Awesome Again

Awesome Again

Tony Leonard

Awesome Again's Fee Upped to $125,000

When you're hot, you're hot, and Frank Stronach knows that as well as anyone. Two days after his stallion Awesome Again was represented by two Breeders' Cup winners, Stronach announced that Awesome Again's fee was raised to $125,000.

Awesome Again's 4-year-old son Ghostzapper, a Stronach homebred, won the Breeders' Cup Classic – Powered by Dodge (gr. I), and another son Wilko captured the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I). Their Breeders' Cup earnings of $2,080,000 and $780,000, respectively, helped boost Awesome Again's 2004 progeny earnings total to $5.8 million. Awesome Again currently ranks eighth on the general sire list.

Awesome Again, a 10-year-old son of Deputy Minister out of the Blushing Groom mare Primal Force, stands at Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway. The farm earlier had announced that Awesome Again's fee for 2005 would remain at the $75,000 level.