Jimmy Creed - Luna Foal

Active Individual Foal



Birth Year:
2023 
Farm Location:
St. Omer's Farm in Forest Hill, MD 
Cover Date:
May 28th, 2022 
Foal's gender:
 


Why We Bought This Horse

  • Luna was covered on May 28, 2022, by Jimmy Creed and checked in and confirmed in foal on June 13, 2022.   Our anticipation is that this foal will be Maryland-bred.
  • This is a 2022 Individual Foal Offering and is subject to the WVS Individual Foal Program Addendum to the Wasabi Ventures Stables Thoroughbred Management Agreement.  
  •   Highlights of the program:
    • Fixed Price on the Offering - No Ongoing Bills
    • Limited Exposure - Like WVS Racing Programs, there is no chance for Future Expenses. If the Foal offering loses money, WVS absorbs those costs
    • Finite-Time - The Foal Offering will be liquidated sometime in its yearling year, so you know when an offering ends.  Because you are not buying the mare, you have a finite time period of commitment (e.g. 6 to 18 months)
    • Reduced Risk - WVS will only open a Foal Offering once a mare has checked in foal to the chosen stallion
    • Perpetual Breeders Bonuses - Even after the foal is sold, a Club member can continue to earn breeding bonuses for the racing life of the horse.
    • You can watch a video about this program by visiting here. 

The BASE PRICE of this foal is $31,100

  • Mare Lease - $2,000
  • Stallion Fee - $8,500
  • Vanning Expense - $2,500
  • Boarding Fee Estimate - $15,500
  • Vet Estimate - $2,000
  • Registration Fees (Jockey Club and State Fees) - $600   

 

  We’ve said it before and will say it again, but breeding a young broodmare off with proven stallions in her first few years gives that mare’s owner the best line on her abilities as a producer.  As such, and after visiting a first-year stallion for her first mating last year, Luna will get a shot with our favorite Kentucky value sire Jimmy Creed in 2022.

We have been on the Jimmy Creed bandwagon for a couple of years now, and with his biggest and best-bred crops now having just turned 3YO and 2YO, his profile is poised for enhancement in the next year or two.  As it is, in 2021 he picked up his first G1 victory as a sire (5YO Casa Creed in the Jaipur), and only three stallions topped Jimmy Creed’s 8 black-type juveniles in 2021 (led by Kaufymaker, who placed at the Breeders’ Cup).  He has another 87 2YOs coming to the races in 2022, conceived at his highest stud fee so far ($20,000).

And although TrueNicks gives this mating “only” a “B+” (thanks to three stakes winners from 43 runners by Jimmy Creed out of AP Indy-line mares, including the wickedly fast G2 winner King Jack), there are 10 more black-type placed runners on this nick.  That means 30% of the runners bred this way have won/placed in a black-type race, which is an astronomical figure.  With Malibu Moon mares specifically (MM being the sire of Luna’s own sire, Orb, who is too young to have stats of his own as a broodmare sire), Jimmy Creed has nine runners and six winners, two of whom are black-type runners.  It is also worth noting that the aforementioned King Jack is out of a daughter of Tapit, who is bred quite similarly to Orb, as Tapit and Orb are by Pulpit and Malibu Moon, respectively, both of those being sons of AP Indy with Mr. Prospector dams, and both Tapit and Orb are out of Unbridled mares.  So that hopefully bodes well for Orb’s chances as a broodmare sire with Jimmy Creed.

Physically, whereas Jimmy Creed is a beautifully balanced, medium-sized horse with plenty of mass and muscle, Luna is a big, stout mare very much in Orb’s mold.  So she will hopefully provide a little bit of size and scope to their foal, which we’d expect to run at around a mile on either surface once it makes it to the races.

Jimmy Creed - Luna Foal




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