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THE FACTOR (Martin Garcia) winning at Santa Anita

The Factor: one of two Grade 1 winners sired by the exciting War Front

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Claiborne quadruples stud fee for War Front

CLAIBORNE Farm in Kentucky has increased the stud fee for its breakthrough second-season sire War Front for next year.

The nine-year-old son of Danzig will stand in 2012 at $60,000, four times his fee this year of $15,000. The price-hike makes him Claiborne's most expensive stallion.

War Front has enjoyed a standout year, siring two Grade 1 winners - The Factor in the Pat O'Brien Stakes and Summer Soiree in the Del Mar Oaks.

The stallion is also responsible for Grade 2 scorers Soldat and State Of Play, as well as Chinglis, Great Mills, Tensas Punch, Snow Fall and Warning Flag, who have struck at Grade 3 level.

War Front was the fifth leading sire at this year's Keeneland September Yearling Sale, with 15 sold at an average of $233,867.

Elsewhere on the Claiborne roster, First Samurai and Stroll will stand at reduced fees next year. First Samurai's fee has been cut from $25,000 to $15,000, while Stroll's fee has been reduced from $7,500 to $5,000.

All other Claiborne stallions have had their fees left unaltered:  Pulpit at $50,000, Arch at $30,000, Blame at $35,000, Eddington at $5,000, Horse Greeley at $5,000, and Parading at $3,500. A fee for Flatter will be announced later.




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