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First-season stallions all report first in-foal mares

March 4, 2024

Champion Forte at Spendthrift | Nicole Finch photo

Champion Forte at Spendthrift | Nicole Finch photo

Spendthrift Farm’s four first-season stallions – Arabian Lion, Forte, Taiba and Zandon – have all had their first respective mares confirmed in foal.

Justify’s brilliant Grade 1-winning 3-year-old Arabian Lion had his first mare reported as in foal at Chesapeake Farm. The mare, Battle Bridge, is by Arch and is the dam of three-time stakes winner Joe.

Forte, the Champion 2-Year-Old Male of 2022, had his first reported mare check in foal at Clearview Stable. Foxy Danseur, a multiple stakes winner by Mr. Greeley, is the dam of stakes performers Miss Centerfold and Ever So Clever, the latter a Grade 3 winner.

Gun Runner’s only three-time Grade 1-winning son Taiba had his first reported in-foal mare at Seclusive Farm. Music Street, by Street Sense, was runner-up in the Falls City S. (G3) at Churchill Downs last fall in her final start, before retiring and selling as a broodmare for $210,000 at Keeneland January.

Grade 1 winner and multimillionaire Zandon had his first reported mare confirmed as pregnant at Watershed Farm. The Not This Time mare Nora checked in foal for breeder Kathryn A. Swanson.

For more information about Arabian Lion, Forte, Taiba or Zandon, please contact Des, Mark, Brian or Daniel at 859-294-0030, or visit