Scorpion Sub-Fertile; Insurance Claim Submitted

Grade I winner Scorpion, who entered stud this year at Tom Simon's Vinery near Lexington for a fee of $8,500, is suffering from fertility problems. "We've submitted an insurance claim and are waiting to hear from them," said general manager Bates Newton.

The syndicated 5-year-old son of Seattle Slew impregnated 23 mares. "He was booked to over 100, but wasn't bred to that many," Newton said.

Scorpion, who was produced from the Chief's Crown mare Petiteness, won the 2001 Jim Dandy Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga and earned a career total of $555,749.