10/11/2016 3:15PM

Brody's Cause, Cinco Charlie to stand at Spendthrift

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Brody's Cause won two Grade 1 stakes, including the Blue Grass at Keeneland.

Two-time Grade 1 winner Brody's Cause and Grade 3 winner Cinco Charlie will stand at Spendthrift Farm in 2017, and will be available as part of the farm's Share the Upside incentive program.

Brody's Cause, who raced for Dennis Albaugh's Albaugh Family Stables, captured the Grade 1 Breeders' Futurity as a 2-year-old and subsequently finished third in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile. The son of perennial leading sire Giant's Causeway added another Grade 1 in this spring's Blue Grass Stakes, but then finished seventh in the Kentucky Derby and sixth in the Belmont Stakes. He had recently returned to training with Dale Romans before the stud deal was struck.

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Mark Toothaker, Spendthrift's stallion sales manager, said the Albaugh family plans to send mares to Brody's Cause.

"We're very excited to get this horse in here," Toothaker said as both newcomers were shown to breeders on Tuesday afternoon.

Brody's Cause is out of the Canadian classic-placed Sahm mare Sweet Breanna, and is a half-brother to stakes-placed Midnight Sweetie. He is from the extended family of Secretariat, as well as Grade 1 winner and sire Cure the Blues.

Brody's Cause will stand for $12,500 stands and nurses, or $15,000 to breeders wishing to participate in the Share the Upside program, in which they can earn a lifetime breeding right after breeding to the stallion for two seasons.

“Brody’s Cause ticks all the boxes in terms of the credentials needed to make a top sire,” Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey said in a release. “He’s one of the best-looking sons of proven sire of sires Giant’s Causeway that you’ll ever see, and he won prestigious Grade 1 races at 2 and 3. We believe it’s another terrific opportunity to get in on a stallion prospect with huge potential through our Share The Upside program, and we expect he’ll be popular.”

Cinco Charlie, by Indian Charlie, will stand for $5,000, and breeders can earn a Share the Upside lifetime right after breeding just one mare.

Trained by Steve Asmussen for William and Corinne Heiligbrodt, Cinco Charlie won the Grade 3 Bashford Manor and three other stakes as a juvenile. In total, he won six stakes and placed in six others. His career concluded with a seventh-place finish in the Grade 2 Phoenix Stakes on opening day at Keeneland.

Cinco Charlie is out of the stakes-winning Marquetry mare Ten Halos. He is from the immediate family of Grade 2 winners Mr Pal Charlie and Bwana Charlie, both by Indian Charlie, as well as Grade 3 winner Bwana Bull.