Curlin: the son of Smart Strike stands at Lane's End Farm in KentuckyPICTURE: Harry How/Getty Images
Curlin stud fee cut by a third for 2010
MULTIPLE Group/Grade 1 winner Curlin has had the covering fee for his second season at stud this year reduced by a third from $60,000 to $40,000.
The son of Smart Strike,whose seven top-flight victories included the Breeders' Cup Classic and Dubai World Cup, was retired to Lane's End Farm in Kentucky last year.
His first foal, a half-sister to Grade 1 Spinaway Stakes heroine Appealing Zophie, was reported earlier this month.
Curlin's majority owner Jess Jackson said in a statement: "We know that times are tough for our friends in the breeding business.
"To continue to attract the best book of mares for Curlin and further help our breeders, we have decided to lower Curlin's fee for the 2010 breeding season to $40,000."