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Big Brown stud fee set at $65,000

Kentucky Derby winner Big Brown will stand at stud his first year for $65,000, according to Three Chimneys Farm, which released its roster of stallions and fees on Friday.

In addition to the Derby, Big Brown won the Preakness, the Haskell Invitational and the Monmouth Stakes but he disappointed racing fans when he mysteriously pulled up in the Belmont Stakes, costing him the Triple Crown. Big Brown won more than $3.6 million before he was retired last month after he injured a front hoof while training for the Breeders' Cup Classic.

The $65,000 fee makes him the second-highest priced stallion (behind Dynaformer at $150,000) on Three Chimneys roster, at least of those publicly listed. Fellow Kentucky Derby winner Smarty Jones, who stood for $100,000 his first three years, is listed for 2009 as having a private fee. Several other stud fees for Three Chimneys' roster are dropping, following an industry trend.

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