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Ashford Stud increases Scat Daddy covering fee

COOLMORE'S American arm, Ashford Stud in Kentucky, has released its fees for next year.

Sophomore stallion Scat Daddy, whose sire Johannesburg was sold by Ashford Stud to Japan three years ago, has had his fee increased to $30,000 from $17,500 this year.

Scat Daddy's first crop contains American Oaks heroine Lady Of Shamrock, UAE Derby winner Daddy Long Legs and Pennsylvania Derby scorer Handsome Mike.

The only other Ashford Stud stallion receiving a fee increase in 2013 is Majestic Warrior, a son of A.P. Indy whose first crop of two-year-olds has yielded 22 winners. He moves to $12,500 from $10,000.

Breeders' Cup Juvenile winner Hansen retires to Ashford Stud next year at a fee of $12,500, while the farm's other newcomer Stay Thirsty will have his fee announced at a later date.

Multiple North American champion sire Giant's Causeway has had his fee held at $85,000, while Irish Derby winner Cape Blanco, North America's busiest stallion in his first year at stud this spring, is also left unchanged at $17,500.

Kentucky Derby winner Fusaichi Pegasus, who retired to Ashford Stud at a fee of $150,000 in 2001, has had his fee halved to $7,500 from $15,000.

Ashford Stud fees 2013 (2012 fees in brackets)

Cape Blanco             $17,500   ($17,500)
Dunkirk                      $10,000  ($10,000)
Fusaichi Pegasus     $7,500    ($15,000) 
Giant's Causeway     $85,000    ($85,000)
Hansen                         $12,500  (n/a)
Lookin At Lucky      $25,000  ($30,000)
Majestic Warrior      $12,500   ($10,000)
Munnings                    $10,000   ($10,000)
Scat Daddy                 $30,000   ($17,500)
Stay Thirsty               TBA
Tale Of The Cat          $25,000   ($30,000)
Thunder Gulch          $10,000   ($10,000)
Uncle Mo                     $35,000   ($35,000) 

 

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