B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced 2020 fees for most of its roster of 24 stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season, spearheaded at the top by North America's current number-one general sire Into Mischief, whose fee has moved to $175,000 S&N and is booked full.
Spendthrift is bringing in five new stallions for 2020, four of which are being pointed to the Breeders' Cup next month at Santa Anita. Among those are Breeders' Cup Classic contender Vino Rosso, Breeders' Cup Sprint contender Mitole, Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile contender Coal Front, and Omaha Beach, who could compete in the Classic, Sprint or Dirt Mile. Stud fees for all four horses will be determined upon retirement.
Goldencents, North America's number-one second-crop sire in 2019, will also have his 2020 fee determined and announced after the Breeders' Cup, where his first-crop 3-year-old colt Mr. Money will compete in the Dirt Mile.
Tied for third among all stallions with 29 2-year-old winners from his first crop a year ago, Goldencents is again asserting himself as a top sire of 2-year-olds from his second crop in 2019. He's the sire of 18 juvenile winners to date, ranking him among the top five in North America again. Goldencents has also asserted himself as a leading sire on dirt in 2019, currently ranking fourth by dirt earnings from his first crop of 3-year-olds, only behind his sire Into Mischief, Tapit and Curlin.
Perennial leading sire Malibu Moon will stand for $60,000 S&N in 2020 after another banner year that has already included siring two new Grade 1 winners – making him one of only three stallions in North America with two or more Grade 1 winners sired in each of the last four years. Malibu Moon is led by Breeders' Cup Filly and Mare Sprint contender Come Dancing, a four-time graded winner in 2019 including the G1 Ballerina at Saratoga.
Spendthrift will have stallion viewings before and during the Fasig-Tipton October Sale, from Oct. 19-24 at 1-3 p.m. daily.
The below chart includes Spendthrift's full stallion roster and 2020 stud fees:
|Stallions||Stands & Nurses Fee|
|Into Mischief||$175,000 – BOOK FULL|
|Free Drop Billy||$10,000|
|Maximus Mischief – NEW||$7,500|
|Hit It a Bomb||$5,000|
|Coal Front – NEW||TBD|
|Mitole – NEW||TBD|
|Omaha Beach – NEW||TBD|
|Vino Rosso – NEW||TBD|
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