02/10/2017 12:58PM

I Spent It to Oklahoma

Barbara D. Livingston
I Spent It is a graded winner from the first crop of Super Saver.

Grade 2 winner I Spent It will continue his stallion career at Merrick Ranch in Sayre, Okla. after selling on Tuesday for $22,000 at the Fasig-Tipton Kentucky winter mixed sale.

The 5-year-old son of Super Saver previously stood at Ocala Stud in Ocala, Fla., where he was advertised last year for a fee of $2,500. His first foals are weanlings of 2017.

I Spent It won two of seven starts during his on-track career for earnings of $347,640, highlighted by a win in the Grade 2 Saratoga Special Stakes and a runner-up effort in the Grade 1 Hopeful Stakes.

“Super Saver’s a hot current stallion, he’s young and he won the Saratoga Special, and that’s such a stallion-making race,” said owner Joe Merrick. “It was a lucky opportunity for me to have a horse like that in our country.

“He bred 20-some mares in Florida this past season, so those foals will be hitting the ground this spring, and with the success of Runhappy and the other sons of Super Saver, I just think we’re well-positioned to do some good with him,” he continued.

Bred in Kentucky by Dixiana Farms, I Spent It is out of the winning Sky Mesa mare Rateeba, who is the dam of two winners from three runners. He is from the extended family of Grade 2 winners She’s Tops and Zavata.

I Spent It will stand for $2,500.

“He’ll be affordable at that [sale] price,” Merrick said. “He really won’t cost a lot to breed to. In the market out there, you can’t stand a horse real high, but I sure think he’ll be one of the best horses in the state. I’m excited to have him.”

Denali Stud consigned I Spent It at the Fasig-Tipton sale, as agent.