2006 stud fees, which includes a hike for Lost Soldier, the sire of Lost in the Fog, and the setting of fees for several new stallions. The farm, near Versailles, Ky., is owned by Doug Arnold and will be home to a dozen stallions next year.

Lost Soldier's fee will be $12,500, up from $7,500 this year. Besides leading sprinter Lost in the Fog, Lost Soldier, by Danzig, has sired nine other stakes winners. His runners this year have earned about $2.4 million.

Wild Wonder, one of five new stallions on the 2006 Buck Pond roster, will stand for $7,500, up from $5,000. The son of Wild Again is the sire of Wild Fit, who finished second in the Alberto VO5 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) and was sold Nov. 7 at the Keeneland sale for $3 million. He is also the sire of 2005 grade II winner Fusaichi Rock Star, a full brother to Wild Fit.

State City, currently standing his first season in Australia, will stand for $10,000. A champion sprinter in Dubai, the son of Carson City ran third behind champion sprinter Aldeberan in the Tom Fool Handicap (gr. II). He retired with six wins from 17 starts and earnings of $1,375,993.

The other stallions and their fees are: Bold Truth, $3,500; Bull Market, $3,500; Colonial Colony, $7,500; Crafty Shaw, $5,000; Evansville Slew, $3,500; Hero's Tribute, $5,000; Kissin Kris, $7,500; Morluck, $5,000; and Seattle Fitz, $8,500.