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First foal is a colt for Horse of the Year Authentic

January 18, 2022

Colt by Authentic born Jan. 16 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, KY | Kelcey Loges photo

Colt by Authentic born Jan. 16 at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville, KY | Kelcey Loges photo

Spendthrift Farm’s reigning Horse of the Year Authentic, Into Mischief’s Kentucky Derby (G1) & Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero of 2020, sired his first reported foal Sunday when a colt was born at Taylor Made Farm in Nicholasville.

“This is a really nice foal out of a maiden mare. Correct, nice body, good angles, athletic looking and healthy. We are very happy,” said Taylor Made’s Frank Taylor.

Bred by Marie Jones, the black or gray colt is the first foal out of the Old Fashioned mare Streak of Luck, a stakes winner and multiple graded-placed earner of $352,109.

Streak of Luck was purchased for $620,000 at the Keeneland November sale last fall while carrying the colt. She was one of eight mares in foal to Authentic that sold for half a million dollars or more.

Authentic was named the 2020 Horse of the Year and Champion Three-Year-Old Male in North America after capturing wins in the Kentucky Derby (G1), Haskell Invitational (G1), San Felipe (G2) and Sham (G3) over fellow 3-year-olds. The fast son of Into Mischief closed out his championship campaign by defeating older horses gate to wire in the Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) in 1:59.60, breaking American Pharoah’s track record at Keeneland.

Authentic retired to Spendthrift with earnings of $6,191,200 – ranking him 29th all-time among Thoroughbreds by earnings. He proved to be the most popular among first-season stallions in 2021, covering 229 mares from a quality first book that yielded a 3.06 Comparable Index – tops among all freshmen. Authentic is also the runaway leader at the sales as a covering sire, with in-foal mares selling for an average of $396,481 to date. He is set to stand his second season at stud in 2022 for a fee of $70,000 S&N.