06/10/2014 5:08PM

Goldencents to stand at Spendthrift Farm upon retirement

Barbara D. Livingston
Grade 1 winner Goldencents will race through his 4-year-old campaign before retiring to stand at Spendthrift Farm in Kentucky.

Multiple Grade 1 winner Goldencents will stand at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky., following his retirement at the end of his 4-year-old campaign.

The son of young Spendthrift sire Into Mischief will debut during the 2015 breeding season for an advertised fee of $12,500 stands and nurses, and $15,000 through Spendthrift’s Share the Upside program on a limited basis.

“We are thrilled to announce the addition of Goldencents to our stallion roster here at Spendthrift,” said Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey. “He is the spitting image of his sire, and has now surpassed Into Mischief’s record on the racetrack. We believe he has every chance to do the same thing in the breeding shed.”

Goldencents has won five of 14 starts for owner W.C. Racing and trainer Doug O’Neill for earnings of $2,224,000. He is a four-time graded stakes winner, most notably prevailing in the 2013 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile. He has also won the Grade 1 Santa Anita Derby and the Grade 3 Delta Downs Jackpot Stakes and Sham Stakes, and placed in four additional Grade 1 races.

Goldencents made his 2014 debut on Saturday in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Handicap at Belmont Park, where he finished second by a length to Palace Malice.

“We’re thrilled that Goldencents has the next phase of his career secured as a future stallion at Spendthrift Farm, which in my mind is the preeminent stallion operation in the country,” said Glenn Sorgenstein of W.C. Racing. “We’re all excited about his performance in the Met Mile, and hopeful that it’s a sign of big things to come for the rest of 2014. Once again, our goals include the Grade 2 Pat O’Brien [Stakes, at Del Mar on Aug. 14], and the Breeders’ Cup at Santa Anita.”

Goldencents is from Into Mischief’s first crop of racing age, and was his sire’s first Grade 1 winner and millionaire. He is out of the winning Banker’s Gold mare Golden Works, who has produced two winners from as many foals to race.