Coal Front

Coal Front Sires First Foal

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...

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KY Value Sires for 2021: First Foals: Part II

Thursday, Chris McGrath covered the first half of the Kentucky stallions with first weanlings. Click here to read about Omaha Beach, Vino Rosso, Mitole, Audible, Catholic Boy and Yoshida. Part II appears below. Unusually enough, this intake includes a third Grade I winner on both dirt and grass in WORLD OF TROUBLE (Kantharos--Meets Expectations by Valid Expectations), held at $15,000 by Hill 'n' Dale. This was an unusually efficient machine for the chaotic environment of the sprint division. His only defeat in his final eight starts measured by the neck...

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Coal Front Gets First Mare in Foal

Spendthrift Farm's multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire Coal Front (Stay Thirsty--Miner's Secret, by Mineshaft) had his first mare confirmed in foal. The Wildcat Heir mare Defying Gravity scanned in foal Mar. 10 for breeder Ken Doyen at Sparks View Farm in Paris, KY. She hails from the immediate family of multiple graded stakes winner and sire Too Much Bling. Bought for $575,000 as an OBS April 2-year-old in 2016, Coal Front was named a 'TDN Rising Star' a year later at Keeneland and went on to win five stakes over his...

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TDN Rising Stars Settling in at Spendthrift

Two 'TDN Rising Stars' have found their way onto the growing stallion roster at Spendthrift Farm. Coal Front (Stay Thirsty) and Maximus Mischief (Into Mischief) earned the 'Rising Star' title in their first and second starts, respectively, and both went on to become graded stakes winners. Both of these new sires will be a part of Spendthrift's Share the Upside program, allowing breeders to have a continued breeding right throughout a stallion's career. Spendthrift's Stallion Sales Manager Mark Toothaker spoke to us about how the two were settling in and...

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