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Summer Bird wins the Jockey Club Gold Cup at Belmont 10.03.2009

Summer Bird: the triple Grade 1 winner stands his first season for $15,000

  PICTURE: Diane Boothe/EquiSport photos 

Summer Bird to
stand for $15,000

LAST season's US champion three-year-old colt, Belmont Stakes winner Summer Bird, will stand his first season at Pauls Mill in Kentucky next year at $15,000. One of two US Classic winners from the first crop of Birdstone, Summer Bird was retired earlier this season as the winner of four races and $2,323,040 in earnings.

Pauls Mill also announced that Bellamy Road, whose first crop of two-year-0lds contains this season's Grade 2 Adironack Stakes winner Position Limit, is unchanged at $10,000. 

Breeders' Cup Mile hero Artie Schiller, who was represented by his first stakes winner, Anne's Beauty, on Sunday, has been dropped to $10,000 while July Cup runner-up US Ranger has been halved to $5,000.

"Our mission at Pauls Mill is to shower breeders with stud fee value and personal attention," said Ben Walden, owner of Pauls Mills. "To that end our 2011 fees speak for themselves, but
Summer Bird's introductory fee breaks all the rules."

 Name  2010 fee  2011 fee
 Artie Schiller  $15,000  $10,000
 Bellamy Road  $10,000  $10,000
 * Summer Bird  n/a  $15,000
 US Ranger  $10,000  $5,000





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