Spendthrift releases 2019 prices for its 25-strong roster in the US
Into Mischief's fee will rise by 50 per cent, from $100,000 to $150,000 (£115,000/€130,000) for the 2019 season – however, the son of Harlan's Holiday is already fully booked.
The Spendthrift resident was responsible for this year's Florida Derby winner Audible while his son Instagrand, a $1.2 million breeze-up purchase, took out the Grade 2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar in August, though will miss out on the rest of the season.
Joining the roster at B Wayne Hughes's Kentucky stud will be a trio of Grade 1 winners in Mor Spirit, Free Drop Billy and Bolt D'Oro, who remains in training until the end of the season.
Bolt D'Oro, who will be introduced at a $25,000 fee, took out last year's Del Mar Futurity as well as the FrontRunner Stakes at Santa Anita. The son of Medaglia D'Oro won the Grade 2 San Felipe Stakes in March before finishing second to Triple Crown hero Justify in the Santa Anita Derby.
Goldencents, an eight-year-old son of Into Mischief, is the leading first-season sire in North America by earnings, with his fee jumping from $12,500 up to $20,000. He has notched up 19 winner already this season – seven more than any other freshman sire in North America.
Malibu Moon – responsible for this year's repeat Bing Crosby Stakes scorer Ransom The Moon and Arkansas Derby winner Magnum Moon – remains at $75,000.
Spendthrift is introducing a new breeding incentive for 2019 called the Safe Bet Program, which is designed to substantially minimise risk for breeders who support any of Spendthrift's fourth-year stallions who have first-crop two-year-olds set to hit the track in 2019.
The programme was designed to assure breeders of a significant level of success from a stallion's first crop of two-year-old runners, or the breeder will pay a significantly discounted stud fee.
Spendthrift Farm fees for the 2019 breeding season
Sire, damsire, stands and nurses fee
Into Mischief Harlan's Holiday $150,000 – book full
Malibu Moon A.P. Indy $75,000
Bolt D'Oro* Medaglia D'Oro $25,000
Lord Nelson Pulpit $25,000
Goldencents Into Mischief $20,000
Jimmy Creed Distorted Humor $20,000
Cross Traffic Unbridled Song $10,000
Gormley Malibu Moon $10,000
Mor Spirit* Eskendereya $10,000
Temple City Dynaformer $10,000
Brody's Cause Giant's Causeway $7,500
Wicked Strong Hard Spun $7,500
Palace City Zip $6,000
Race Day Tapit $6,000
Cinco Charlie Indian Charlie $5,000
Dominus Smart Strike $5,000
Flat Out Flatter $5,000
Hit It A Bomb War Front $5,000
Shakin It Up Midnight Lute $5,000
Can The Man Into Mischief $3,500
Danza Street Boss $3,500
Itsmyluckyday Lawyer Ron $3,500
Medal Count Dynaformer $3,500
Normandy Invasion Tapit $3,500
Free Drop Billy* Union Rags TBA
*new for 2019
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