Airdrie Stud’s 2020 Roster Led By Cairo Prince At $25,000

by | 10.17.2019 | 3:33pm
Cairo Prince

Brereton C. Jones' Airdrie Stud has announced stud fees for their roster for the 2020 breeding season.

New stallion Preservationist, a Grade 1-winning millionaire son of Arch, will stand for $10,000 and joins a young roster headlined by Cairo Prince (Pioneerof the Nile) whose fee will remain at $25,000 for a third consecutive year. Cairo Prince's first crop of 3-year-olds includes six stakes winners, three of which have won at the graded level, putting him at the head of the second-crop sires list by both measures.

Creative Cause (Giant's Causeway), sire of the leading turf filly Significant Form and among the leading fourth-crop sires by every important metric, will stand for $15,000 in 2020.

Last season's popular incoming freshmen, Collected (City Zip) and McCraken (Ghostzapper), will remain at their initial stud fees of $17,500 and $10,000, respectively. American Freedom (Pulpit), whose first crop of foals will visit the sales ring this fall, will remain at $10,000, as will Upstart (Flatter) whose first yearlings include 15 individual six-figure sellers topped by a $510,000 Saratoga colt.

First-crop stallion Summer Front (War Front), the sire of Fighting Seabee who won Saratoga's Grade 3 3 With Anticipation Stakes, will also remain at $10,000.

The evergreen Include (Broad Brush), sire of the earners of almost $50 million, will remain at $7,500 and Mark Valeski, an emerging son of the late Proud Citizen, will stand for $2,500.

“We take pride in providing value to our supporting breeders” said Cormac Breathnach, Airdrie's director of stallion nominations, “and we are confident that that will be the case in 2020 for commercial breeders as well as for end-users. Each of our last three incoming stallions has led his class by ROI at the weanling sales, averaging 6-8 times the stud fee, and from what we have seen and heard of American Freedom's first crop, he has every chance to continue that streak this fall. Cairo Prince's prolific success from his debut $10,000 crop bodes extremely well for his future with his more expensively-bred crops to come. And we feel that Creative Cause offers excellent value at $15,000 for a young Grade 1-producing sire with his bloodlines and versatility.”

Stallion – Fee
American Freedom – $10,000
Cairo Prince – $25,000
Collected – $17,500
Creative Cause – $15,000
Include – $7,500
Mark Valeski – $2,500
McCraken – $10,000
Preservationist (NEW) – $10,000
Summer Front – $10,000
Upstart – $10,000

As in prior years, 5 percent discount applies for payment by Nov. 1 of year bred, on LF terms (excluding Mark Valeski)

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