Lane’s End announced today its 2018 stallion roster and stud fees. After a successful 2017 for their stallions, the farm looks forward to building on that momentum next year with a roster that includes its long-standing, proven stallions as well as its strong team of young up and comers.
Lane’s End’s 2018 stallion roster includes two newcomers with desirable pedigrees who will surely be popular with breeders. Grade 1 winner Connect will stand for $20,000, while multiple graded stakes winner Unified will stand for $10,000.
Connect, who is by leading sire Curlin, won six of eight career starts and notched his biggest victory in the 2016 Cigar Mile Handicap (G1). He won a total of four stakes and earned 100+ Beyers in each one.
Unified will be joining his sire, Candy Ride (ARG), at Lane’s End. He was named a TDN Rising Star upon debut and went on to win three graded stakes during his time on the track. Unified was also second by just a neck in the Carter Handicap (G1) this April.
Other young stallions standing at Lane’s End in 2018 include Honor Code ($40,000), Tonalist ($30,000), Liam’s Map ($25,000), and Mr Speaker ($10,000), who will all have their first foals going through the sales ring this November. Meanwhile, Noble Mission (GB) ($20,000) was recently represented by his first yearlings, which sold up to $250,000.
“Continuing to find racehorses who turn into successful stallions is what the breeding business is all about,” said Lane’s End owner Will Farish. “It is satisfying to know that we are offering a roster with a blend of young stallions proving their abilities, new stallions who possess a world of potential, and our firmly established stallions.”
Lane’s End has historically been successful in selecting new stallions, as witnessed most recently by Union Rags, Quality Road, and Twirling Candy ($25,000).
Union Rags is a leading second crop sire and is represented by 2017 Grade 1 winners Free Drop Billy and Paradise Woods. Quality Road is the leading fourth crop sire and is responsible for the multiple Grade 1 winner Abel Tasman, who is best known for winning the Longines Kentucky Oaks (G1). Both stallions have had offspring sell for seven figures at auction this year.
Furthermore, Twirling Candy, another son of Candy Ride, is a leading third crop sire, second only to Uncle Mo, and has been represented by the likes of graded stakes winner Danzing Candy, Morticia, Finley’sluckycharm.
The stalwarts of the Lane’s End roster also continue to produce significant racehorses. Most notably, Candy Ride is a leading general sire thanks to the likes of his multiple Grade 1-winning son Gun Runner as well as other 2017 Grade 1 winners Separationofpowers, Ascend, and Mastery.
Lemon Drop Kid ($25,000) is responsible for Grade 1 winners Beach Patrol and Romantic Vision this year, while Mineshaft ($25,000) has sired multiple graded stakes winners such as J Boys Echo and Writer’s Almanac.
Not on the roster is The Factor, who will stand in Japan in 2018 before returning to Lane’s End for the 2019 season. The fees for Candy Ride, Quality Road, and Union Rags will be announced within the coming weeks.
Lane’s End 2018 Stud Fees:
Candy Ride (ARG) – TBD
Connect – $20,000
Honor Code – $40,000
Langfuhr – $5,000
Lemon Drop Kid – $25,000
Liam’s Map – $25,000
Mineshaft – $25,000
Morning Line – $7,500
Mr Speaker – $10,000
Noble Mission (GB) – $20,000
Quality Road – TBD
The Factor – Japan for 2018
Tonalist – $30,000
Twirling Candy – $25,000
Unified – $10,000
Union Rags – TBD