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Fipke Cancels Stud Fees Contracts On His Stallions For 2020

Charles Fipke greets Bee Jersey after his Met Mile victory

In recognition of the economic hardship brought on by the global COVID-19 pandemic, all stallions owned by prominent owner/breeder Charles Fipke will stand the 2020 breeding season at no charge.

The stud fee will be waived for breeders who have already signed contracts, and zero-fee contracts will be issued for any new seasons for the remainder of the 2020 breeding season.

Fipke owns seven stallions standing across North America. Kentucky's Darby Dan Farm stands Bee Jersey, Tale of Ekati, and Tale of Verve. Elsewhere, Danish Dynaformer and Perfect Timber reside at Colebrook Farms Stallion Station in Ontario, Forever d'Oro resides at Hidden Springs Farm in Indiana, and Jersey Town stands at Daehling Ranch in California.

“Small breeders will be especially affected by the economic conditions, and they are the backbone of this industry,” Fipke said. “None of my stallions stand for more than $5,000, and they are primarily supported by small breeders. Because I own my stallions outright and don't have any shareholder responsibilities, I am able to do this, with the support of the farms where they stand. I'm passionate about the game and will continue to support my stallions, and I'd like to show my appreciation for outside breeders who do so as well in these trying times.”

For more information on booking to Fipke's stallions, breeders are encouraged to contact the farms where the stallions reside.

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