Leadem Farm In Texas Waives Stud Fees For 2020 Breeding Season

Leadem Farm in Gainesville, Texas announced on Wednesday that it will waive the 2020 stud fees for its two stallions to help the state’s breeders through the economic difficulties caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.

The farm stands Grade 2 winner Aikenite and multiple stakes winner Leadem in Ken, who are both in the midst of their first seasons residing in Texas.

Aikenite, a son of Yes It’s True, previously stood at Calumet Farm in Kentucky. He won five of 24 starts for earnings of $875,385, highlighted by victories in the Grade 2 Commonwealth Stakes and Churchill Downs Stakes.

Originally slated to stand for $3,000, Aikenite’s runners of note include multiple Grade 3-placed Pony Up.

Aikenite is out of the Saint Ballado mare Silverlado.

Leadem in Ken is currently standing his debut season at stud after an on-track career where he won 15 of 40 starts over seven campaigns for $445,203.

The well-traveled Sky Mesa horse racked up victories in the Bosselman ‘Pump & Pantry’/Gus Fonner Stakes at Fonner Park, the Budweiser Special Handicap at the Downs at Albuquerque, and the Stonerside Sprint Stakes at Sam Houston Race Park. He was originally scheduled to stand for $2,000.

Bred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey, Leadem in Ken is out of the Catienus mare Last Kitten, whose dam Kitten’s First produced multiple Grade 1 winners Precious Kitten and Kitten’s Joy, the latter being a champion grass horse and leading sire.

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