04/27/2015 4:35PM

Jimmy Creed to shuttle to Spendthrift Australia

Louise Reinagel
Jimmy Creed will stand at Spendthrift Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.

Grade 1 winner Jimmy Creed will join Warrior’s Reward among the inaugural stallion roster at Spendthrift Australia for the upcoming Southern Hemisphere season.

The 6-year-old son of Distorted Humor will participate in Spendthrift’s Share the Upside program, standing for a fee of $8,637 ($11,000 Australian), or $6,908 ($8,800 Australian) for a standard live-foal contract.

Spendthrift announced the purchase of Yalambee Stud in Victoria, Australia, on April 7 and renamed the property with plans to expand into breeding, racing, and sales.

Jimmy Creed entered stud in 2014 at Spendthrift’s U.S. base in Lexington, Ky. His first foals are new arrivals of 2015. He stands in the U.S. for $12,000.

“There hasn’t been a faster Grade 1-winning son of Distorted Humor than Jimmy Creed, and definitely not many with his combination of looks and pedigree,” said B. Wayne Hughes, owner of Spendthrift Farm. “Jimmy Creed represents the complete package, and his first foals to arrive in America this year have been as good as any group we’ve seen by a first-year stallion. We believe Australian breeders are going to love him.”

Jimmy Creed won 4 of 10 starts during his on-track career for earnings of $439,250, highlighted by wins in the Grade 1 Malibu Stakes and the Grade 2 Potrero Grande Stakes, both at Santa Anita Park. He also placed in the Grade 1 Bing Crosby Stakes and Santa Anita Sprint Championship Stakes.

Bred in Kentucky by Stonestreet Thoroughbred Holdings, Jimmy Creed is out of the Grade 1-winning Citidancer mare Hookedonthefeelin, whose five winners from seven foals to race also includes multiple Grade 1 winner Pussycat Doll, stakes winner Funny Feeling, and stakes-placed Blowing Kisses. The extended family features multiple Grade 1 winner Midnight Lucky.

Spendthrift Farm purchased Jimmy Creed for $900,000 at the 2010 Keeneland September yearling sale.

Warrior’s Reward was announced as the first member of the Spendthrift stallion roster to shuttle to the new Australian base on April 23.