Adena Springs Heads 2006 Leading Breeders' List

Edited press release

For the fourth consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2006 with earnings of $13,146,955, according to statistics released Jan. 5 by the Jockey Club Information Systems.

Adena Springs bred the winners of 510 races from 3,043 starts and is followed by Sez Who Thoroughbreds, which bred the winners of 324 races from 2,335 starts for earnings of $7,957,900.
 
Adena Springs also heads a second breeder list that includes partnerships. On that list, the operation bred the winners of 510 races from 3,052 starts for earnings of $13,147,650. Runner-up was Farnsworth Farms, which alone or in partnership bred the winners of 470 races from 3,554 starts for earnings of $9,021,359.
 
Rounding out the list of top 10 individual breeders were: Farnsworth Farms, $7,859,817 (394 wins/3,043 starts); John Franks, $6,178,532 (356/3,173); WinStar Farm, $5,222,912 (98/610); Thomas/Lakin, $5,085,552 (109/582); Live Oak Stud, $4,974,855 (86/510); Darley, $4,802,378 (36/201); Brereton Jones, $4,683,147 (193/1,400); and Mr. and Mrs. Martin Wygod, $4,021,245 (125/789).
 
Completing the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were: W.S. Farish, $8,203,048 (238 wins/1,629 starts); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $8,004,740 (327/2,360); John Franks, $6,446,186 (369/3,261); WinStar Farm, $5,467,794 (106/732); Thomas/Lakin, $5,085,552 (no horses bred in partnership); Brereton Jones, $5,019,566 (211/1,534); Live Oak Stud, $4,974,855 (no horses bred in partnership); and Darley, $4,815,098 (36/206).
 
The complete lists of the top 200 breeders of 2006 are accessible at equineline.com.

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