Players can stand their own stallions and set their own stud fees. (New players must wait until they have reached Junior High Status to stand a stallion). To stand a stallion, just retire your male horse (not a gelding) and set a stud fee. Stallions must have won at least one race, or they cannot stand.
Stud Fees and Breeding Fees
It costs a one-time fee of $50,000 to enable a horse to stand as a stallion. That fee is good for the rest of the horse's life.
The minimum stud fee is $3,500. All horses that retire as of Week 5, Year 56 can go no lower than $3,500.
What makes a good stallion?
It is very hard to stand a good stallion. It is expensive, because for a stallion to be successful he must be mated with many mares of good quality and produce winning foals. Here are some qualifications to abide by when breeding to and standing a stallion of all breeds:
- Should be a multiple stakes winner, preferably graded
- Should have earned over $350,000
- Should have a nice family, with stakes winners on both sides
As of Year 41, players can make their Thoroughbred or Quarter Horse stallion available for cross breeding. Such availability costs a one-time 5,000 GP fee to the stallion owner.
Any Thoroughbred can be made available for crossing-breeding to Quarter Horse mares, though only dirt stallions are recommended. Any Quarter Horse stallion can be made available for cross-breeding to Paint and Appaloosa mares.