Into Mischief at Spendthrift Farm

Into Mischief at Spendthrift Farm

Joy B. Gilbert

Spendthrift Raises Into Mischief's Fee to $150,000

Into Mischief heads the farm's 25-stallion roster for 2019 and is booked full.

B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm announced the 2019 fees for its 25-stallion roster that will stand at the Lexington-based farm this upcoming breeding season. Among the roster are three new stallions for 2019, again spearheaded by leading sire Into Mischief , whose fee has moved to $150,000 and is booked full.

All three new stallions are grade 1 winners, including the recently retired Mor Spirit , Free Drop Billy , and Bolt d'Oro , who remains in training through the end of the season.

Bolt d'Oro was the only 2-year-old colt of 2017 to win multiple top-level races, including dominant back-to-back wins in the Del Mar Futurity (G1) and FrontRunner Stakes (G1). In the latter, the son of Medaglia d'Oro  earned a 103 Beyer—the fastest earned by a 2-year-old colt since 2014. Bolt d'Oro's initial fee has been set at $25,000 but is subject to change pending race results.

Goldencents , North America's leading first-crop sire, will see his fee move to $20,000. The popular son of Into Mischief currently has a crop-high 19 2-year-old winners—seven more than any other first-crop sire—including four black-type performers and two black-type winners to date. Jimmy Creed , North America's No. 2 second-crop sire, will also see his stud fee move to $20,000 for 2019 after siring 11 black-type performers and five black-type winners, led by grade 2-winning 3-year-old colt Kanthaka.

Perennial leading sire Malibu Moon  will remain at $75,000 in 2019 after another banner year that included siring two grade 1 winners—the most of any from the A. P. Indy sire line so far in 2018. Malibu Moon is led by Breeders' Cup Sprint (G1) contender Ransom the Moon , repeat winner of the Bing Crosby Stakes (G1) this summer at Del Mar, and Arkansas Derby (G1) winner Magnum Moon.

Spendthrift is also bringing home promising young stallion Normandy Invasion , a record-holding son of Tapit  who had been standing in New York as property of Spendthrift. Normandy Invasion, whose first crop of yearlings have sold for up to $170,000 so far this year, remains Gulfstream Park's track-record holder at a mile on dirt at 1:33.13.

Spendthrift is introducing a new breeding program for 2019 called the "Safe Bet Program," which is designed to substantially minimize risk for breeders who support any of Spendthrift's fourth-year stallions that have first-crop 2-year-olds set to hit the track in 2019. The program was designed to assure breeders a significant level of success from a stallion's first crop of 2-year-old runners, or the breeder will pay a significantly discounted stud fee.

Spendthrift will host an open house before and during Fasig-Tipton's The October Sale, from Oct. 20-25 at 1-3 p.m. ET daily. 

Stallions
2019 Fee
2018 Fee
Into Mischief
$150,000 (Book Full)
$100,000
Malibu Moon
$75,000
$75,000
Bolt d’Oro - NEW
$25,000
 
Lord Nelson
$25,000
$25,000
Goldencents
$20,000
$12,500
Jimmy Creed
$20,000
$15,000
Cross Traffic
$10,000
$7,500
Gormley
$10,000
$10,000
Mor Spirit - NEW
$10,000
 
Temple City
$10,000
$15,000
Brody’s Cause
$7,500
$12,500
Wicked Strong
$7,500
$10,000
Palace
$6,000
$6,000
Race Day
$6,000
$6,000
Cinco Charlie
$5,000
$5,000
Dominus
$5,000
$10,000
Flat Out
$5,000
$7,000
Hit It a Bomb
$5,000
$7,000
Shakin It Up
$5,000
$5,000
Can the Man
$3,500
$3,500
Danza
$3,500
$4,000
Itsmyluckyday
$3,500
$5,000
Medal Count
$3,500
$3,500
Normandy Invasion
$3,500
$3,500
Free Drop Billy - NEW
TBA
 
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