Nureyev, whose 2001 fee on the open market was $100,000, covered about 40 mares this year, according to Jones. He is represented by 10 stakes winners this year, including U.S. grade I winner Senure and Japanese grade I winner Black Hawk. A champion 3-year-old in France, Nureyev (Northern Dancer--Special, by Forli) ranks 20th on this year's leading sire list by progeny earnings.
Prominent Central Kentucky stallion Nureyev, whose total of 124 stakes winners ranks among the most in history, will be limited in 2002 to mares either owned or approved by shareholders. "He hasn't been the most fertile stallion, and we're restricting him to the syndicate members," said John T.L Jones Jr., who stands the 24-year-old stallion at his Walmac International near Lexington.