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First foal is a colt for champion Mitole

January 23, 2021

Champion Mitole | 2020 at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

Champion Mitole | 2020 at Spendthrift | Autry Graham photo

The first reported foal by Spendthrift Farm’s Mitole, 2019 Breeders’ Cup Sprint (G1) hero and Champion Sprinter in North America, is a colt that was born at Ballyrankin Stud in Lexington.

“He’s a very attractive, good-sized colt with a nice hip and a lot of quality. I’m very pleased with him,” said Sally Lockhart of Ballyrankin Stud.

Bred by Jeff Ganje, the dark bay colt is out of the Mineshaft mare Kiss Mine, a multiple graded stakes-placed performer that earned nearly half a million dollars on the racetrack.

Mitole was the only male to win four Grade One races on dirt in 2019, including the aforementioned Breeders’ Cup Sprint-G1, the prestigious Met Mile-G1, Churchill Downs S.-G1 on Kentucky Derby day and Saratoga’s Forego-G1 – breaking a 40-year stakes record in the latter, en route to becoming a Horse of the Year finalist and runaway winner of Champion Sprinter honors.

Campaigned by Bill and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Mitole retired to Spendthrift with earnings of $3,104,910 and covered 230 mares in his first season at stud, making him the second most popular freshman sire in 2020. He is set to stand his second season this year for a fee of $15,000 S&N.

For more information about Mitole, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit