Taylor Made Stallions has set its 2021 stallion roster and has reduced fees on most of the stallions for the upcoming breeding season.
The roster is led by Not This Time, a leading first-crop sire in multiple categories, who will stand for $40,000 S&N. Joining Not This Time on the roster are Instagrand (new in 2021), Mshawish, and Midnight Storm, who will all stand for $7,500 S&N—Mshawish and Midnight Storm both stood for $10,000 this past breeding season. Rounding out the roster is Daddy Long Legs who will stand for $5,000 S&N after standing last season for $7,500.
Not This Time’s offspring have starred in the auction ring and on the racetrack. He was the No. 1 First-Crop Sire by 2-year-old average: $175,216; led by Princess Noor who sold for $1.35 million to top the OBS Spring Sale. It was the highest price ever for a 2-year-old by a freshman sire at OBS. Not This Time’s second-crop yearlings this year have included 13 that sold for $200,000 or more with two session toppers at Keeneland September and a $225,000 sale-topping filly this week at OBS October.
It is no surprise that Not This Time’s first 2-year-olds have come out running. He is represented by a crop-best 14 winners, including unbeaten and untested Grade 1 winner Princess Noor, a leading contender for the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Fillies.
Princess Noor was a breathtaking 6 1/2-length winner of the Grade 1 Del Mar Debutante Stakes Sept. 6, and an equally impressive winner of the G2 Chandelier Stakes at Santa Anita in her next outing on Sept. 26 for owner Zedan Racing Stables and trainer Bob Baffert. She announced her arrival in the division being named a TDN Rising Star with an eye-catching score in a Del Mar maiden special weight in her career debut Aug. 22.
Not This Time is also represented by undefeated stakes winner Dirty Dangle, winner of the Woodbine Cares Stakes on Sept. 19, and Graded stakes-placed Hopeful Princess, third in the G3 Schuylerville Stakes at Saratoga.
On the racetrack, Not This Time was a dominating winner of the 2016 G3 Iroquois Stakes and was runner-up in that year’s Breeders’ Cup Juvenile. Not This Time is the most brilliant 2-year-old ever sired by sire of sires Giant’s Causeway and he is a half-brother to Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile winner Liam’s Map.
New for 2021 is Instagrand, a graded stakes-winning son of leading sire Into Mischief. A $1.2-million purchase at the 2018 Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale, Instagrand made an auspicious career debut, earning TDN Rising Star status with a jaw-dropping 10-length romp at Los Alamitos for trainer Jerry Hollendorfer. His final time of :56 for the five furlongs was just .32 of a second off the track record.
He followed up his sparkling debut win with another scintillating effort in his next start, winning Del Mar’s G2 Best Pal Stakes by 10 1/4 lengths in wire-to-wire fashion. Nearly identical to his debut score, Instagrand assumed command at the break of the six-furlong test and powered away impressively through the lane to win as he pleased without ever being challenged.
Mshawish, Medaglia d’Oro’s only Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf and his fastest dirt miler, is represented by seven first-crop winners. Among them, Arabian Prince, a debut maiden special weight winner at Churchill Downs; Miss Wild, a debut winner at Monmouth Park by 15 lengths, and additional maiden special weight winners Hitch a Ride and Franz Josef.
Daddy Long Legs, a champion first-crop sire in Chile, is a multiple graded stakes-winning millionaire by Scat Daddy. Numbered among his eight first-crop stakes horses was 2-year-old champion colt Fallen From Heaven, a Grade 1 winner on dirt and a Grade 2 winner on turf. Daddy Long Legs was a multiple graded stakes winner on multiple surfaces.
Midnight Storm, a brilliantly fast Grade 1 winner by Pioneerof the Nile, was a seven-time graded stakes winner who earned $1,783,110 in a stellar racing career. He was the No. 1 freshman sire by yearling average for stallions standing under $20,000, and he saw first yearlings sell this year for $200,000 to Maverick Racing, $185,000 to Nicoma Bloodstock, and $180,000 to Woodford Thoroughbreds. He will have first-crop 2-year-olds in 2021.
The 2021 roster of stallions and fees for Taylor Made Stallions are as follows:
|Not This Time||$40,000|
|Daddy Long Legs||$5,000|
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