For the ninth consecutive year, Adena Springs was the leading North American breeder in 2011, with $14,641,413 in earnings for horses bred by Frank Stronach’s operation.
According to The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc., Adena was represented by horses that won 455 races from 3,348 starts. In addition to the leading breeder last year, Stronach was also a major player at North American yearling sales. The Stronach Group recently announced a public offering of six different racing companies that will consist of horses purchased by Stronach entities at 2011 yearling sales.
Adena Springs also finished on top of a second breeder list that includes partnerships. Including partnerships, Adena Springs bred the winners of 496 races from 3,619 starts for earnings of $15,654,455. Runner-up was Kenneth L. Ramsey and Sarah K. Ramsey, who with partnerships bred the winners of 249 races from 1,721 starts for earnings of $7,313,759.
Rounding out the list of top 10 individual breeders were Brereton C. Jones, $5,681,003 (233 wins /1,598 starts); Eugene Melnyk, $5,325,977 (224/1,253); Ocala Stud, $4,112,890 (96/455); Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings LLC, $4,023,518 (101/599); Liberation Farm & Brandywine Farm, $3,916,133 (103/681); Darley, $3,890,808 (85/482); WinStar Farm LLC, $3,637,102 (128/886); and Gulf Coast Farms LLC, $3,530,859 (130/783).
Completing the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were Brereton C. Jones, $6,673,231 (265 wins/1,823 starts); Liberation Farm, $6,607,792 (218/1,409); W. S. Farish, $5,603,004 (176/1,186); Eugene Melnyk, $5,325,977 (224/1,253); Darley, $4,870,189 (135/810); Ocala Stud, $4,594,034 (112/581); Brandywine Farm, $4,495,096 (133/943); and WinStar Farm LLC, $4,045,031 (146/984).