Cape Town's Fee Upped to $25,000

Cape Town, who sired a 2003 champion and Kentucky Oaks (gr. I) winner in Bird Town, has undergone a fee change from the previously announced $20,000 to $25,000 for the 2004 breeding season. "We felt a change was in order because of a champion in his first crop," said Ric Waldman, who manages grade I winner Cape Town.

Bird Town also won the Acorn (gr. I) and Charon Stakes and placed in a pair of grade I stakes her championship season. Retired from racing, she is booked to Empire Maker .

Nine-year-old Cape Town (Seeking the Gold--Seaside Attraction, by Seattle Slew) is owned by the Young family's Overbrook Farm and stands at that Lexington nursery. Cape Town, who also was represented by four 2-year-old stakes winners of 2003, will cover 80 to 90 mares this year.