In the competitive 2-year-old auction market, several of Spendthrift Farm's stallions have 2014 sales averages that are well above their advertised stud fees.
The stallions include the always popular Malibu Moon, whose average price of $545,625 is fourth-best for all North American stallions. His offspring were a big hit at this week's OBS March Sale of Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training, with a colt bringing $1.3 million and a $700,000 filly. His sales average is 5 ½ times his 2014 stud fee.
Into Mischief, a top-five sire each of his first three years at stud, has a sales average of nearly 15 times his current fee. All three of his 2-year-old offerings to date have brought at least $200,000.
Tiz Wonderful, who stands this year for $7,500, has proven one of the best bargains of 2014. Currently the second-leading sire on the Third Crop list, Tiz Wonderful's 2-year-old auction price average is better than 16 times his stud fee.
The first three juveniles from the initial crop of Warrior's Reward went through the ring at the March 11 OBS Selected Two-Year-Olds in Training sale, and the buyers responded strongly, with winning bids of $330,000, $220,000 and $120,000, an average of almost 18 times his 2014 stud fee.
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