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Spendthrift announces reduced stud fees for 2021

October 13, 2020

B. Wayne Hughes

B. Wayne Hughes

B. Wayne Hughes’ Spendthrift Farm announced reduced stud fees for most of its current roster of stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm in 2021.

“Breeders are the backbone of our industry, and the bottom line is that stud farms only go as breeders go. We are all in this together,” Hughes said. “Our team recognizes the challenges of the times and how the entire breeding community has been affected this year. If we had room to lower a stud fee, we did it. We wish every participant in this great industry the best of luck and the best of health in 2021.”

Reigning champion general sire Into Mischief heads the roster yet again at a previously announced fee of $225,000 S&N and is booked full. He represents the only stallion with an increased fee in 2021.

Perennial leading sire Malibu Moon and popular second-season sire Omaha Beach will both stand for $35,000 S&N. Fellow second-season sire Vino Rosso, last year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero, will stand for $25,000 S&N. Multiple Grade 1-winning juvenile Bolt d’Oro, 2019 Eclipse Champion Sprinter Mitole, and the Northern Hemisphere’s No. 1 Third-Crop Sire Goldencents will all stand for $15,000 S&N.

Spendthrift will also add multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Vekoma new to its stallion ranks. The Met Mile-winning son of Candy Ride (Arg) is set to compete in the Breeders’ Cup next month at Keeneland. His fee will be announced upon retirement.

For more information about any of Spendthrift’s stallions, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit The below chart includes Spendthrift’s current stallion roster and reduced 2021 stud fees:

Stallions Stands and Nurses Fee
Into Mischief $225,000 – BOOK FULL
Malibu Moon $35,000
Omaha Beach $35,000
Vino Rosso $25,000
Bolt d’Oro $15,000
Goldencents $15,000
Mitole $15,000
Jimmy Creed $10,000
Lord Nelson $10,000
Cross Traffic $7,500
Maximus Mischief $7,500
Brody’s Cause $5,000
Cinco Charlie $5,000
Cloud Computing $5,000
Coal Front $5,000
Dominus $5,000
Free Drop Billy $5,000
Gormley $5,000
Hit It a Bomb $5,000
Mor Spirit $5,000
Temple City $5,000
Vekoma – NEW TBA