Adena Springs finished 2010 as the leading individual breeder in North America with earnings of $13,369,852, according to statistics released Jan. 6 by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc.
In topping the list for the eighth consecutive year, Frank Stronach’s operation was represented by the winners of 506 races from 3,661 starts. Second on the list is Brereton C. Jones, the breeder of the winners of 236 races from 1,565 starts, for earnings of $6,545,265.
Adena Springs also finished on top of a second breeder list that includes partnerships. Including partnerships, Adena Springs bred the winners of 519 races from 3,739 starts, for earnings of $13,638,355. The runner-up is Jones, who alone or in partnership was the breeder of the winners of 293 races from 1,858 starts, for earnings of $7,504,518.
Rounding out the list of top 10 individual breeders were Eugene Melnyk, $6,004,832 (232 wins/1,458 starts); Gulf Coast Farms, $5,593,561 (114/640); WinStar Farm, $5,390,660 (127/705); Claiborne Farm and Adele B. Dilschneider, $4,606,322 (35/187); Edward P. Evans, $4,404,871 (94/539); Juddmonte Farms, $3,506,104 (49/285); Darley, $3,228,864 (53/377); and Ken and Sarah Ramsey, $3,083,814 (160/1,175).
Completing the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were WinStar Farm, $6,608,607 (152 wins/868 starts); Claiborne Farm, $6,028,436 (102/590); Eugene Melnyk, $6,004,832 (no horses bred in partnership); Gulf Coast Farms, $5,648,661 (116/650); W. S. Farish, $5,581,235 (167/988); Adele B. Dilschneider, $5,242,868 (48/265); Edward P. Evans, $4,404,871 (no horses bred in partnership); and Darley, $4,366,735 (114/736).
The complete lists of the top 100 breeders of 2010 are accessible through equineline.com.