The Big Beast Leads 2018 Ocala Stud Roster

by | 11.14.2017 | 3:19pm
The Big Beast, who stands at Ocala Stud

Ocala Stud has set stud fees for its 11-stallion roster for 2018, led again by Canadian Horse of the Year Uncaptured and Grade 1 winner The Big Beast who will both stand for a fee of $6,000 S&N.

Uncaptured has been Florida's most popular stallion in recent years, covering a state-high 140 mares in 2017. The multiple Graded stakes-winning millionaire by Lion Heart was represented by his first crop of yearlings in 2017, which averaged $37,046 at the sales and included a $170,000 filly at OBS October. The Big Beast, by former Florida champion freshman sire Yes It's True, was represented by his first crop of weanlings this year, including a $40,000 colt at Keeneland November.

Florida's second most-popular stallion in 2017 proved to be first-year sire Jess's Dream, who bred 122 mares. The regally-bred son of two Horse of the Year winners – Curlin and Rachel Alexandra – will head into his second season at stud in 2018 with his fee unchanged at $5,000 S&N.

Ocala Stud welcomes two new Grade 1-winning stallions to its 2018 roster – Greenpointcrusader and Noble Bird. Greenpointcrusader, Bernardini's winner of the Champagne S. (G1) as a 2-year-old, will stand his first season for $5,000 S&N. Noble Bird, the millionaire multiple Graded stakes winner who scored his biggest win in the Stephen Foster H. (G1), will also stand for an introductory fee of $5,000 S&N.

Ocala Stud's full 2018 roster with fees are as follows:

Stallion 2018 Stands and Nurses Fee
Adios Charlie $3,000
Awesome of Course $4,000
Fort Loudon $2,500
Greenpointcrusader – NEW $5,000
Hear No Evil $2,500
In Summation $2,500
Jess's Dream $5,000
Noble Bird – NEW $5,000
Prospective $3,000
The Big Beast $6,000
Uncaptured $6,000
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