WinStar Farm sets 2013 stud fees
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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.

El Prado / Hidden Light
Quality Sire - Gr. 1 Horses On Every Surface
Fee: TBA
Concerto / Hurry Home Hillary
The Fast Track to Stakes Success
Fee: TBA
Empire Maker / Untouched Talent
Brilliant by Design
Fee: TBA
Tiznow / Sweet Damsel
Top-Ranked Sophomore Sire of Winners
Fee: TBA
A.P. Indy / Praise
Champion Sire by A.P. Indy
Fee: TBA
Forty Niner / Danzig's Beauty
A Great Sire
Fee: TBA
Distorted Humor / Golden Ballet
Distorted Humor’s most accomplished son
Fee: TBA
Speightstown / Renfro Valley Star
The Fastest Son of Speightstown
Fee: TBA
Tiznow / Crystal Shard
The Speed, Looks and Class of TIZNOW
Fee: TBA
Giant's Causeway / Restraint
One of America's Best Freshman Sires!
Fee: TBA
Posse / Kokadrie
Already Sire of SEVEN Stakes Horses!
Fee: TBA
Vindication / Silvery Swan
$4.6M Yearling, G1 Juvenile, Brilliant Sire
Fee: TBA
Southern Halo / Woodman's Girl
International Superstar
Fee: TBA
Dixie Union / Unacloud
G1 winner at 3, Multiple G2 winner at 2
Fee: TBA
Awesome Again / Tizso
Awesome Again's Fastest G1 Son Entering Stud in 2014
Fee: TBA
Empire Maker / Star of Goshen
Empire Maker's Most Accomplished Son
Fee: TBA
War Pass / Runup the Colors
Striking Individual, Deep Bloodline, Classic Racehorse
Fee: TBA
Candy Ride (ARG) / Fair Exchange
Candy Ride's Most Brilliant Son
Fee: TBA
Gone West / Silken Cat
The HOTTEST Sire in Town
Fee: TBA
Silver Deputy / Winter's Gone
Sire of a Champion in His First Crop!
Fee: TBA
Street Cry (IRE) / Squall Linda
Fee: TBA
Maria's Mon / Supercharger
Super Start to His Stud Career
Fee: TBA
A.P. Indy / Take Charge Lady
G1 Winner, By a Horse of the Year, out of a Broodmare of the Year
Fee: TBA
Cee's Tizzy / Cee's Song
The Big Horse Sire
Fee: TBA
Danzig / My Annette
Champion Miler by DANZIG - Already Three GSWs!
Fee: TBA


Stands & Nurses Fee

Artie Schiller


Bellamy Road




Colonel John


Distorted Humor






Harlan's Holiday


Hold Me Back


Sidney's Candy




Spring At Last


Summer Bird


Super Saver


Take Charge Indy

To Be Determined



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