Multiple Grade I winner Mor Spirit (Eskendereya–Im a Dixie Girl, by Dixie Union) has been retired from racing and will stand at Spendthrift Farm in 2019. His fee will be $10,000 stands and nurses and he will be offered through Spendthrift’s Share The Upside program, where breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right after producing just one live foal in 2020.
Bought by Michael Lund Petersen for $650,000 as a Fasig-Tipton February juvenile, Mor Spirit is best known for his dominant 6 1/4-length victory in the 2017 GI Metropolitan H. He retires with six wins and five seconds in 14 starts and earnings of $1,656,400.
“The term ‘brilliant’ is tossed around quite a bit, but Mor Spirit was truly a brilliant racehorse,” said Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey. “He accomplished some extremely desirable things that very few stallion prospects accomplish. The Met Mile is one of the most storied stallion-making races in our sport, and Mor Spirit is the only horse in the last 25 years to win a Grade I at two and go on to win the Met Mile. That’s pretty remarkable, and it speaks to his quality. The Met Mile performance was special. There were few moments better than that on the biggest of stages last year. Add in the fact he was a $650,000 2-year-old that Bob Baffert picked out, and it tells you a lot about his physical makeup. We’re very excited to have him.”