02/06/2015 8:56AM

Can the Man retired to Spendthrift Farm

Shigeki Kikkawa
Can the Man retires with three wins and $226,000 in career earnings.

Grade 3 winner Can the Man has been retired from racing and will stand the 2015 breeding season at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., for an advertised fee of $5,000.

The 4-year-old son of Into Mischief – himself a popular young sire at Spendthrift - will participate in Spendthrift’s Share the Upside program, and breeders will earn a lifetime breeding right after producing one foal.

Can the Man finished his on-track career with three wins in six career starts, earning $226,000 for owner Kaleem Shah and trainer Bob Baffert. His resume is highlighted by a victory in the Grade 3 Affirmed Stakes, along with the ungraded Speakeasy Stakes, both at Santa Anita. He also finished on the board in the Grade 1 Del Mar Futurity.

Baffert purchased Can The Man as agent at the 2013 Barretts May 2-year-olds in training sale for $320,000, topping the auction.

“It is with the success of Into Mischief in mind that we proudly introduce Can the Man to our breeders in 2015,” said Ned Toffey, general manager at Spendthrift Farm. “He is a colt with Grade 1 ability, a collector’s item pedigree, and sale-topping good looks.

“Can the Man is the ideal horse for our Share The Upside program, and we believe it’s an outstanding opportunity for breeders to earn a lifetime breeding right after producing just one foal,” Toffey continued. “We did the same deal with Temple City, and now his supporters are getting to breed to a hot young sire for free.”

Can the Man becomes the second son of Into Mischief to enter stud alongside his sire at Spendthrift, joining fellow newcomer Goldencents.

Bred in Kentucky by Malibu Farm, Can the Man is out of the French Group 2-winning Danzig mare Smolensk, who is out of Kentucky Oaks winner Blush With Pride, making her a half sister to Broodmare of the Year Better Than Honour. She is the dam of seven winners from nine foals to race, also including multiple stakes winner Martha’s Moon.

Can the Man’s extended family includes champion Rags to Riches, European champion Peeping Fawn, Irish champion Malinowski, Belmont Stakes winner Jazil, Breeders’ Cup Marathon winner Man of Iron, Grade/Group 1 winners Streaming and Thewayyouare, Grade/Group 2 winners Casino Drive, Gielgud, and Super Desejada, and Group 3 winners Monroe, Turnberry Isle, and Desejada Normand.

Spendthrift will host an open house Saturday, Feb. 7 through Monday Feb. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. Eastern, featuring Can the Man, who will be available for inspection.