Paris, KY –The Hancock family’s Claiborne Farm announced 2022 stud fees today for their stallion roster at the Paris, Ky-based farm.
Internationally acclaimed sire WAR FRONT again heads all Claiborne stallions with a stud fee of $100,000. The son of Danzig has had another strong year around the world with his 10 stakes winners led by Group 1 winner Homesman and four other Grade 1 performers worldwide. A stallion who has had stakes performers in six major countries this year, he again sees his 2-year-olds performing at a high standard, with the group including Pilgrim Stakes (G2) winner Annapolis, Summer Stakes (G1) runner-up Grafton Street, and Ancient Rome who placed in the Prix Jean-Luc Lagardere (G1).
An emerging sire of sires, WAR FRONT is North America’s #1 sire by percentage of lifetime stakes winners, graded stakes winners, and Grade 1 winners. WAR FRONT also continues to be a hit in the sales ring with multiple million-dollar yearlings this year taking him to 29 seven-figure yearlings with his 2021 group led by a $1.2 million filly.
Standing alongside his famous sire is dual-surface star WAR OF WILL. This classic-winning son of War Front captured four graded stakes victories during his career, including the Maker’s Mark Mile (G1) at Keeneland on turf and the Preakness Stakes (G1) on dirt. 2022 will be his second year at stud for $25,000.
Already the sire of multiple champions, FLATTER has had one of his best years in 2021 and will command a fee of $35,000 next season. FLATTER is the sire of 120 stakes performers and nearly 60 stakes winners with over $80 million in progeny earnings to date. This year alone, the prolific A.P. Indy son has sired six stakes winners and 11 stakes horses led by the Grade 1 winner Search Results.
Champion racehorse BLAME continues to prove year after year that he’s one of the best of his generation with 70 stakes performers and 37 stakes winners – led by five Grade 1 winners. A proven sire in both North America and Europe, his runners this year include French Group 3 winner and €575,000 Arqana Arc Sale purchase Saiydabad with his eleven 2021 stakes performers coming in three different countries. Blame has also been in demand in the sales ring with his yearlings bringing up to $525,000. He will stand for $20,000 in 2022.
CATHOLIC BOY will stand for $20,000 and DEMARCHELIER (GB) will stand for $5,000 on the eve of their highly anticipated first weanlings going through the ring this fall. CATHOLIC BOY is one of only three North American three-year-old colts in history to win Grade 1 events on both dirt and turf. Supported by top breeders around the world, the regally-bred graded stakes winner DEMARCHELIER (GB) is the only son of the great Dubawi (Ire) standing in Kentucky.
Champion Sprinter RUNHAPPY has been a leading second crop sire this year and will stand in 2022 for $12,500. The sire of nine stakes performers and five stakes winners, his runners are led by Vosburgh Stakes (G2) winner Following Sea. RUNHAPPY has also proven to be a top sire of juveniles this year with his 37.5% 2-year-old winners to runners. Included in his group of juveniles are stakes winners Runup, Happy Soul, and Run To Daylight.
Two exciting new stallions join Claiborne’s roster this year in PERFORMER and SILVER STATE.
Undefeated as a 3-year-old, Phipps homebred PERFORMER is by emerging sire-of-sires Speightstown and from the family of champion Storm Flag Flying and Hall of Fame mare Personal Ensign. A multiple graded stakes winner, PERFORMER proved to be a talented racehorse who finished in the money 100% of the time. Among his wins were the Discovery Stakes (G3) and the Fred Hooper (G3) with PERFORMER also placing in the Cigar Mile H. (G1). PERFORMER will stand for $12,500.
A grandson of the great Claiborne stallion Danzig, Metropolitan Handicap (G1) winner SILVER STATE will enter stud at Claiborne in 2022. His stud fee will be announced at a later date. The winner of six consecutive races spanning 2020 and 2021, he has won or placed in eight stakes races in his career for over $1.9 million in earnings. SILVER STATE is now aiming for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1).
See Claiborne’s full stallion roster and 2022 stud fees below:
Arch—Liable, by Seeking the Gold
More Than Ready – Song of Bernadette, by Bernardini
Dubawi (GB) – Loveisallyouneed, by Sadler’s Wells
Giant’s Causeway—Freddie Frisson, by Dixieland Band
A.P. Indy—Praise, by Mr. Prospector
First Samurai—Greenery, by Galileo (IRE)
Candy Ride (ARG)—Steady Course, by Old Trieste
Speightstown – Protesting, by A.P. Indy
Super Saver—Bella Jolie, by Broken Vow
Hard Spun – Supreme, by Empire Maker
Danzig—Starry Dreamer, by Rubiano
War of Will
War Front – Visions of Clarity (IRE), by Sadler’s Wells
(All stud fee payable Live Foal Stands & Nurses)
Questions? Contact Bernie Sams (859) 987-2330