Spendthrift is the home of the most TDN Value Sires for 2022
January 14, 2022
In the TDN’s Value Sires of 2022 series of articles by Chris McGrath over the past several weeks, Spendthrift Farm once again had the highest number of sires for any stallion farm on the list.
“They must be doing something right over there because Chris McGrath keeps putting their stallions on the top of his Value Sires podium,” said Sue Finley, Publisher and CEO of the Thoroughbred Daily News.
Topping McGrath’s list for “Gold” sires were Gormley, Known Agenda, and Maximus Mischief. Gormley, who was a top-10 First-Crop sire of 2021, stands this year for $5,000 S&N. McGrath notes that the son of Malibu Moon is one of the most likely sires of his crop to get a Classic-type horse.
Known Agenda is standing his first season in 2022 for $10,000 S&N. A son of Curlin, Known Agenda was a dominant winner of the Florida Derby (G1), as have many other established sires.
Maximus Mischief, at $7,500 S&N, is represented by his first yearlings in 2022. He’s gotten off to a fast start with his short yearlings at the Keeneland January Sale averaging a healthy 10 times his stud fee.
The brilliant Omaha Beach was given a “Silver” ranking by McGrath. Omaha Beach, at $30,000 S&N, also has first yearlings in 2022. A son of War Front, Omaha Beach became the first horse in 30 years to win Grade 1’s at six and nine furlongs when he took the Arkansas Derby and Santa Anita Sprint Championship. Omaha Beach bred 215 mares each of his first two seasons at stud.
Five Spendthrift sires are on McGrath’s “Bubbling Under” watch list: Bolt d’Oro, Cloud Computing, Jimmy Creed, Mitole, and Vekoma.
Vekoma will have his first weanlings in 2022, Mitole his first crop of yearlings, Bolt d’Oro and Cloud Computing will both have their first runners this year, and veteran sire Jimmy Creed will add to his legacy that includes nearly 50 black type horses and the earners of over $15 million.
To read more of McGrath’s in-depth analysis, visit the TDN website here.