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Stay Thirsty wins Travers Stakes

Stay Thirsty: the Travers Stakes winner is a flagbearer for Bernardini

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Bernardini fee doubled to $150,000 at Jonabell

DARLEY'S American arm has doubled the 2012 covering fee for its star sophomore sire Bernardini from $75,000 to $150,000.

Bernardini has enjoyed a fine year, with son Stay Thirsty winning the Grade 1 Travers Stakes and To Honor And Serve, Theyskens' Theory, Alpha and Arthur's Tale performing well in top-classcompany.

The son of A.P. Indy was also chosen as the first mate for superstar racemare Zenyatta in the spring.

Bernardini's fee increase makes him Jonabell Farm's joint-most expensive sire with Zenyatta's sire Street Cry.

Fees for Medaglia D'Oro and Elusive Quality remain unchanged at $100,000 and $50,000, while Hard Spun, whose first crop of juveniles include stakes-winners Red Duke, Hard Not To Like and Yvete Sangalo, has had an increase from $30,000 to $40,000.

Jonabell Farm, Kentucky

Bernardini $150,000 (up from $75,000)

Street Cry $150,000 (unchanged)

Medaglia D'Oro $100,000 (unchanged)

Elusive Quality $50,000 (unchanged)

Hard Spun $40,000 (up from $30,000)

Street Sense $40,000 (unchanged)

Lonhro $30,000 (NEW)

Any GivenSaturday $15,000 (down from $20,000)

Quiet American $15,000

Street Boss $15,000 (down from $17,500)

Discreet Cat $12,500 (down from $17,500)

Henny Hughes $12,500 (unchanged)

Midshipman $12,500 (down from $15,000)

Rockport Harbor $12,500 (unchanged)

Desert Party $10,000 (unchanged)

Holy Bull $10,000 (unchanged)

Regal Ransom $7,500 (NEW)

Sequel Stallions, New York

Girolamo $15,000 (NEW)




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