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Curlin leads the way at Hill 'n' Dale with Charlatan starting out at $50,000

Fees announced for 14-strong roster headed by seven-time Grade 1 winner Curlin

Curlin continues to be the daddy at Hill 'n' Dale after another splendid year
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Hill 'n' Dale Farm at Xalapa's 2022 roster is headlined by dual Horse of the Year Curlin, the leading sire of Grade 1 winners in 2021 with five. His stud fee remains unchanged at $175,000.

Also at Hill 'n' Dale is Curlin's champion two-year-old son Good Magic, whose first-crop yearlings were well received in the auction ring.

He was represented by 13 that sold for $250,000 or more, with a colt out of the Scat Daddy mare Allanah bringing the top price of $775,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. His fee remains unchanged as well at $30,000.

Another young farm stallion who performed particularly well at auction was Grade 1 winner Army Mule, whose 44 first-crop yearlings bred on a $10,000 stud fee sold in the ring at the yearling sales went on to average $112,500.

The sire was represented by 19 six-figure yearlings, with his top-selling colt and filly each bringing $400,000. He will stand for $7,500 in 2022.

New to the roster is Charlatan, a multiple Grade 1 winner with earnings of $4,047,200, who will take up residence at the stallion complex at Xalapa alongside the farm's 13 other stallions.

A son of Speightstown, Charlatan won a division of the Arkansas Derby and the Malibu Stakes at three and earlier this year was runner-up to Mishriff in the $20 million Saudi Cup, which will be run as a Group 1 race from next year. He begins his stud career at a fee of $50,000.

"Hill 'n' Dale stallions continue to succeed at the highest levels," said Hill 'n' Dale president John Sikura.

"Currently, on the BloodHorse sires list, Ghostzapper is ranked second by progeny earnings and Curlin is number three (by earnings) with the most Grade 1 winners in North America. 

"Maclean's Music has enjoyed a breakout year led by Grade 1 winners Jackie's Warrior and Drain The Clock. Kitten's Joy is consistently a leading sire, and Violence has a prime Breeders' Cup contender in Dr Schivel.

"Our newest addition Charlatan is hugely popular with breeders and will be supported with our best mares."

Hill 'n' Dale 2022 stallion fees

Stallion 2022 fee 2021 fee % change
Curlin $175,000 $175,000 no change
Ghostzapper $75,000 $85,000 -12
Charlatan $50,000 - NEW
Kitten's Joy $50,000 $60,000 -17
Maclean's Music $50,000 $25,000 +100
Good Magic $30,000 $30,000 no change
Violence $25,000 $25,000 no change
Kantharos $20,000 $30,000 -33
Midnight Lute $15,000 $15,000 no change
Army Mule $7,500 $7,500 no change
Flintshire $7,500 $10,000 -25
Mucho Macho Man $7,500 $7,500 no change
World Of Trouble $7,500 $7,500 no change
Lost Treasure $5,000 $5,000 no change

Catch up on US stud fees announced so far:

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Currently, on the BloodHorse sires list, Ghostzapper is ranked second by progeny earnings and Curlin is number three, with the most Grade 1 winners
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