Two other Airdrie stallions in the top 25 on the freshman list, Banker's Gold and Deputy Commander, had their fees dropped. Banker's Gold's fee went from $10,000 to $7,500, and Deputy Commander will stand for $15,000 instead of $25,000. Another stallion who stood for $25,000 in 2002, Siphon, will stand in 2003 for $20,000.
Major sire Silver Hawk again will stand for a private fee next year at Brereton and Libby Jones' Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. Silver Hawk, a 23-year-old son of Roberto out of the Amerigo mare Gris Vitesse, has sired 65 stakes winners.His fee has been listed as private for the past several years. An earlier report on bloodhorse.com erroneously listed a 2002 live foal fee for the stallion. It should have been referred to as private.Airdrie also announced that Indian Charlie, new to the Airdire stallion ranks and 10th on the first-crop sire list, will remain at $10,000.