Calumet Farm in Lexington, Ky., has released the advertised fees for its 2019 stallion roster, including newcomer Ransom the Moon.
Ransom the Moon, a son of leading sire Malibu Moon will stand for $7,500 LFSN. As the only Grade 1 winning sprinting son of Malibu Moon to go to stud, Ransom the Moon offers breeders with a dirt-speed option on an incredible sire line. Ransom the Moon has won two G1 races In California, including the 2018 G1 Bing Crosby at Del Mar. In both G1 wins, Ransom the Moon defeated two-time Breeders' Cup Sprint winner and Eclipse champion sprinter Roy H.
A Sam-Son Farm-bred hailing from the female family of G1 winner Countus In, Ransom the Moon offers the breeder a commercial option on an affordable budget:
“He is beautiful, and if he replicates himself we are set. He is about 16.2 hands and has a beautiful neck and topline with a strong hip and hind leg. Looking at his profile, He looks like a classic distance horse but he has the speed to win at six furlongs,” said Jak Knelman
“Ransom the Moon possesses speed, an immense turn of foot and class above all else. Those are the qualities I look for in a top class racehorse. He's one of the most talented horses that I have ever trained,” said trainer Phil D'Amato.
Ransom the Moon joins the Calumet roster headlined by perennial leading sire English Channel, a six time G1 winner and Breeders' Cup Turf champion. English Channel continues to experience great success as a sire with proven runners on both the turf and dirt. This year English Channel has sired 16 individual black type winners with four individual G1 winners in Heart to Heart, Johnny Bear, Channel Maker, and Voodoo Song. His most recent stakes winner, Flying Scotsman, a 2-year-old colt set a new stakes record in the G3 Cecil B. DeMille Stakes at Del Mar. English Channel is one of the best values at stud today.
After Breeding 176 and 125 mares respectively, G1 Travers Stakes winner Keen Ice (by Curlin) and Brazilian Triple Crown winner Bal A Bali (BRZ) (by Put It Back) enter their second year with support of strong first-year books.
Oxbow continues to show great potential with his biggest and best crops yet to come. He bred bigger and better crops each year at stud with next year's 2-year-old crop from 153 bred and his following crop from 187 bred. G2 winner Coach Rocks leads his first crop. Graded stakes winner Oxy Lady has his 2018 2-year-old crop off to a fast start, posting one of the highest 2-year-old Beyer Speed Figures of the year.
“Our roster features a wide variety of bloodlines possessing soundness, quality conformation, and a propensity to winning classic two-turn races on both dirt and turf. We are focused not only on building long term relationships with breeders but also sharing in the commercial and racing success of our stallions. I am certain we will have something to fit the needs of almost any breeder,” said Knelman.
Following is the complete list of 2019 fees for the Calumet Farm stallion roster.
English Channel – $30,000
Keen Ice – $20,000
Oxbow – $15,000
Bal A Bali (BRZ) – $15,000
Big Blue Kitten – $10,000
Ransom the Moon – $7,500 *new 2018
Aikenite – $5,000
Mr. Z. – $5,000
Optimizer – $5,000
Raison D'Etat – $5,000
Slumber (GB) – $5,000
War Correspondent – $5,000
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