|Tuesday, January 06, 2009||Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326|
|Adena Springs is Leading North American Breeder for Sixth Consecutive Year|
Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2008 with earnings of $19,217,703, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). In topping the list for the sixth consecutive year, Adena Springs bred the winners of 603 races from 3,671 starts and is followed by Stonerside Stable, which bred the winners of 98 races from 518 starts for earnings of $7,433,027.
Adena Springs also heads a second breeder list that includes partnerships. Including partnerships, Adena Springs bred the winners of 604 races from 3,679 starts for earnings of $19,247,705. Runner-up was Stonerside Stable, which alone or in partnership bred the winners of 130 races from 711 starts for earnings of $8,521,912.
Completing the list of top 10 individual breeders were Eugene Melnyk, $6,410,230 (231 wins/1,355 starts); Brereton C. Jones, $6,339,254 (216/1,373); WinStar Farm LLC, $5,460,005 (89/599); Juddmonte Farms Inc., $4,924,494 (51/365); Sherman Family Thoroughbreds LLC, $4,839,702 (309/2,445); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $4,780,068 (196/1,580); Padua Stables, $4,773,351 (192/1,158); and Everest Stables Inc., $3,966,631 (116/875).
Rounding out the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were W.S. Farish, $6,950,184 (193 wins/1,202 starts); Brereton C. Jones, $6,692,257 (230/1,525); Eugene Melnyk, $6,425,830 (232/1,357); WinStar Farm LLC, $6,092,313 (122/850); Sherman Family Thoroughbreds LLC, $5,160,946 (339/2,695); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $4,944,584 (201/1,644); Juddmonte Farms Inc., $4,924,494 (no horses bred in partnership); and Padua Stables, $4,819,874 (194/1,164).
The complete lists of the top 200 breeders of 2008 are accessible through http://www.equineline.com.
The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club, is an industry leader in the areas of technology and information services for industry professionals, including owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians and farm personnel. TJCIS utilizes state-of-the-art technology to enhance the services it provides through equineline.com as well as its cataloguing and software sales and consulting divisions.