Claiborne Farm in Paris, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 2024 stallion roster, led by global stalwart WAR FRONT at $100,000.
WAR FRONT remains a perennial force in the auction ring, selling yearlings this season for up to $800,000. On the racetrack, WAR FRONT is a top-10 North American sire this season by percentage of black type winners from starters (6.9%), black type performers from starters (11.8%) and total graded stakes winners (six).
War Front’s Preakness Stakes (G1)-winning son WAR OF WILL will stand for $25,000. His first yearlings were received well at auction, with an average sale price of $120,132, selling up to $650,000.
Eclipse Award winner BLAME will also stand for $25,000. In addition to siring top runners including Grade 1 winner Wet Paint, Blame has emerged as an important broodmare sire. Led by champion Forte, Blame has 12 percent stakes horses from starters, the highest percentage of any broodmare sire with 100 or more starters.
Met Mile (G1) winner SILVER STATE will stand for $15,000. His first weanlings will arrive at auction this fall.
Champion sprinter RUNHAPPY will stand for $10,000, with a slate of runners in 2023 led by Grade 1 winner Nutella Fella and Grade 2 winner Smile Happy.
Dual-surface Grade 1 winner CATHOLIC BOY will also stand for $10,000. His first crop of juveniles have already shown they’re ready to go long, with his average progeny winning distance of 7.26 furlongs leading all freshman sires.
Veteran sire FIRST SAMURAI will once again stand for $7,500, led by Grade 2-placed Synthesis, who has earned over $648,000 over the course of his career.
First Samurai’s son LEA will stand for a private fee, with a resume of recent runners that includes Grade 3 winner Poppy Flower.
DEMARCHELIER (GB) will have his fee announced at a later time. The only son of top international sire Dubawi standing in Kentucky has gotten off the mark quickly with his first 2-year-olds, leading all freshman sires by black type performers on turf (two) and average winning distance over turf (8.05 furlongs).
MASTERY has been relocated to Lex Stud in Japan.
Following is a full list of Claiborne Farm’s 2024 roster and fees:
Blame – $25,000
Catholic Boy – $10,000
Demarchelier (GB) – TBD
First Samurai – $7,500
Lea – Private
Runhappy – $10,000
Silver State – $15,000
War Front – $100,000
War of Will – $25,000