Millionaire Grade 1 winner and world-class miler Spring At Last has every license to be a sire. And he is delivering big time on that promise.
The leading money earner at stud by sire of sires Silver Deputy, Spring At Last was North America's #1 Freshman and Juvenile Sire of 2012 by Graded stakes winners, and #2 Freshman Sire overall. His inaugural crop is led by seven Stakes Horses, three Graded SWs, and a Champion. His accomplishments include:
- Four stakes winners, on every surface - dirt, turf and all-weather
- Four stakes horses in March
- Seven first crop SHs, from 5 1/2f to a 1 1/16 miles: Champion 2YO SPRING IN THE AIR (G1; SW again May 4th), SPRING VENTURE (G2), SEANEEN GIRL (G2), A LOVER'S QUESTION, Just Gone, Swear Me In, They Call Me Red
- Major improvement of mares: 1.92 AEI vs. 1.28 CI
- Sire of the all-time record-priced OBS June filly ($320,000). Named SPRING VENTURE, she became a multiple Graded SW and Breeders' Cup competitor
- First juveniles in training averaged more than 10 times the current stud fee ($76,125)
- Second crop yearlings (25 offered, 24 sold), brought prices of $100,000, $80,000, $55,000
Spring At Last was a Graded stakes performer for three consecutive years, undefeated at the true sire's distance of a mile. Silver Deputy has already sired a Champion Sire, and his sons at stud have sired both a Breeders' Cup winner and a Classic winner within the past 15 months.
Spring At Last was bred to more than 300 mares his first four seasons. His progeny have sold to an international array of buyers, including Justin Casse, Sarazen Stable, Adena Springs, Mark Casse, Eisaman Equine, Castle Park Farm, Ben McElroy, Machmer Hall, Red Castle Farm, and Federico Barberini. In 2013, his first two-year-old in training sold for $100,000 at OBS, a day after two of his daughters ran 1-2 in a $100,000 stakes.