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Zensational: the crack sprinter will commence stud duties at a fee of $25k

  PICTURE: Edward Whitaker  

Hill 'n' Dale Farm announces 2010 fees

JOHN Sikura's Hill 'n' Dale Farm in Kentucky has published the fees for its stallion roster in 2010.

Most of the operation's stallions are the subject of fee reductions, including the farm's most expensive resident, Stormy Atlantic, who has been cut from $45,000 in 2009 to $35,000, and Closing Argument, whose first crop are two-year-olds and who has had his fee slashed by more than half, from $12,500 to$5,000.

Only Roman Ruler, currently second in the leading US freshman sire rankings by progeny earnings, and Midnight Lute and Indygo Shiner, who were new additions to the Hill 'n' Dale roster this year, have escaped fee reductions.

Zensational, a triple Grade 1 winner by Unbridled's Song, will stand his first season at stud at Hill 'n' Dale next year at a fee of $25,000.

HILL 'N' DALE FEES ($)
Stallion 2009 2010
Closing Argument 12,500 5,000
El Corredor 25,000 15,000
Grand Reward 8,500 6,500
Harlington 10,000 8,500
Heatseeker 20,000 15,000
Indygo Shiner 7,500 7,500
Midnight Lute 20,000 20,000
Mutakddim 12,500 10,000
Roman Ruler 20,000 20,000
Seeking The Dia 10,000 7,500
Stormy Atlantic 45,000 35,000
Zensational n/a 25,000
 

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