Mr. Money is transferred to Louisiana for the 2023 breeding season

Owner Chester Thomas is following the money: In this case, he’s moving his five-time ladder winner, Mr. Money, as a Florida stud to Louisiana’s Clear Creek Stud for the 2023 breeding season.

Thomas bred 24 mares to Mr. Money in 2021, with 16 foals in Louisiana this year, while they also remain eligible for the Florida Stallion Series. Thomas bred 20 mares to Mr. Money this breeding season.

Spendthrift Farm is also a partner of Mr. Money.

A fan of the Louisiana breeding program and Pelican State racing, Thomas decided to go all-in by transferring Mr. Money to Clear Creek Stud near Folsom. With the breeding industry earning revenue from legalized state sports betting, markets for Louisiana-born and foaled horses are set to explode. Additionally, historic horse racing gaming terminals, which are located at the tracks and their off-track betting facilities, will increase the purses of all horse racing in the state.

“I really like the way the Louisiana program is going,” Thomas said. “I think Mr. Money has what it takes to be a successful sire, and I believe having him on a top farm in a growing regional market gives him the best chance to show what he can do. Most of my horses race in New Orleans in the winter anyway, and I’m sure I’m going to have plenty of Louisiana-bred Mr. Money babies. I thought I might as well enjoy having Louisiana-born, Louisiana-born Mr. Moneys.

“We think he will excel in Louisiana. They have one of the best – if not the best – breeding programs outside of Kentucky. I hope a lot of people will benefit from Mr. Money in Louisiana, myself included. It’s exciting to have him there with such good people as Clear Creek.

Mr. Money, out of Tiznow mare Plenty O’Toole, is the son of two-time Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Goldencents and grandson of international super sire Into Mischief. He won six of 18 starts, including the Pat Day Mile Grade 3 Quintet, Matt Winn, Indiana Derby and West Virginia Derby at 3 and Churchill Downs’ Ack Ack at 4. include finishing second by a neckline in the Grade 1 Pennsylvania Derby. He finished fourth in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs after his first victory.

Among the horses Mr. Money defeated at the racetrack were future Horse of the Year Knicks Go, winner of Preakness War of Will and Grade 1 winners Improbable, Spun to Run, Mind Control, Math Wizard and Hog Creek Hustle.

“Mr. Silver was an amazing racehorse,” Thomas said. He beat a slew of Grade 1 horses that year, he just had a bit of bad luck and didn’t get Grade 1 himself. His babies are coming out and looking like cool runners. They have lots of legs and their physique is amazing. I’m very, very excited about what we’re seeing.

Mr. Money’s third year stud fee will be $3,500 if paid by September 1 or $4,000 live foal. A limited number of lifetime reproduction rights are available.

Clear Creek Stud is one of the premier stud farms in Louisiana, including Star Guitar, Louisiana’s Top Stallion.

“Mr. Money is a very attractive person,” said Clear Creek general manager Val Murrell, who has worked at the ranch since 1977. held up well while successfully competing in the top company, retiring cleanly And sound Talent and longevity are super important.

“He completes an already solid list. It is a known paternal line. Everyone knows Goldencents and Into Mischief. This will please our breeders. He has had great success at the middle distance and beyond. Speed ​​is just as important here, and he had speed. I’ve seen some of his foals that were conceived in Florida. It’s a pretty impressive group. Muscle, bones, balance, very well put together. It goes far. People can see them and it will make a difference. He’s an exciting addition to a great Louisiana program.

Media contact:

Val Murrell, General Manager

Clear Stream Stud

(985) 796-5563

[email protected]