WinStar Farm sets 2013 stud fees
Monday, November 05, 2012

WinStar Farm announced fees for its 2013 stallion roster, led by leading sire Distorted Humor, who will stand for $100,000 S&N, as well as new Grade 1-winning additions for 2013: Bodemeister and Gemologist.

Distorted Humor, the 2011 Leading General Sire, is enjoying another great year in 2012, both as a sire and sire of sires. He's again one of the leading General Sires in North America in 2012 with 16 stakes winners, and ranks as the No. 1 active sire by yearling average in 2012 with a $316,053 average.

Bodemeister and Gemologist were leading 3-year-olds of 2012, and both retire to stud after impressive campaigns that saw both win major Grade 1 events. Bodemeister was the runaway winner of the $1 million Arkansas Derby (G1), before finishing a close runner-up in the Kentucky Derby (G1) after setting historic early fractions, and runner-up in the Preakness S. (G1). The son of Empire Maker will stand for $30,000 S&N.

Gemologist also won a major Triple Crown prep race when he defeated Alpha in the $1 million Wood Memorial (G1), starting his career a perfect 5-for-5. The son of Tiznow was an undefeated 2-year-old last year, which included a win in the Kentucky Jockey Club S. (G2) to make him an early winter book choice for the Kentucky Derby. He will stand his first season for $15,000 S&N.

The only fees to change are those for Speightstown and Harlan's Holiday, both of whom are enjoying tremendous years on the track and at the sales in 2012. Speightstown is a leading 2012 General Sire with 20 stakes winners, including two Grade 1 winners. He will stand for $60,000 S&N.

Harlan's Holiday is North America's No. 1 Juvenile Sire of 2012 from a 2-year-old crop that includes five stakes winners to date, led by undefeated multiple Grade 1 winner Shanghai Bobby. Recent winner of the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), Shanghai Bobby is the Eclipse Champion Pro-Tem for 2012 among 2-year-old males.

WinStar Farm is also on the cusp of opening a new state-of-the-art 18-stall stallion complex that is set to debut in 2013 and serve as home for all WinStar stallions going forward.

“We couldn't be more proud of the WinStar stallions and their continued success across the board, both on the racetrack and in the sales ring,” said Elliott Walden, WinStar President & CEO. “We're thrilled to be just a couple of months away from opening our new state-of-the-art stallion facility, and do so while bringing in exciting new stallions such as Bodemeister and Gemologist to compliment our accomplished existing roster. These are exciting times, and the future is bright at WinStar.”

The full roster of stallions for 2013, along with fees, are listed below. All fees are stands and nurses.

  • Artie Schiller $10,000 S&N
  • Bodemeister $25,000 S&N
  • Carpe Diem $25,000 S&N
  • Commissioner $7,500 S&N
  • Congrats $20,000 S&N
  • Constitution $25,000 S&N
  • Daredevil $7,500 S&N
  • Distorted Humor $80,000 S&N
  • Exaggerator $30,000 S&N
  • Fed Biz $10,000 S&N
  • Gemologist $25,000 S&N
  • More Than Ready $60,000 S&N
  • Outwork $15,000 S&N
  • Overanalyze $10,000 S&N
  • Paynter $20,000 S&N
  • Pioneerof the Nile
  • Revolutionary $7,500 S&N
  • Speightster $10,000 S&N
  • Speightstown $100,000 S&N
  • Super Saver $50,000 S&N
  • Tiznow $60,000 S&N
  • Tourist $12,500 S&N
  • Stallion

    Stands & Nurses Fee

    Artie Schiller

    $10,000

    Bellamy Road

    $20,000

    Bodemeister

    $30,000

    Colonel John

    $15,000

    Distorted Humor

    $100,000

    Drosselmeyer

    $17,500

    Gemologist

    $15,000

    Harlan's Holiday

    $35,000

    Hold Me Back

    $6,000

    Sidney's Candy

    $15,000

    Speightstown

    $60,000

    Spring At Last

    $15,000

    Summer Bird

    $15,000

    Super Saver

    $20,000

    Take Charge Indy

    To Be Determined

    Tiznow 

    $75,000

    U S Ranger

    $5,000 

    One Liner shines in $500,000 Southwest S. (G3) spotlight title=
    One Liner

    One Liner shines in $500,000 Southwest S. (G3) spotlight

    One Liner came to Oaklawn Park for his first stakes outing in the $500,000 Southwest S., and the 3-year-old colt thrust himself squarely into the 2017 Kentucky Derby (G1) discussion with a 3 1/2-length victory...

    [read more]

    Appalachian Gem scores by 3 in Oaklawn MdSpWt title=
    Gemologist

    Appalachian Gem scores by 3 in Oaklawn MdSpWt

    Gemologist, a top-three Second-Crop sire of 2017, got his eighth winner of the year on Monday at Oaklawn Park when Appalachian Gem tallied a three-length maiden special weight score...

    [read more]

    Astonishing stretch run carries Bodemeister filly to victory title=
    Bodemeister

    Astonishing stretch run carries Bodemeister filly to victory

    Graceful Heart had seemingly nowhere to run at the top of the Tampa Bay Downs turf course stretch, but the 3-year-old daughter of Bodemeister found her way...

    [read more]

    Daria's Angel flies high in Fair Grounds MdSpWt title=
    Gemologist

    Daria's Angel flies high in Fair Grounds MdSpWt

    Gemologist got his third and most impressive maiden winner of the week on Saturday at Fair Grounds...

    [read more]

    O Dionysus powers to victory in Miracle Wood S. title=
    Bodemeister

    O Dionysus powers to victory in Miracle Wood S.

    Bodemeister's 3-year-old colt O Dionysus is now a two-time stakes winner following his three-length tally in Saturday's $75,000 Miracle Wood S. at Laurel Park...

    [read more]

    Two turns suits latest Bodemeister winner title=
    Bodemeister

    Two turns suits latest Bodemeister winner

    Dharmaster made his two-turn debut Feb. 17 at Laurel Park, with the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister coming away with a one-length victory...

    [read more]

    Star Breeder of the Month: Santa Rosa Partners

    Star Breeder of the Month: Santa Rosa Partners

    Santa Rosa Partners is the breeder of up-and-coming 3-year-old colt Always Dreaming, who vaulted...

    [read more]

    Tiznow blue blood sparkles at Fair Grounds title=
    Tiznow

    Tiznow blue blood sparkles at Fair Grounds

    Tour de Force turned in his second straight commanding victory on Feb. 16 when the Tiznow colt tallied a 3 1/4-length victory in a one mile and 70 yard allowance...

    [read more]

    Diamond Gem sparkles at Gulfstream Park title=
    Gemologist

    Diamond Gem sparkles at Gulfstream Park

    Gemologist's latest winner Diamond Gem repelled a stiff challenge by Switzerland to win a Feb. 15 Gulfstream Park maiden special weight affair by a hard-fought length...

    [read more]

    Bodemeister firster battles to MdSpWt tally title=
    Bodemeister

    Bodemeister firster battles to MdSpWt tally

    Johnny Hop got a stiff challenge from Honor the Fleet in Laurel Park stretch, with the 3-year-old son of Bodemeister holding off his foe to win his maiden special weight debut...

    [read more]