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Frank Stronach: his Adena Springs was the top breeder in North America

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Adena Springs top breeder for seventh year

ADENA Springs has been named North America's leading individual breeder by progeny earnings in 2009.

It is the seventh consecutive year that the Frank Stronach-owned operation, which has farms in Kentucky and Canada, has been awarded the title.

Individually, Adena Springs bred the winners of 568 races from 3,903 starts, for total earnings of $12,853,329. Among the Adena Springs-bred horses who contributed most to the haul in 2009 were Graded stakes winners Bay To Bay, Fatal Bullet and My Princess Jess.


Eugene Melnyk bred the winners of 291 races from 1,588 starts for earnings of $7,513,369 to finish second behind Adena Springs. The flagbearer for Melnyk's breeding programme was Grade 2 Sky Classic Stakes winner Marchfield.

Khalid Abdullah's Juddmonte breeding operation was a close third, breeding the winners of $7,055,634 in prize-money.

LEADING BREEDERS IN NORTH AMERICA 2009
Name Starts Wins Earnings ($)
Adena Springs 3,903 568 12,853,329
Eugene Melnyk 1,588 291 7,513,369
Juddmonte Farms Inc 310 46 7,055,634
Brereton C. Jones 1,676 265 6,184,957
Edward P. Evans 554 99 4,356,533
Pam Wygod & Martin Wygod 777 138 4,328,166
Stonerside Stable 644 104 4,064,060
Gulf CoastFarms LLC 401 62 3,683,500
Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey 1,132 152 3,459,377
Maverick Productions Ltd 14 6 3,368,507

 

 

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