Spendthrift Farm's Coal Front (Stay Thirsty–Miner's Secret, by Mineshaft) sired his first reported foal Jan. 26 when a filly was born at Shade Tree Farm in Ocala, FL. Bred by Tracy Pinchin & Kenneth D'Oyen, the flashy bay filly is out of the Wildcat Heir mare Defying Gravity.
“This is a good foal. Nice, big, strong filly with a lot of leg, good shoulder and hip. I like her best of the three foals the mare's had,” said Bert Pilcher, owner of Shade Tree Farm. “She was quickly up and quickly nursed, everything was perfect. If I owned the stallion, I'd sure be happy about this foal. I think she's going to be a knockout yearling.”
Coal Front won eight times from 13 starts, with five of those victories coming in graded stakes, and earned $1,825,280. A $575,000 2-year-old purchase, Coal Front is set to stand his second season for a fee of $5,000 S&N.