Buck Pond Farm Waives 2020 Stud Fee For Travers Winner V.E. Day

Buck Pond Farm in Versailles, Ky., has become the latest stallion operation to wave the stud fee on one of its residents in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic, offering the services of Grade 1 winner V.E. Day free of charge, Thoroughbred Daily News reports.

The 9-year-old son of English Channel was initially advertised for a fee of $6,500 during the current breeding season, but a conversation last week between Buck Pond’s Douglas Arnold and the stallion’s ownership group about Charles Fipke’s move to cancel the 2020 fees on his stallions led them to try the same thing.

V.E. Day stood his first season in New York, then moved to Buck Pond Farm for the 2018 breeding season. His first foals are 2-year-olds of 2020.

On the racetrack, he won four of 17 starts for earnings of $1,044,061. The highlight of his time at the races was the 2014 meet at Saratoga Race Course, where he won the Curlin Stakes and followed up with a thrilling victory in the Grade 1 Travers Stakes. At age four, he notched runner-up efforts in the G2 Brooklyn Invitational Stakes and non-graded Temperence Hill Invitational Stakes.

V.E. Day is out of the unraced Deputy Minister mare California Sunset. His extended family includes champion Sunshine Forever, and Grade 1 winners Memories of Silver and Time and Motion.

Read more at Thoroughbred Daily News.

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