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Three Chimneys Lowers Majority of Stud Fees for 2021

The fee for Horse of the Year Gun Runner was dropped to $50,000 from $70,000.

Gun Runner at Three Chimneys Farm

Gun Runner at Three Chimneys Farm

Anne M. Eberhardt

Three Chimneys Farm announced Oct. 14 that it has lowered most of its stud fees for the 2021 breeding season.

"The industry finds itself in unusual times," said Three Chimneys chairman Gonçalo Torrealba. "One can take comfort in knowing that notwithstanding the challenges of this past year, the Thoroughbred industry proved that it can adapt by working together. In that spirit, we have made the decision to lower stud fees for the upcoming breeding season to accommodate fellow breeders."

Horse of the Year and first-crop yearling sire Gun Runner  enjoyed extraordinary success in the sales ring this year with 40 yearlings averaging $267,750, with yearlings selling for up to $775,000. He was the leading first-crop sire at both Fasig-Tipton's Selected Yearlings Showcase and the Keeneland September Yearling Sale. As a group, his yearlings were consistently well balanced, athletic, and looked precocious and fast. Three Chimneys said it was encouraged that these yearlings will wind up in the hands of the world's best trainers.

Palace Malice  ended last year with a Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf Presented by Coolmore America (G1T) winner in Structor, who was hammered down as a 2-year-old for $850,000 at the Ocala Breeders' Sales March Sale of 2-Year-Olds in Training. He was one of five first-crop stakes winners along with other graded stakes winners Mr. Monomoy and Fly On Angel.

"Three Chimneys is also very pleased to introduce Volatile  as the newest addition to the roster. An absolutely gorgeous horse who sold as a yearling for $850,000, he truly has what every commercial breeder is looking for—brilliant speed, a top pedigree, and a great physical. His sire, Violence , the likely successor to Medaglia d'Oro , is currently the leading sire of grade 1 winners this year. His pedigree further recommends him as a stallion being out of a stakes-winning Unbridled's Song daughter of the legendary and lightning-fast Lady Tak," said Three Chimneys board member Doug Cauthen. "The model of consistency as a racehorse, Volatile posted a 112 Beyer, the fastest of the year, while winning the Aristides at Churchill by eight lengths, stopping the clock for six panels in 1:07.57. His win in the grade 1 Vanderbilt at Saratoga, against a field loaded with all grade 1 winners, saw him with the fastest final quarter in the history of the race."

 

Three Chimneys Farm 2021 Fees
Stallion
2021 Fee
2020 Fee
Gun Runner
$50,000
$70,000
Palace Malice
$20,000
$25,000
Volatile
$17,500
NEW
Sky Mesa 
$12,500
$15,000
Sharp Azteca 
$6,500
$10,000
Fast Anna 
$5,000
$10,000
Will Take Charge 
$5,000
$15,000
Funtastic 
$5,000
$5,000

All fees are with stands and nurses guarantees