Vinery slashes stud fees
VINERY has announced its stud fees for 2009. Most of the stallions on its Kentucky roster have been the subject of a substantial price cut.
Grade 1 winner Stormello, a new recruit to Vinery in 2008, has had his fee halved, from $15,000 to $7,500. Yonaguska, who was retired to Vinery in 2003, has also had his fee reduced by 50 per cent, from $10,000 to $5,000.
The stud's headline stallion More Than Ready has had his fee reduced from $60,000 to $45,000.
Others whose fees have been cut are 2007 champion freshman sire Posse ($30,000 to $20,000), Silver Train ($25,000 to $17,500), Purge ($20,000 to $12,500), and Limehouse ($15,000 to $10,000).
Repent has had his fee increased from $5,000 to $7,500, while the fee for Pure Prize remains unaltered at $12,500.
Multiple Graded winner Kodiak Kowboy, a son of Posse, will stand at Vinery in 2009 after his retirement from racing. No fee has been announced.
Most of Vinery's Florida-based stallions have also had their fees cut. Congrats is down from $12,500 to $10,000; Peace Rules is down from $12,500 to $7,500; Pomeroy is down from $10,000 to $8,000; and Alke is down from $4,000 to $3,000.
The fee for D'Wildcat has been left unchanged at $6,500.