Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud has announced stud fees for the 2019 breeding season, though the fee for the high-flying first-crop sire, Cairo Prince, will be determined following the upcoming Breeders' Cup Championship weekend at Churchill Downs.
New to the Airdrie Stud roster, McCraken (by Ghostzapper) will stand for $10,000 stands and nurses, as will his immediate predecessors American Freedom (to stud in 2018), Upstart (2017) and Summer Front (2016).
Creative Cause, a leading third crop sire by virtually any measure, will remain at $20,000 SN having bred his biggest and best book of mares at that price in 2018. Include, a mainstay in the Woodford Co. stud barn will remain at $7,500 SN.
Mark Valeski, by the late Proud Citizen, and sire of exciting first-crop 2-year-olds including Network Effect, will once again have his stud fee listed as Private.
“We have a young, growing stallion roster that enjoys the tremendous support of loyal commercial breeders and end-users, as well as our own broodmare band” said Cormac Breathnach, Airdrie's director of stallion nominations. “Each year, our new stallions have been extremely well received by the market, and we are excited to now offer McCraken, Ghostzapper's best son to retire to Kentucky. Creative Cause continues to go from strength to strength, and Cairo Prince's star is rising still. It is a very exciting time.”
2019 Roster & Fees (all fees on Stands & Nurses terms*)
American Freedom – $10,000
Cairo Prince – TBD
Creative Cause – $20,000
Include – $7,500
Mark Valeski – Private
McCraken – $10,000**
Summer Front – $10,000
Upstart – $10,000
*As in prior years, 5% discount applies for payment by Nov 1 of year bred, on LF terms
**New for 2019
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