Spendthrift Australia this morning celebrated the first winner for its freshman shuttle sire Jimmy Creed (Distorted Humor).
Admiral Jimmy became the first winner for the Group 1 winning Jimmy Creed when he won in a US$50,000 2YO maiden race over 4.5 furlongs at Gulfstream Park, Florida.
The Todd Pletcher trained juvenile was sent out favourite for the race and duly saluted by four lengths after a launching a powerful sprint out of the home turn.
The debut win by the Siena Farm Kentucky homebred was even more impressive when considering the winning time of 51.07 equaled a track record set back in June 2015.
From the Bernardini mare Zayanna, Admiral Jimmy is a half-brother to 2YO stakes winner Velvet Mood (Lonhro). Zayanna herself is a sibling to no less than three stakes winners.
Admiral Jimmy was just the second runner for his sire who covered large books of mares in his first two northern hemisphere seasons at stud.
Jimmy Creed shuttles between Spendthrift’s Kentucky base and Australian operation in the Macedon Ranges where he stands for $7,700 on a “Breed Secure” Fee or Payable On Live Foal
Jimmy Creed’s first crop of two-year-olds have sold for an average of US$142,500 during the USA’s recent two-year-old auction season, topped by a US$320,000 colt at the OBS March sale.