Spendthrift Farm has set the fees for its roster of stallions for 2020, including Breeders’ Cup champions Vino Rosso (Curlin) and Mitole (Eskendereya), both of whom have been retired from racing following their victories at Santa Anita last weekend. Vino Rosso, winner of the GI Classic, will stand for $30,000 S&N, and GI Sprint victor Mitole will stand for $25,000 S&N. Dual Grade I-winner Omaha Beach (War Front), who finished second in the GI Dirt Mile, will remain in training, targeting the GI Malibu S. at Santa Anita and the GI Pegasus World Cup at Gulfstream before retiring to Spendthrift for the 2020 season. Omaha Beach’s initial introductory fee has been set at $40,000 S&N.
“We have long believed this is the strongest group of new stallions Spendthrift has seen in decades, and the Breeders’ Cup results have just reaffirmed that,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “Vino Rosso and Mitole were nothing short of spectacular and turned in the two fastest Beyer Speed Figures of the Breeders’ Cup. With Vino Rosso, we’re talking about the all-time leading earner by one of the industry’s top sires, Curlin. With Mitole, justthink of how rare it is to see a horse win four Grade 1 races of that magnitude in a single year. Omaha Beach still has some racing in front of him, but he’s been as in-demand as any horse we’ve ever had so we felt we needed to open his book. These are three very special horses.
Also retired for the 2020 season, MGSW Coal Front (Stay Thirsty) will stand for a fee of $5,000 S&N and will be offered at $7,500 S&N through the Share The Upside program. Grade II winner Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief), who was retired earlier this year, will stand for $7,500 S&N in 2020.
“We retired Maximus Mischief a couple months ago and he has been extremely well received,” said Toffey. “We expect Coal Front to also be very popular as the newest offering through our Share The Upside program. He’s as good-looking a horse as you’ll see in town. The quality and diversity of this group has us all very excited, and we think we have terrific options for every breeder in the market.”
Spendthrift has also set a 2020 fee for Goldencents (Into Mischief), who will stand for $25,000 S&N.
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