Jimmy Creed, G1 winner by Distorted Humor, shuttling to Spendthrift Australia
April 27, 2015
Grade 1 winner Jimmy Creed will shuttle to Spendthrift Australia and participate in the farm’s renowned Share The Upside Program in 2015. The ultrafast sprinter by champion sire Distorted Humor becomes the newest addition to Spendthrift Australia’s inaugural stallion roster.
Jimmy Creed’s Share The Upside fee will be $11,000 Inc GST, and he will also be offered at $8,800 Inc GST on a standard live foal contract at Spendthrift Australia, which operates out of the former Yallambee Stud in Victoria.
“There hasn’t been a faster Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor than Jimmy Creed, and definitely not many with his combination of looks and pedigree,” said B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Australia. “Jimmy Creed represents the complete package, and his first foals to arrive in America this year have been as good as any group we’ve seen by a first-year stallion. We believe Australian breeders are going to love him.”
A US$900,000 yearling purchase by Spendthrift, Jimmy Creed became one of the fastest 3-year-old sprinters in North America before retiring to Spendthrift in 2014. The brilliant chestnut hails out of the Grade 1-winning and multiple Grade 1-producing mare Hookedonthefeelin, who’s also the dam of Grade 1 winner Pussycat Doll and is a full sister to the dam of Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky.
Share The Upside is a straightforward, breeder-friendly program. There are a limited number of opportunities per stallion, and the offer is on a first-come, first-serve basis. Breeders can secure a spot with a $275 Inc GST one-time deposit, and then sign two stands and nurses contracts to breed a mare in 2015 and 2016. Once two foals have been produced and the stud fees have been paid on both live foals, the breeder earns a lifetime breeding right starting as early as the 2017 breeding season. The breeding right continues annually and throughout the breeding life of the stallion, and there are no further expenses to the breeder associated with the care and advertising of the stallion.