08/25/2014 4:49PM

Itsmyluckyday to Spendthrift Farm in 2015

Barbara D. Livingston
Multiple graded stakes winner Itsmyluckyday will retire from racing at the end of 2014 and stand the next breeding season at Spendthrift Farm.

Classic-placed multiple Grade 3 winner Itsmyluckyday will make his stallion debut in 2015 at B. Wayne Hughes’s Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The 4-year-old son of Lawyer Ron will continue to race through his 2014 campaign before joining the stallion roster at Spendthrift for the 2015 breeding season. He is scheduled to race in Saturday’s Grade 1 Woodward Stakes at Saratoga. He is being offered immediately to breeders through Spendthrift’s Share the Upside program, honoring a lock-in fee of $7,500 when the foal stands and nurses. However, his ultimate fee is subject to change depending on future race results.

Itsmyluckyday has won 8 of 18 career starts for earnings of $1,302,600, including victories in the Grade 3 Salvator Mile and Holy Bull Stakes. He set the track record at Gulfstream Park for 1 1/16 miles in the latter effort.
The colt has also won five listed stakes. He also finished second in the Grade 1 Preakness Stakes, Florida Derby, and most recently in the Whitney Stakes.

“Spendthrift remains committed to offering breeders exciting young stallion prospects in our Share The Upside program, and we’re thrilled to be able to add a colt of Itsmyluckyday’s quality to our future stallion ranks,” said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift Farm general manager. “We saw that quality in the Whitney against maybe the best field of older horses assembled so far in 2014, and we believe that performance is a sign of great things to come.”

Bred in Kentucky by Liberation Farm and Brandywine Farm, Itsmyluckyday is out of the stakes-placed Doneraile Court mare Viva La Slew, who is the dam of one winner from three foals to race. He is from the family of Grade 1 winner and sire Vicar, French classic winner Astronomer Royal, and Grade 2 winner Navesink River.