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A.P. Indy beats Pleasant Tap in the 1992 Breeders' Cup Classic. Both stand at Lane's End Farm, and both have had their fees cut for 2009

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Gloomy economy forces Lane's End fee changes

LANE'S END has responded to the economic crisis and the weakened bloodstock market by reducing the 2009 fees it had announced for its stallions earlier this month.

The William Farish-owned farm, which recently confirmed it would stand Dubai World Cup winner Curlin, had originally released its fees for next year on November 4 – two days into the 15-day long Keeneland November breeding stock sale which subsequently concluded with a 46 per cent drop in turnover.

The most notable fee cuts have been applied to A.P. Indy, who is reduced to $250,000 having stood at $300,000 every season since 2002, and Curlin’ssire Smart Strike, whose fee has been adjusted downwards by $25,000.

Kingmambo, now the stud's joint-dearest stallion, and Lemon Drop Kid are among the sires whose fees have not been altered.

Farish said: “After reviewing the recent yearling and mixed sales results, as well as the current economic environment, I am announcing a further reduction in many of our 2009 stud fees for the Lane’s End stallions and we will be offering “stands and nurses” on all stallions.

“Lane’s End has always carefully monitored the size of our stallions’ books and, in an effort to increase market value for our clients, we will remain sensitive to this issue.”

The stud also confirmed that all existing contracts would be adjusted to reflect the new fees.


Lane's End Fees 2009
Stallion Original 2009 Fee Revised 2009 Fee
A.P. Indy 300,000 250,000
After Market 30,000 25,000
Aragorn 20,000 15,000
Belong To Me 10,000 10,000
City Zip 15,000 12,500
Dixieland Band 30,000 20,000
Dixie Union 40,000 35,000
Gulch 20,000 20,000
Kingmambo 250,000 250,000
Langfuhr 25,000 20,000
Lemon Drop Kid 50,000 50,000
Mineshaft 40,000 30,000
Mingun 5,000 5,000
Pleasantly Perfect 20,000 15,000
Pleasant Tap 15,000 12,500
Rock Hard Ten 40,000 30,000
Smart Strike 150,000 125,000
Stephen Got Even 10,000 7,500
Wando 5,000 5,000
War Pass 30,0000 30,000





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