Tapit fee held at $300,000 for 2017
Tapit: Gainesway sire represented by Creator and Frosted in 2017
PICTURE: Michele MacDonald Tapit fee held at $300,000 for 2017 By Bloodstock World Staff 6:07PM 11 NOV 2016
MULTIPLE North American champion sire Tapit will stand at an unchanged fee of $300,000 at Gainesway next year.
The 15-year-old son of Pulpit has sired 20 top-level winners and his stars this year were 14-length Metropolitan Handicap hero Frosted and Belmont Stakes scorer Creator.
Tapit started his stallion career at Gainesway at a fee of just $15,000, which dipped to $12,500 in 2007 and 2008.
Empire Maker, repatriated to the US last year after five seasons at stud in Japan, is the recipient of a fee cut to $85,000 (from $100,000).
The 16-year-old son of Unbridled is the sire of celebrities Bodemeister and Royal Delta, while his son Pioneerof The Nile supplied Triple Crown winner American Pharoah.
GAINESWAY STUD FEES 2017
(2016 fees in brackets)
Tapit $300,000 ($300,000)
Empire Maker $85,000 ($100,000)
Karakontie $15,000 ($15,000)
Tapizar $15,000 ($15,000)
Afleet Alex $10,000 ($12,500)
To Honor And Serve $10,000 ($15,000)
Birdstone $5,000 ($5,000)
Hat Trick $5,000 ($7,500)