Danzig Season Tops Stallion Access Auction

A 2002 no-guarantee season to Danzig brought the top price of $260,000 to headline the Stallion Access auction at Fasig-Tipton Kentucky's Newtown Paddocks on Nov. 9. The price was $10,000 above the reported market value 2002 fee of $250,000 for the stallion, who stands at the Hancock family's Claiborne Farm near Paris, Ky.

Thirty-eight seasons were sold for a total of $839,000, with an average of $22,079. Last year 32 no-guarantee seasons were sold for a gross of $1,796,400, an average of $56,138.

Two stallions shares were sold for $93,000. A share in Gainesway Farm stallion Cozzene was purchased for $85,000 and a share in Lane's End stallion Roar brought $8,000.

Danzig (Northern Dancer-Pas de Nom, by Admiral's Voyage) is currently ranked third on the leading broodmare sire list, through Nov. 4, with earnings of $7,874,262. Danzig is the sire of 165 stakes winners and has progeny earnings of $88,393,574. Among others, Danzig is the sire of 2001 stakes winners Exchange Rate (gr. II) and Golden Snake (Fr-I).

Cozzene, who stood the 2001 season for $60,000, is the sire of 53 stakes winners, including Real Cozzy (gr. II), Gaviola (gr. IIIT), and Casual Feat (IIIT) in 2001. Roar stood the 2001 season for $12,500 and is the sire of two stakes winners, Roaring Blaze and Forty Mechuda (Arg-III), from two crops of racing age.

Stallion Access does not reveal the identity of its buyers at auction.