Uncaptured has been Florida's most popular stallion in recent years, covering a state-high 140 mares in 2017. The multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire by Lion Heart was represented by his first crop of yearlings in 2017, which averaged $37,045 at the sales and included a $170,000 filly at the Ocala Breeders' Sales' October yearling sale. The Big Beast, by Yes It's True, was represented by his first crop of weanlings this year, including a $40,000 colt at the Keeneland November sale.
Florida's second most-popular stallion in 2017 proved to be first-year sire Jess's Dream , who bred 122 mares. The regally-bred son of two Horse of the Year winners—Curlin and Rachel Alexandra—will head into his second season at stud in 2018 with his fee unchanged at $5,000.
Ocala Stud welcomes two new grade 1-winning stallions to its 2018 roster—Greenpointcrusader and Noble Bird . Greenpointcrusader, winner of the 2015 Champagne Stakes (G1) as a 2-year-old, will stand his first season for $5,000. Noble Bird, the multiple graded stakes winner who scored his biggest win in the 2015 Stephen Foster Handicap (G1), will also stand for an introductory fee of $5,000.
|Ocala Stud 2018 Fees:|
|Stallion||2018 Fee||2017 Fee|
|Awesome of Course||$4,000||$5,000|
|Hear No Evil||$2,500||$2,500|
|The Big Beast||$6,000||$6,000|