Adena Springs announces 2013 stud fees
Frank Stronach's Adena Springs Farm has announced 2013 stud fees for 18 stallions standing in Kentucky, New York and Ontario, Canada. All 2013 seasons are being offered on Stands and Nurses terms.
The Kentucky roster is lead by Awesome Again, who will stand the 2013 season for a $75,000 fee. He's the co-leading active sire of Breeders' Cup winners with four and ranks among the active leaders with 12 career Grade 1 winners, including Game on Dude and Paynter in 2012. Awesome Again's Horse of the Year son Ghostzapper is in the midst of his best year as a stallion with 14 stakes winners and 10 graded winners, ranking second behind only Giant's Causeway in that category. The 2012 Hall of Fame inductee will stand for a $40,000 fee.
Macho Uno, whose multiple graded stakes-winning son Mucho Macho Man ran a game second in the Breeders' Cup Classic (G1), will stand for $20,000. Among Macho Uno's other 2012 graded winners are Hollywood Oaks (G2) winner Potesta and West Virginia Derby (G2) victor Macho Macho. The Adena Springs Kentucky roster is rounded out by 5-time Grade 1 winner Einstein ($7,500), Kentucky Derby winner Giacomo ($5,000) and his multiple Grade 1-winning half-brother winner Tiago ($3,500), who returns to service after missing 2012 to recover from colic surgery.
The Adena Springs Canada roster features three of the Top 10 sires in Canada and the country's top Second Crop sire. Milwaukee Brew ($10,000), North Light ($7,500) and Sligo Bay ($6,000) all rank among the Top 10 General Sires in Canada and North Light is also the leading sire of stakes winners in Ontario and the #1 Turf sire in Canada. Silent Name ($5,000) ranks as the clear #1 Canadian Second Crop sire in 2012 with over $1.5 million in progeny earnings. Also standing at Adena Springs Canada are Giant Gizmo ($4,000), Plan ($4,000), Mast Track ($2,500), Showing Up ($2,500), Singing Saint ($2,500), and Musketier ($2,500), who will stand his first season in 2013.
Belmont Stakes (G1) winner Touch Gold ($7,500) and Breeders' Cup Classic (G1) winner Alphabet Soup ($6,000) represent Adena Springs in New York. Both stand at McMahon Thoroughbreds of Saratoga and both rank among the Empire State's Top 10 sires in 2012. Touch Gold is the leading New York sire by lifetime Grade 1 winners and Alphabet Soup is the sire of 44 stakes winners and the earners of over $36 million.
(All stud fees on Stands and Nurses terms)
Adena Springs Kentucky
Awesome Again $75,000
Macho Uno $20,000
Adena Springs Canada
Milwaukee Brew $10,000
North Light $7,500
Sligo Bay $6,000
Silent Name $5,000
Giant Gizmo $4,000
Singing Saint $2,500
Showing Up $2,500
Mast Track $2,500
Adena Springs New York (Standing at McMahon Thoroughbreds of Saratoga)
Touch Gold $7,500
Alphabet Soup $6,000