2021 Breeding Season Wrap Up & 2022 Stallion News

October saw the annual release of the Report of Mares Bred statistics from The Jockey Club. Based on reports that were received through October 18, the Jockey Club reported that:

Filly by Always Dreaming out of Sulafah, foaled at Swifty Farms

              27,829 mares were covered in North America in 2021
                             Those mares were covered by fewer stallions (*An additional 2,500 to 3,500 mares could be reported through the end of the year)

Of the top 10 states and provinces by number of mares bred in 2021, BloodHorse.com reported: “Stallions in Kentucky, California, Ontario and Indiana covered more mares in 2021 than in 2020 (as reported at this time last year).”

Forty-five (45) stallions stood in Indiana in 2021, an increase of 7.1 percent over 2020. The number of mares bred in Indiana went up 11.2 percent, from 427 in 2020 to 475 in 2021. This places Indiana over other regional markets like Illinois, Ohio, Michigan and Oklahoma.

(Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program reminder: Don’t forget to follow along with the program’s Registration Checklist! The mare registration deadline is November 1 [with no breed-back penalty] and foals can be registered as soon as they’re born! Download the Registration Checklist to keep your records organized: Indiana Registration Checklist)

Shadwell Stallion Qurbaan
Qurbaan stands at Indiana Stallion Station for 2022

New Stallion at Indiana Stallion Station
So far, only one new stallion has been made public for Indiana. Legendary Shadwell Farm in Lexington, Ky., has relocated one of its stallions, Qurbaan, to Indiana. Qurbaan will stand at Indiana Stallion Station in Anderson, at a fee of $2,500 (live foal).

Qurbaan retired and stood for his first year in 2020. He has placed in multiple Grade 1 turf stakes races and won the G2T Bernard Baruch Handicap twice at Saratoga Race Course. He was also the runner-up in the Old Forester Turf Classic Stakes (G1T) and third in both the Shadwell Turf Mile Stakes (G1T) and Maker’s 46 Mile Stakes (G1T). He retired with a record of 7-3-6 from 22 starts and lifetime earnings totaling $854,408.

Stallions on the Move
Indiana’s only son of War Front, Royal Artillery, has moved to Anderson to stand at Indiana Stallion Station for $1,500 (discounts on multiple mare bookings). Royal Artillery (War Front – Masseuse, by Dynaformer) was the winner of the G3 Belfred Rose of Lancaster Stakes at Haydock Park and placed in the Gr3 Prix Guillaume d’Ornano – Haras du Logis Saint-Germain at Deauville. The dark brown stallion entered stud in 2018 and stood his first season in Indiana in 2020.

Harry’s Holiday works before the 2014 Kentucky Derby.

Holiday Promise will also move to Anderson to stand at Indiana Stallion Station for $2,000. By Harlan’s Holiday and out of the Miswaki mare, Cross Your Heart, Holiday Promise has been represented on the track by Jova (Opata) with 10 starts and $107,030 lifetime earnings so far and Kitty’s Promise (Jackie O’Mine).

Harry’s Holiday has moved to Breakway Farm in Dillsboro, Indiana. Owned by Greg Justice, Harry’s Holiday is a black type winner and sire of multiple Indiana-sired champions, including Hard Luck Justice (Grace of Gold), Holy Justice (Prairie Prize) and Voodoo Justice (Vain Vixen). By Harlan’s Holiday and out of the Orientate mare Daisy Mason, Harry’s Holiday will stand for $7,500.

Joining Harry’s Holiday, a perennial stallion on the Indiana leading sires list, Lantana Mob has moved to Breakway Farm. By Posse and out of the Copelan mare, Lantana, the bay stallion will stand for $1,500 (live foal) for 2022. The two-time Grade 3 stakes winner (Hirsch Jacobs Stakes at Pimlico and Sapling Stakes at Monmouth Park) retired in 2010 and has sired numerous stakes placers at Indiana Grand Racing & Casino.

The current list of stallions registered with the Indiana Thoroughbred Breed Development Program is now online.