Ashford, a satellite of Irish-based Coolmore Stud, also announced the addition of new stallions A P Valentine and Black Minnaloushe, both of whom are 3-year-olds. A grade I winner as a 2-year-old, A P Valentine ran second in both the Preakness (gr. I) and Belmont (gr. I) Stakes. Black Minnaloushe was a group I winner in England and Ireland this year. Their fees will be announced at a later date.
Coolmore stallion Giant's Causeway, whose stallion career started at Coolmore in Ireland this year, will stand the 2002 season at Ashford for $135,000. His 2001 fee was 100,000 Irish guineas (approximately $120,000).Following are the fees for the remaining Ashford stallions: $40,000 for Woodman; $30,000 for High Yield and Honour and Glory; $25,000 for Grand Slam, Spinning World, Stravinsky, and Tale of the Cat; $20,000 for Hennessy, Kings of Kings, and Royal Academy; $15,000 for Southern Halo; $10,000 for Louis Quatorze and Lure; $7,500 for Bianconi; and $5,000 for Victory Speech.