Multiple G1 winner Mor Spirit sires first foal

January 10, 2020

Spendthrift Farm stallion Mor Spirit, winner of the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) at two and Met Mile (G1) at four, sired his first reported foal on Jan. 8 when a colt was born at Fairytail Farm in Texas.

Bred by KMA Ranch, the chestnut colt is the first foal out of the Exchange Rate mare Firstrate Proposal.

“This is a nice foal,” said Janine Winslow, owner of Fairytail Farm. “He has a beautiful head and really good bone.”

On the track, Mor Spirit broke his maiden as a two-year-old by 4 ¼ lengths at Santa Anita before capturing the Los Alamitos Futurity (G1) to close out his juvenile campaign. He opened his three-year-old season right where he left off, winning the Robert B. Lewis S. (G3) at Santa Anita. Mor Spirit also finished runner-up in the Santa Anita Derby (G1) and San Felipe S. (G2) at three.

As a four-year-old, Mor Spirit went on a three-race win streak and established himself as one of racing’s best milers, most notably capturing the prestigious Metropolitan H. (G1) at Belmont with a 117 Beyer – the fastest Beyer recorded up to a mile in 2017. The son of Eskendereya retired with six victories and earnings of $1,668,400.

Mor Spirit was one of the top five most popular first-season stallions in 2019, covering 176 mares. He’s set to stand his second season at Spendthrift for a fee of $7,500 S&N.

For more information about Mor Spirit, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com.