Three Chimneys Farm announced its stud fees and roster 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 Gun Runner enjoyed extraordinary success in the sales ring again 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 and Keeneland September.
As a group, his yearlings were consistently well-balanced, athletic and looked precocious and fast. The right buyers signed the tickets which means they will end up in the hands of the world's best trainers. The farm holds high hopes for the six-time Grade 1 winning son of Candy Ride.
Palace Malice ended last year with a Grade 1 winner in Breeders' Cup Juvenile Turf winner Structor who was hammered down as a 2-year-old for $850,000. 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,” said Three Chimneys board member Doug Cauthen. “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.
“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,” Cauthen continued. “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.”
The 2021 fees are as follows:
Gun Runner – $50,000 LFS&N
Palace Malice – $20,000 LFS&N
Volatile (NEW) – $17,500 LFS&N
Sky Mesa – $12,500
Sharp Azteca – $6,500 LFS&N
Fast Anna – $5,000 LFS&N
Will Take Charge – $5,000 LFS&N
Funtastic – $5,000 LFS&N
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