Vinery Announces 2001 Stud Fees

Tom Simon's Vinery Kentucky released its roster and scheduled fees for the upcoming breeding season. Topping the 14-horse roll is again Red Ransom, who has a $75,000 fee for next year. Red Ransom, the sire of 35 stakes winners to date, stood for $65,000 in 2000.

Other stallions registering increases are Runaway Groom, up $5,000 to $20,000, Marquetry, up to $15,000 from $10,000, and Lord Carson, up to $12,500 from $10,000. Real Quiet is listed as private, and More Than Ready's fee will be set after his racing career has ended. Trippi is scheduled to race in 2001.

Four Vinery stallions will have new homes in 2001, including veteran Lost Code. The 16-year-old has sired 42 stakes winners and stood this year for a $7,500 fee. Vinery's Bates Newton said an offer for Lost Code is pending, but would not say who was interested in the stallion. Loup Savage, who is currently at Vinery Australia, will stand next year's Northern Hemisphere season at Cheveley Park Stud near Newmarket, England, and De Niro, who has sired two stakes winners, is slated to stand at Reigle Heir Farms for $1500 near Grantville, Penn. A deal is also in the works to move Shuailaan.

"We have stated previously that our goal is to stand horses in the $15,000-$30,000 range," Newton said in explaining the latest departures. "We will continue to edit and add to our roster."