01/16/2013 2:21PM

Paddy O'Prado's first foal born at Spendthrift

Email
Jeff Coady/Coady Photography
Grade 1 winner Paddy O'Prado was represented by his first foal born at Spendthrift Farm this week.

Grade 1 winner Paddy O'Prado was represented by his first foal on Jan. 13, a colt born at B. Wayne Hughes' Spendthrift Farm in Lexington, Ky.

The chestnut colt is out of the Orpen mare True Passion, a Group 1 winner in Argentina. True Passion is out of Group 3 winner Tolerada.

“He's an athletic foal with a lot of substance,” Spendthrift general manager Ned Toffey said. “It's a great start for Paddy O'Prado as a sire.”

Paddy O'Prado, a 6-year-old El Prado horse, was an Eclipse Award finalist for champion 3-year-old male in 2010 when he won four graded stakes races on the turf, including the Grade 1 Secretariat Stakes at Arlington. He also finished second in the Grade 1 Blue Grass Stakes on Polytrack and third on dirt in the Kentucky Derby. He retired the following year with five graded stakes wins overall for earnings of $1,721,297.

Out of the Grade 2-winning Prized mare Fun House, Paddy O'Prado entered stud at Spendthrift for a fee of $15,000 in 2012. He will stand for the same fee this season.