Adena Springs Repeats as Leading Breeder

Adena Springs Repeats as Leading Breeder
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(Edited press release)

For the sixth consecutive year, Frank Stronach’s Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America by earnings. According to statistics released by The Jockey Club Jan. 6, Adena Springs ended 2008 with earnings of $19,217,703.

Adena Springs bred the winners of 603 races from 3,671 starts and is followed by Stonerside Stable, which bred the winners of 98 races from 518 starts for earnings of $7,433,027.

Adena Springs also heads a second breeder list that includes partnerships. Including partnerships, Adena Springs bred the winners of 604 races from 3,679 starts for earnings of $19,247,705. Runner-up was Stonerside Stable, which alone or in partnership, bred the winners of 130 races from 711 starts for earnings of $8,521,912.

Completing the list of top 10 individual breeders were: Eugene Melnyk, $6,410,230 (231 wins/1,355 starts); Brereton C. Jones, $6,339,254 (216/1,373); WinStar Farm, $5,460,005 (89/599); Juddmonte Farms, $4,924,494 (51/365); Sherman Family Thoroughbreds, $4,839,702 (309/2,445); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $4,780,068 (196/1,580); Padua Stables, $4,773,351 (192/1,158); and Everest Stables, $3,966,631 (116/875).

Rounding out the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were: W.S. Farish, $6,950,184 (193 wins/1,202 starts); Brereton C. Jones, $6,692,257 (230/1,525); Eugene Melnyk, $6,425,830 (232/1,357); WinStar Farm, $6,092,313 (122/850); Sherman Family Thoroughbreds, $5,160,946 (339/2,695); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $4,944,584 (201/1,644); Juddmonte Farms, $4,924,494 (no horses bred in partnership); and Padua Stables, $4,819,874 (194/1,164).

The complete lists of the top 200 breeders of 2008 are accessible through http://www.equineline.com.
 

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