Spendthrift Releases Reduced Stud Fees for ’21

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Malibu Moon | Joy Gilbert

Spendthrift Farm announced Tuesday the reduction of stud fees for most of its current roster of stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm in 2021. Leading sire Into Mischief (Harlan’s Holiday) heads the roster at a previously announced fee of $225,000 S&N. Booked full, he represents the only stallion with an increased fee in 2021. Top sire Malibu Moon (A.P. Indy) and second-season sire Omaha Beach will both stand for $35,000 S&N. Malibu Moon stood for $60,000, while Omaha Beach stood for $45,000 in 2020. Fellow second-season sire Vino Rosso (Curlin), winner of last fall’s GI Breeders’ Cup Classic who stood for $30,000 this season, will stand for $25,000 S&N. Multiple Grade I-winning millionaire Vekoma (Candy Ride {Arg}) will also join Spendthrift for the 2021 season following a start in the Breeders’ Cup next month at Keeneland. His fee will be announced upon retirement.

“Breeders are the backbone of our industry, and the bottom line is that stud farms only go as breeders go. We are all in this together,” said B. Wayne Hughes. “Our team recognizes the challenges of the times and how the entire breeding community has been affected this year. If we had room to lower a stud fee, we did it. We wish every participant in this great industry the best of luck and the best of health in 2021.”

Multiple Grade I-winning juvenile Bolt d’Oro (Medaglia d’Oro), 2019 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Mitole (Eskenderya), and the Northern Hemisphere’s leading third-crop Sire Goldencents (Into Mischief) will all stand for $15,000 S&N. All three stood for $25,000 in 2020.

Additionally, fees have been reduced for the following stallions (all S&N); Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humo) and Lord Nelson (Pulpit) ($10,000); Cross Traffic (Unbridled’s Song) and Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief) ($7,500); Brody’s Cause (Giant’s Causeway), Cinco Charlie (Indian Charlie), Cloud Computing (Maclean’s Music), Coal Front (Stay Thirsty), Dominus (Smart Strike), Free Drop Billy (Union Rags), Gormley (Malibu Moon), Hit It a Bomb (War Front), More Spirit (Eskendereya) and Temple City (Dynaformer) ($5,000).

For more information, visit www.SpendthriftFarm.com.

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