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Gainesway Farm releases 2009 stud fees

GAINESWAY Farm has announced its nomination fees for 2009. All but two of the Kentucky stud's stallions have been the subject of a price reduction.

Tapit, currently the leading first-season sire in the US with 19 individual winners including the impressive Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies heroine Stardom Bound, has had his fee increased from $12,500 this year to $35,000.

His fellow freshman sire, Birdstone, will stand at the same fee next year as in 2008 – $10,000.

Mr. Greeley, sire of Finsceal Beo, Reel Buddy and Saoirse Abu, has had his fee cut by a fifth, from $125,000 to $100,000.

Every other stallion on the Gainesway roster will also stand at reduced fees next year. Afleet Alex is down from $40,000 to $25,000; Corinthian has had his fee adjusted downwards from $40,000 to $30,000; and Cuvee is down from $10,000 to $6,500.

Orientate's fee has been slashed from $25,000 to $17,500, exactly the same adjustment made to Smoke Glacken's fee.

Strategic Mission's fee has dropped from $7,500 to $4,000, and Whywhywhy, who stood at $10,000 this year, will stand at $7,500 in 2009.




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