Equiade Presents In The Stud: Goldencents, First Crop Weanlings Of 2016

by | 11.28.2016 | 8:06am
Spendthrift Farm's Goldencents is among this year's most anticipated freshman sires

The Paulick Report is pleased to bring back a new photo/video feature that will run every other week and will spotlight stallions standing in Kentucky.

The series, put together by our friends at EquiSport Photos, will feature stallions have either just entered stud in 2016, or stallions that have not yet had their first crop reach the racetrack.

This week's spotlight stallion is Goldencents, a 6-year-old son of Into Mischief that stands at Spendthrift Farm. Goldencents' first crop are weanlings of 2016.

Goldencents began his career at Del Mar, capturing a maiden race by 7 1/4 lengths. Connections were so impressed with his debut that he immediately made the jump into Grade 1 company, shipping to New York for the prestigious Champagne Stakes. He finished second that day to future champion Shanghai Bobby. Goldencents rebounded in his next start, winning the G3 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes by 1 3/4 lengths.

Goldencents developed into one of the top 3-year-olds the following year, winning the G3 Sham Stakes in his seasonal debut before going on to capture the G1 Santa Anita Derby. After getting a break after the Triple Crown season was over, Goldencents returned to the track and took on older horses, finishing a close second in the G1 Bing Crosby Stakes, G2 Pat O'Brien, and G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship. The talented colt then turned the tables on his older rivals with a sharp 2 1/4-length victory in the G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

Goldencents returned to the races as a 4-year-old, finishing in the money in all five of his starts that season. The Doug O'Neill trained colt finished second in his first two starts of 2014 – the G1 Metropolitan Handicap and G1 Bing Crosby before going on to win the G2 Pat O'Brien. He then was second – defeated just a nose – in the G1 Santa Anita Sprint Championship before going on to defend his title in the G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile.

Goldencents entered stud in 2015 at Spendthrift Farm. His first crop are weanlings.

We hope you enjoy our new feature, and we would once again like to thank our friends at EquiSport Photos for the great video.

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