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What is SIP?
Once a stallion has 5 foals on the ground, he can be submitted for enrollment into the Stallion Incentive Program (SIP) at the end of the breeding season, which can be found on your Stud Services page. If the average of those 5 foals is over 30, he will be approved to Bronze status. You can apply or retest for SIP level starting in July, provided the stallion had new foals born after his last testing. However, you will not be able to see the stallions visible AFP until he has 10 foals on the ground. You will still know if he has a AFP over a certain threshold if he makes bronze with less than 10 (just keep in mind that his AFP can potentially drop below this number with subsequent foals).

Once a stallion has at least 10 eligible foals on the ground, he can apply for an upgraded enrollment. Upgrades may take stallion from Bronze to Silver, Silver to Gold, or even straight from Bronze to Gold if they meet the foal amount and AFP requirements. Stallions can also achieve the highest and rarest SIP level, Platinum, if they meet very strict standards.

SIP Levels
A stallion who has less than 5 foals and cannot yet be tested for SIP enrollment is considered a Freshman stallion and shows the darker green SIP icon. A stallion who has more than 5 but less than 10 foals is considered a Sophomore stallion and shows the lighter green SIP icon. Any stallion who is able to be tested or retested will show instead of the standard freshman/SIP icon. Any stallion who shows no SIP icon is considered non-SIP - meaning he is currently ineligible for enrollment.

A stallion with 5 or more foals, as noted above, may be eligible for enrollment if his Average Foal Potential (AFP) meets certain criteria. This criteria changes as he has more foals, offering a better representative of his overall quality. The chart below lists the criteria for each level of SIP based upon the number of offspring a stallion has on the ground.

5+ Foals10+ Foals15+ Foals20+ Foals
Bronze 30+ AFP 28+ AFP 28+ AFP 28+ AFP
Silver Ineligible 35+ AFP 35+ AFP 35+ AFP
Gold Ineligible Ineligible 40+ AFP 40+ AFP
Platinum Ineligible Ineligible Ineligible 40+ AFP


Please note: Even if a stallion’s foal average drops below the requirements of his current SIP status, he will not lose that status. The exception to this rule are SIP+ ranks, which are discussed below.
SIP+
SIP+ is meant to showcase integrity in breeding quality, rewarding those stallions who are not only producing well but doing so when bred to lower quality mares. Essentially, SIP+ shows that a stallion has produced better foals than you would expect out of the quality of mares he’s been bred to.

SIP+ is determined by comparing a stallion's Average Foal Potential (AFP) to the Dam Average Quality (DAQ) of his foals. Each level of SIP has a different maximum DAQ in order to earn SIP+, but they all fall roughly into the 'Average' mare range. As a general rule, the lower the quality of mares a stallion has bred to, the more reliable and honest his AFP is. If anything, it may be slightly lower than it would be if he were bred to better mares.

SIP+ can be earned at any level of SIP, from Bronze to Platinum. It is automatically tested for any time your stallion tests for SIP. However, unlike the base SIP levels, SIP+ status can be awarded and removed each time a stallion tests, depending on if he still qualifies. While SIP testing will clearly note whether or not your stallion's status has increased or stayed the same, it will not mention his SIP+ status. You can identify SIP+ stallions by an added blue '+' symbol in the corner of their SIP icon.
Foal Slots
One major perk of SIP, besides standing out as a high quality stallion, is bonus foal slots. All stallions who attain SIP or increase in enrollment level will gain additional foal slots as listed below. Until or unless he has already reached his maximum Foal Limits of 30.

Bronze: +2 foal slots
Silver: +4 foal slots
Gold: +6 foal slots
Platinum: +2 foal slots

It is worth noting that upgrade slots are never lost. Any time a stallion skips over a level of SIP, he will be awarded all slots he would have received for lower levels as well. For example, if a stallion is immediately eligible as a Silver level stallion (without ever earning Bronze), he would earn 4 slots for Silver plus 2 slots for Bronze. If a stallion is Bronze and upgrades directly to Gold, he will receive 6 slots for Gold plus the 4 slots he would have earned for Silver.
Recommended Stud Fees
An additional perk to enrollment in SIP is higher stud fees. The better-ranked a stallion is within the SIP, the higher his suggested stud fee will be. Stallions who are not proven or who have proven too bad to be accepted will have substantially lower stud fees than studs at the Silver or Gold level. It is always in your best interest to only stand stallions who are truly stud quality because not only will they have more foals and better foals, but they will bring in more money from stud fees and, most likely, yearling auctions.
Listing Fees
Another perk to a stallion achieving SIP is reduced listing fees. The higher a stallion's SIP level, the larger the discount you receive on his listing fee. For example a bronze SIP stallion will receive a smaller discount on their listing fee, while a Gold SIP stud will have a significantly discounted listing fee.

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