Spun To Run- Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Champion and Son of Hard Spun
Darley had another impressive year for 2019 as their stallion Medagia d’Oro added another fantastic year to his resume. Medaglia d’Oro has not only been impressive in the sales ring but his progeny have been exceptional on the track as well. Between 2018 and this past year Medaglia d’ Oro has produced 12 yearlings that have sold for $1 million dollars or more propelling him to producing the most out of any sire over the past 4 years in North America.
This year Darley was exceptional on the track as you have seen the likes Higher Power with a blazing win in the Pacific Classic at Del Mar. Who can forget the classy Cambier Parc who scored a 2nd G1 in the Queen Elizabeth II Challenge Cup at Keeneland and flattering the sire with having 25 Grade 1 winners thus far. Other highly regarded earners of Darley were Crown Prosecutor who captured the New Zealand Derby as well as Flit who powered home to score in the One Thousand Guineas in Australia. Medaglia d’Oro will stand in 2020 for a fee of $200,000.
Street Sense– His progeny flattered their sire and had an extremely good accounting of themselves on the track this year; Maxfield who dominated the G1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland to propel him to the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and the highly regarded 4 yo McKinzie with a masterful win in the the G1 Whitney catapulting him into the Breeders’ Cup Classic and raising his G1 race winnings total to four. Maxfield is an aspiring Kentucky Derby trail candidate and is an exceptional colt. McKinzie who was 2nd in the Breeders Cup Classic looks to stay in training an add to his resume. Street Sense’s fee will be $75,000 in 2020.
Nyquist– By Uncle Mo who ranks 12th nationally in 2019 with 6 graded stakes winners including Bast ($552,200.00) winner, BC Juvenile entrant and Kentucky Derby trail hopeful. Nyquist progeny have sold in 2017- 13 offered, 9 sold, $2,780,000 gross, $308,889 average, $140,000 median. In 2018 6 offered, 5 sold, $1,395,000 gross, $279,000 average, $205,000 median $40,000.00 Nyquist is the leading first crop yearling sire with a median of $223K.
Frosted– is the highest money earner out of Tapit who also produced the fastest Met Mile ever with a 123 Beyer. Frosted is credited with winning the Wood Memorial at 3 years old as well as the Whitney G1 at Saratoga at the age of 4. Frosted produced first crop yearling filly that fetched the highest price achieved at Saratoga by a freshman sire in 2019 for a whopping $850k. We are sure to see many more of his progeny tearing up the track soon. Frosted will stand for $40,000.00 in 2020.
Hard Spun– Ranks 8th nationally for 2019 with it’s chief earner and Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile Champion Spun To Run who as a 3 yo thus far has banked $1,010.520.00 and holds the highest Beyer for any 3 yo at a mile or longer this year. Hard Sun is also credited for producing G1 Ashland Stakes winner Out For A Spin. Hard Spun is the only stallion to produce 2 100+ Beyer 3 year olds to run in 2019. Hidden scroll is another progeny of Hard Spun who produced a 104 debut Beyer which is the fastest besides Justify in the last five years. Other notable Juvenile runner is Green Light Go who was 2nd place in the G1 Champagne. Hard Spun is a bargain at $40,000.00 for 2020.
Bernardini– One of Darley stallions best produced fifteen Grade1 winners to the likes of To Honor and Serve, Cavorting, Stay Thirsty and Alpha. At age16 he is the youngest stallion in the world with 5 G1 winners as a Paternal Grandsire and 8 G1 winners as a Broodmare Sire. Daughters of Bernardini in 2019 have produced the winners of the G1 Kentucky Oaks, G1 Alabama, G1 Breeders’ Futurity, G1 Frizette, G1 United Nations and G1 Australian Derby. Bernardini has produced more $500k + 2 year olds at sales more than any other sire with exception of Storm Cat. Tapit is the only other highest producer of G1 dirt runners in the last 4 years. At $40,000.00 Bernardini is an exceptional price to consider.
Medaglia d’Oro’s G1-winning son Astern will shuttle from Australia again and his first US-bred foals will be selling at the upcoming breeding stock sales. His fee will be $10,000 in 2020.