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Distorted Humor 2009 Fee Cut 25% To US$225k

Thursday, 30th October 2008

The effects of the international economic crisis have begun to affect stallion fees for 2009, with WinStar Farm in Kentucky announcing flagship sire & former Grand Lodge Thoroughbreds shuttler Distorted Humor (Forty Niner-Danzig's Beauty, by Danzig) will have his 2008 fee of US$300,000 cut by 25% & stand the 2009 season at US$225,000. Distorted Gumor was North America's leading sire by number of stakes-winners in 2005, 2006 & 2007 & WinStar president Doug Cauthen commented: "Distorted Humor has already proven himself to be among the elite sires in the world: only 1 other sire in the past 30 years has led the US in stakes-winners 3-years-in-a-row & that was Danzig. Distorted Humor is in his prime & is 1 of the few stallions that can consistently command 7-figures for a yearling year-after-year. This fee acknowledges the market adjustment & we now feel his 2009 fee is right-on-the-money for both our shareholders & breeders." Distorted Humor's offspring include: 2003 champion 3YO colt & dual classic-winner Funny Cide; dual Gr1 Whitney Handicap winner Commentator; & Gr1-winners Any Given Saturday, Flower Alley, Hystericalady, Fourty Niners Son & Bit Of Whimsy.

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