Claiborne Drops Seeking the Gold's Fee

Claiborne Farm announced its stallion fees for 2004, including a sizable drop for major sire Seeking the Gold. The 18-year-old son of Mr. Prospector, represented by only four stakes winners this year, will stand for $150,000, a drop of $75,000 from his 2003 fee.

Claiborne, located near Paris, Ky., and run by Seth Hancock for his family, also announced a private fee for Danzig, whose 2003 fee on the open market was $200,000. Danzig was represented by his 180th stakes winners this summer.

Monarchos, the 2001 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner, will remain at $25,000, and the fee for Coronado's Quest, who stood the past season for $50,000, will be announced later. Pulpit, $75,000 in 2003, will stand next year for $35,000.

Others fees are $10,000 for Boundary, Devil's Bag, Horse Chestnut, and Out of Place, $7,500 for Go for Gin; $5,000 for Arch; and $3,000 for Private Terms. Ordway's fee will be announced later.