Above: Mor Spirit standing at Spendthrift America

While there’s never one fool-proof indicator for determining stallion potential, Spendthrift Farm has found one race that they feel consistently produces winners who draw their attention.

In the past four years, they’ve welcomed a trio of GI Metropolitan H. victors to their stud barn.

First was Mor Spirit (USA), then came Mitole (USA), another son of Eskendereya (USA) and this year they welcome a third winner in five-time stakes-winning millionaire Vekoma (USA) (Candy Ride {Arg}).

“I can foresee Vekoma having just absolutely beautiful, rocket ship-like weanlings down the road. I think he’ll be a very precocious sire – his body looks very precocious,” Spendthrift’s Stallion Sales Manager, Mark Toothaker, said.

“He was so fast and hated to lose so we’re looking forward to getting mares to him this year and then seeing what the foals look like in 2022.”

Article courtesy of TDN