Frank Stronach's Adena Springs announced the retirement of millionaire Milwaukee Brew and an increase in Awesome Again's fee to $75,000. Six-year-old Milwaukee Brew, who was injured in the Aug. 24 Pacific Classic Stakes (gr. I) at Del Mar, will begin his stallion career for $15,000 at Adena Springs Kentucky near Midway. A two-time winner of the 1 1/4-mile Santa Anita Handicap (gr. I), Milwaukee Brew (Wild Again -- Ask Anita, by Wolf Power) won eight of 24 starts and earned $2,879,612.
"His ability to win at the classic distance against grade I company makes him a natural for our program," Stronach said.
Awesome Again, who stood in 2003 fee for $50,000, is represented this year by grade I-winning 3-year-old Ghostzapper, plus Toccet, a two-time grade I winner last year.
Adena Springs will keep El Prado, last year's leading sire by progeny earnings, at $75,000, and Touch Gold at $50,000. The farm will stand Golden Missile for $25,000; Alphabet Soup for $10,000; and Gold Case for $7,500.
Adena Springs also announced a fee of $15,000 for incoming stallion Macho Uno. Retired earlier this year, champion Macho Uno will start at $15,000 at Adena Springs South near Ocala, Fla. Also standing there are Red Bullet for $30,000; Lite the Fuse and Running Stag for $7,500; and Lucky Lionel for $2,500.