Spendthrift announces ’22 stallion roster & fees, featuring 4 new stallions
September 28, 2021
Spendthrift Farm has announced stud fees for its roster of 25 stallions set to stand at the Lexington-based farm for the upcoming 2022 breeding season, led again by North America’s reigning two-time champion General Sire, Into Mischief who will stand for $250,000 S&N.
Spendthrift has added four new stallions for 2022 including recently retired Grade 1 winners Basin, Known Agenda and Yaupon, along with multi-millionaire By My Standards who remains in training through the end of the racing season.
“It is important to us that we continue to offer breeders both quality and value at all levels of the market, and we believe our 2022 stallion roster and fees reflect that,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift general manager. “We are very encouraged by a lot of positive indicators in the commercial yearling market, including strong sales numbers and high clearance rates. There has been good health at the sales, and breeders have had the chance to make money. Our aim is to provide opportunity for every breeder so that he or she can have confidence in being rewarded by the quality and value we offer.”
Yaupon, winner of last month’s Forego S. (G1) at Saratoga, heads the new stallions with an introductory fee of $30,000 S&N. The Uncle Mo colt recently retired with earnings of $703,264. Known Agenda, this year’s Florida Derby (G1) winner by Curlin, will stand for $10,000 S&N, and Basin, winner of the Hopeful S. (G1) at two, will stand for $7,500 S&N. A fee for By My Standards will be set upon retirement.
Popular second-season sire Authentic, the reigning Horse of the Year by Into Mischief, will stand for $70,000 S&N in 2022, down slightly from his introductory fee. Omaha Beach joins Yaupon at $30,000, also down slightly from the previous breeding season.
Bolt d’Oro, whose first yearlings have been well-received this summer to the tune of a $179,757 sales average, will see a slight increase in his fee to $20,000 S&N. Vino Rosso, the 2019 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) hero and champion by Curlin, will also stand for $20,000 S&N, down slightly for his third season at stud.
Spendthrift’s stallions under $20,000 are led by multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Vekoma who will stand his second season at stud for a reduced fee of $17,500 S&N. Emerging sire Goldencents and champion Mitole both remain at $15,000 S&N, and Jimmy Creed and Lord Nelson both remain at $10,000 S&N.
Three stallions will participate in Spendthrift’s “Safe Bet” program in 2022, including Cloud Computing ($5,000), Free Drop Billy ($5,000) and Mor Spirit ($5,000). All three will have their first respective 2-year-olds hitting the track, and the program ensures them siring a graded stakes winner in 2022 or no stud fee is owed for that respective stallion.
Spendthrift is planning for open houses to return, starting during the Fasig-Tipton October sale. Stallions are also available for inspection upon appointment from 1-3pm most days.
For more information about any of Spendthrift’s stallions or breeding programs, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at 859-294-0030, or visit SpendthriftFarm.com. The below chart includes Spendthrift’s current stallion roster and 2022 stud fees:
|Stallions||Stands and Nurses Fee|
|Yaupon – NEW||$30,000|
|Known Agenda – NEW||$10,000|
|Basin – NEW||$7,500|
|Free Drop Billy||$5,000|
|Hit It a Bomb||$5,000|
|By My Standards – NEW||TBA|
*Fees are subject to change pending future race results. Breeders can lock in pricing by booking early.