Claiborne releases 2019 prices; War Front's fee unchanged
Blame's fee to be announced after Breeders' Cup
The Hancock family's Claiborne Farm, home of international super sire War Front, announced 2019 stud fees for its roster to stand at the Kentucky-based farm for the upcoming breeding season.
Among 12 stallions currently standing at Claiborne, War Front will remain at $250,000 next year. According to Claiborne Farm, he is the leading sire by percentage of life-time Graded stakes winners and has sired 29 black-type horses in 2018, including top-flight winners US Navy Flag, Lancaster Bomber, Fog Of War, and Homesman.
In addition to his stellar runners on the track, War Front's yearlings have also impressed in the sales ring this year, bringing prices up to $2.4 million.
War Front is currently the leading active sire by stakes winners and Grade 1 winners and is also the third-leading turf sire in North America.
Eclipse champion and three-time Grade 1 winner Blame has also had a standout season at Claiborne, with 14 stakes winners to his credit in 2018, including Grade 1 winners Fault and Marley's Freedom.
He currently ranks second in his crop by lifetime Graded stakes horses behind Quality Road. Blame's fee will be announced following the Breeders' Cup.
Claiborne Farm 2019 stud fees:
Sire, damsire, fee (increase/decrease)
Algorithms Bernardini $5,000 (-$2,500)
Blame Arch tba
Data Link War Front $2,500 (-$2,500)
First Samurai Giant's Causeway $15,000
Flatter A.P. Indy $40,000
Ironicus Distorted Humor $5,000
Lea First Samurai $7,500
Mastery Candy Ride $25,000
Orb Malibu Moon $12,500 (-$12,500)
Runhappy Super Saver $25,000
Trappe Shot Tapit $7,500
War Front Danzig $250,000
Other stud fees for 2019:
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