Roman Ruler , second on the first-crop sire’s list by progeny earnings, will stand for the same $20,000 fee that he stood for in 2009. He stands at John Sikura’s Hill ‘n’ Dale Farms near Lexington.
“Our objective is always to provide great value for our customers,” Sikura said. “We realize these are difficult times and have set our fees for 2010 accordingly. We believe the fees are extremely fair and will afford breeders a strong opportunity to be successful.”
Roman Ruler not only ranks in the second spot among first-year sires, but ranks third in the overall sires of 2-year-olds list. His progeny earnings are $1.2 million.
Hill ‘n’ Dale dropped the fee of successful sire Stormy Atlantic to $35,000 from $45,000. Stormy Atlantic ranks 13th on the general sires list, with progeny earnings of $5.9 million.
The 2010 stud fees are as follows:
Successful Appeal - Mrs. Greeley, by Mr. Greeley
Mr. Greeley - Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy
Storm Cat – Serena’s Song, by Rahy
Unbridled – Serena’s Song, by Rahy
Giant's Causeway - Rusty Back, by Defensive Play
A.P. Indy – Navarra, by El Gran Senor
Real Quiet – Candytuft, by Dehere
Seeking the Gold – Oscillate, by Seattle Slew
Fusaichi Pegasus - Silvery Swan, by Silver Deputy
Seeking the Dia
Storm Cat - Seeking the Pearl, by Seeking the Gold
Storm Cat - Hail Atlantis, by Seattle Slew
Unbridled's Song – Joke, by Phone Trick
All stud fees are stands and nurses. A 10% discount will be applied if the stud fee is paid on or before November 15, 2010.