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Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa Announces 2021 Fees

Curlin's 2021 fee will remain unchanged at $175,000.

Curlin arrives at his new home Oct. 7 at Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa

Curlin arrives at his new home Oct. 7 at Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa

David Coyle

Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa announced its 2021 stud fees Oct. 14, one week after the 13-strong stallion roster, led by stalwart breed shapers Curlin  and Kitten's Joy , arrived to the newly renovated and restored 1,400-acre stallion station and nursery just outside of Paris, Ky. The move begins a new chapter for Hill 'n' Dale as the operation moved to Xalapa from its former home near Lexington.

Curlin tops the roster with an unchanged fee of $175,000. Five of the stallions' fees have been dropped, including Kitten's Joy, who will stand for $60,000 next year after standing for $75,000 in 2020. Maclean's Music , the sire of undefeated dual grade 1 winner Jackie's Warrior, a likely favorite for the Nov. 6 TVG Breeders' Cup Juvenile Presented by Thoroughbred Aftercare Alliance (G1) at Keeneland, will stand for an unchanged fee of $20,000.

"We are aware of the pressures on the market due to the uncertain climate we find ourselves in. Hill 'n' Dale will once again look to be an industry leader by offering exceptional value in its entire roster. We are all in this together, and together we will grow stronger as an industry," said John Sikura, the president of Hill 'n' Dale at Xalapa. "There are two stallions on the roster in particular who embody our effort to provide exceptional value in these challenging times. Maclean's Music is emerging as an important young sire. Jackie's Warrior has been described as the best 2-year-old in the country. He is yet another example of his sire's ability to produce an elite runner. In addition, Violence , who has led virtually every category since his runners hit the track, is the co-leading sire of grade 1 winners with the likes of Into Mischief . His future remains bright.

"I repeat, we are all in this together," added Sikura.

 

Hill ’n’ Dale at Xalapa 2021 Fees
Stallion
2021 Fee
2020 Fee
Curlin
$175,000
$175,000
Kitten’s Joy
$60,000
$75,000
Good Magic
$30,000
$35,000
Kantharos
$30,000
$30,000
Violence
$25,000
$25,000
Maclean’s Music*
$20,000
$20,000
Midnight Lute
$15,000
$15,000
World of Trouble
$15,000
$15,000
Flintshire
$10,000
$15,000
Stormy Atlantic
$10,000
$10,000
Army Mule
$7,500
$10,000
Bayern
$7,500
$15,000
Lost Treasure
$5,000
$5,000

*Fee valid on contracts signed prior to Breeders' Cup

All fees are with stands and nurses guarantees