First Foal a Colt for Freshman Stallion By My Standards

January 24, 2023

BY MY STANDARDS winning the G2 The Alysheba Sept. 4, 2020, at Churchill Downs. (Coady Photography)

First foal is a colt for Spendthrift Farm’s four-time G2 winner & multimillionaire By My Standards

Joel Cunningham/Spendthrift Farm

LEXINGTON, Ky. – Spendthrift Farm’s By My Standards, the four-time Grade 2 winner of $2,294,430, sired his first reported foal on January 23rd when a colt was born at Jacob Nance’s IR Bloodstock in Midway, KY.

Bred by Chester Thomas’s Allied Racing, the bay colt is the first foal out of the young Nyquist mare Memento, whose dam is multiple stakes winner Martha’s Moon and hails from the immediate family of Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour.

“We are very happy with this colt,” said Nance. “He has good bone, a nice shoulder and hip, and a lot of leg. He’s a great representation of By My Standards, and I know Chester looks forward to racing (By My Standards’) offspring.”

Campaigned by Allied Racing, By My Standards captured the Louisiana Derby (G2) over eventual Kentucky Derby winner Country House and eventual Preakness winner War of Will as a 3-year-old. He ran the 1 1/8 miles in 1:49.53 which marked the second fastest in 84 runnings of the Louisiana Derby at that distance.

As a 4-year-old, By My Standards won his first three starts including the New Orleans Classic (G2) at Fair Grounds and Oaklawn Handicap (G2), running 1 1/8 miles in 1:47.80 in the latter to mark the fastest Oaklawn Handicap since Medaglia d’Oro in 2003. He went on to score his fourth Grade 2 win in the Alysheba (G2) at Churchill over multiple Grade 1 winner McKinzie. 

By My Standards is currently the fourth highest earner from the distinguished Into Mischief line, only behind Horse of the Year Authentic ($7,201,200), Life Is Good ($4,541,700) and By My Standards’ sire Goldencents ($3,044,000).

By My Standards is out of the multiple Santa Anita stakes winner and earner of $469,956, A Jealous Woman. He is set to stand his second season at stud for a fee of $5,000 S&N.

For more information about By My Standards, please contact Des, Mark, or Brian at Spendthrift at 859-294-0030, or visit

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