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US 2012 Stud Fees "Should Hold Steady"
US commercial breeders “have a better chance to make money in 2011 at the yearling sales because the stud fees they paid to breed their stock were less expensive” reported bloodhorse.com. “Beginning in 2009, economic downturns both within & outside the thoroughbred industry pushed down prices.” But mare owners “shouldn’t expect stud fees to drop much lower”, according to a cross-section of prominent horsemen at major Kentucky farms. To read the opinions of key players at Adena Springs, Taylor Made Stallions, Lane’s End Farm, Airdrie Stud, Darley Kentucky & Three Chimneys Farm, click on the link in The Great Debate panel on the right-hand-side of this page.