Spendthrift Farm’s Mor Spirit Gets First Mare In Foal

by | 03.08.2019 | 4:10pm
Mor Spirit (Eskendereya) and jockey Mike Smith win the Metropolitan Mile (Gr I) at Belmont Park 6/10/17. Trainer: Bob Baffert. Owner: Michael Lund Petersen

Spendthrift Farm's new stallion Mor Spirit, winner of the Grade 1 Los Alamitos Futurity at two and G1 Met Mile at four, had his first mare check in foal earlier this week.

Set'n on Ready, a 2-year-old stakes winner on the racetrack by More Than Ready, hails from the immediate family of multiple graded stakes winner Comic Strip and Grade 2 winner Silver Comic. She is owned and boarded by Wynnstay Farm in Winchester, Ky.

On the track, Mor Spirit broke his maiden as a 2-year-old by 4 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita before capturing the Los Alamitos Futurity to close out his juvenile campaign. He opened his 3-year-old season right where he left off, winning the G3 Robert B. Lewis Stakes at Santa Anita. Mor Spirit also finished runner-up in the G1 Santa Anita Derby and G2 San Felipe Stakes at three.

As a 4-year-old, Mor Spirit went on a three-race win streak and established himself as one of racing's best milers, most notably capturing the prestigious G1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park with a 117 Beyer Speed Figure – the fastest Beyer recorded up to a mile in 2017.

Mor Spirit stands for an advertised fee of $10,000.

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