Grade I winner Borrego, by El Prado

Grade I winner Borrego, by El Prado

Skip Dickstein

Adena Fees Announced; El Prado to $125,000

El Prado, who is represented this year by 11 stakes winners and whose son Borrego is one of the favorites for the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), will stand for $125,000 in 2006, up from $100,000.

By Sadler's Wells, El Prado stands at Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway. Adena Springs announced its 2006 fees today for both the Kentucky and Williston, Fla., farms.

El Prado started his stallion career in 1993 for a fee of $7,500. He has sired 58 stakes winners.

First-year stallion North Light, by Danehill, winner last year of the English Derby, will stand for $50,000.

Ghostzapper, who also will be standing his first season in 2006, previously had his fee announced as $200,000. The son of Awesome Again  was the 2004 Horse of the Year.

Kentucky fees remaining the same for 2006 are: Awesome Again  $125,000; Touch Gold $50,000; Alphabet Soup and Golden Missile, $25,000; Congaree $15,000; and Olmodavor, $10,000.

Gold Case will drop to $5,000.

Two stallions will be moving from Adena Kentucky to stand at Adena in Florida: Milwaukee Brew  ($15,000) and Sligo Bay ($10,000).

The fees for the other Florida stallions are: Red Bullet ($30,000), Macho Uno  ($15,000), Running Stag ($5,000) and Greatness ($5,000), and Indy King ($2,000).