WinStar announced a drop in the fee of Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Victory Gallop (Cryptoclearance -- Victorious Lil, by Vice Regent) from $25,000 to $15,000 for next year.
Distorted Humor, who ranks second on the first-crop sire list by progeny earnings, had his fee boosted to $20,000 from $12,500. Distorted Humor (Forty Niner -- Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig) is represented by two graded stakes winners, including grade I winner Awesome Humor. Distorted Humor stands at Bill Casner and Kenny Troutt's WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky.