October 17th, 2016

Claiborne Announces 2017 Stud Fees

Paris, KY – Stud fees for Claiborne Farm’s 2017 stallion roster have been released. Among the ten stallions currently standing at the Hancock family’s historic farm in Paris, KY, is international supersire War Front. Currently the world’s leading sire of two-year-olds, War Front will stand for $250,000 in 2017, up from $200,000 this year.

“War Front’s progeny continue to dominate worldwide at the highest levels, both on the racetrack and in the sale rings,” said Claiborne Farm representative Bernie Sams. “From a breeder’s perspective, he offers the chance to hit the jackpot. Whether it’s a Grade 1 winner at Ascot, a Breeders’ Cup champion, or a seven-figure sale topper here in the States, anything is possible.”

Two other Claiborne stallions who will see a slight rise in stud fees next year are Algorithms and Flatter. Algorithms, the undefeated Graded Stakes-winning son of Bernardini, will stand for $7,500 in 2017, up from $5,000. His 2nd-crop yearlings were well received at the recent Keeneland September Sale, with three yearlings bringing over $200,000, well above his stud fee. Among Algorithms three stakes horses this year is talented juvenile Recruiting Ready, runner-up in the Bashford Manor (Gr.3) and placed in the Iroquois Stakes (Gr.3).

Flatter, the proven son of A.P. Indy will stand for $35,000 in 2017, up from $30,000. This year, Flatter is among North America’s leading sires with 6 Graded Stakes Horses. Only Tapit, War Front, and Bernardini have more. Flatter is the sire of five graded stakes winners in 2016, including Upstart, Kobe’s Back, Ami’s Flatter, and Grade 1 winners Paola Queen and Taris.

2017 Claiborne Farm Stud Fees
Algorithms (Bernardini – Ava Knowsthecode) – $7,500
Blame (Arch – Liable) – $25,000
Data Link (War Front – Database) – $7,500
First Samurai (Giant’s Causeway – Freddie Frisson) – $15,000
Flatter (A.P. Indy – Praise) – $35,000
Lea (First Samurai – Greenery) – $12,500
Orb (Malibu Moon – Lady Liberty) – $25,000
Stroll (Pulpit – Maid for Walking (GB)) – $5,000
Trappe Shot (Tapit – Shopping) – $7,500
War Front (Danzig – Starry Dreamer) – $250,000

(All stud fees payable Live Foal Stands & Nurses)

Questions? Contact Bernie Sams (859) 987-2330

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