Sultry Song covered 64 mares this year after covering 95 in 2003 and 53 in 2002. The 16-year-old son of Cox's Ridge is the sire of 16 stakes winners. He is represented this year by four stakes winners and has had 11 yearlings sell in 2004 for an average of $25,564.Sultry Song began his stallion career at Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky., but move in February 2002 to Millennium Farms.
Sultry Song, the sire of Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Singletary, will stand for the same fee in 2005 that he stood for this year.William Hardin, manager of Ro Parra's Millennium Farms near Lexington, said Sultry Song will again stand for $5,000."While we certainly had the opportunity to raise his fee, and when so many stallion fees do increase after similar success, we have elected to hold the line. At $5,000, we believe Sultry Song is excellent value for horsemen who breed to race, as well as for the commercial breeder."