Discreetly Mine, one of the nation’s top 3-year-old sprinters who led all the way in the King’s Bishop Stakes (gr. I) at Saratoga this year, will enter stud in 2011 at William S. Farish’s Lane’s End Farm near Versailles, Ky. His fee is $15,000 live foal.
Bred by the late E. Paul Robsham, Discreetly Mine raced as a homebred for Robsham’s widow, Joyce, in the name of E. Paul Robsham Stables. Discreetly Mine is by 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft , a successful young sire who stands at Lane’s End.
Discreetly Mine finished in the top two in nine of 13 races and earned $799,350. Four of his five wins came in graded stakes.
“We are very pleased that Mrs. Robsham chose Lane’s End to stand Discreetly Mine,” Farish said. “Not only was he an exceptional racehorse from six furlongs to 1 1/16 miles, he has an outstanding pedigree and excellent conformation.”
Discreetly Mine has recorded the year’s highest Beyer Speed Figure for a 3-year-old. His 111 Beyer came when he won the Amsterdam Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga by 8 3/4 lengths in 1:14.27 for 6 1/2 furlongs.
As a 2-year-old Discreetly Mine broke his maiden by 6 1/4 lengths at Saratoga and finished second in the Champagne Stakes (gr. I) and the Futurity Stakes (gr. II). At 3, in addition to winning the Amsterdam and the seven-furlong King’s Bishop, Discreetly Mine captured the Jersey Shore Stakes (gr. III) at six furlongs at Monmouth Park and the Risen Star Stakes (gr. II) at 1 1/16 miles at Fair Grounds. He ran second in the Woody Stephens Stakes (gr. II) at Saratoga.
Discreetly Mine figured to be one of the favorites for the Sentient Jet Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I) at Churchill Downs Nov. 6. He injured his left stifle in October and was retired in December.
Discreetly Mine, out of grade I winner Pretty Discreet (by Private Account), is a half brother to grade I winner Discreet Cat and stakes winner and grade I stakes-placed Pretty Wild.