Updated on 09/15/2011 12:49PM

Spend a Buck sold to Brazilian


SARATOGA SPRINGS, N.Y. - Spend a Buck, 1985 Horse of the Year and winner of that year's Kentucky Derby, has been sold to Brazilian breeder Antonio Lemgruber. Spend a Buck will relocate from Louisiana to Haras Bage do Sul, according to Kentucky-based bloodstock agent Jose De Camargo, who arranged the purchase.

Spend a Buck, a 19-year-old Buckaroo horse, stood the 2001 breeding season at Jay Adcock's Red River Farms in Coushatta, La. But Spend a Buck's greatest success as a stallion recently has been in Brazil, where he has stood during Southern Hemisphere breeding seasons. Spend a Buck is the sire of Brazilian Group 1 winners Clausen Export, Forever Buck, and Investor's Dream.

"He is a leading sire in Brazil," said De Camargo. "He has a champion 2-year-old colt in Rio de Janeiro, a champion 2-year-old colt in Sao Paulo, and a champion 2-year-old filly in Rio de Janeiro. He has six winners so far in his first 3-year-old crop, running from January 1 to July 1 this year."

In Brazil, Spend a Buck will stand as the property of Lemgruber's Stud Rio Aventura.

Since beginning his stud career in Kentucky in 1986, Spend a Buck has sired earners of $15,584,367. His top runners in North America include the multiple Grade 1-winning millionaire Antespend, a daughter of Argentine-bred Auspiciante. He also sired such graded stakes winners as No Spend No Glow, Adhocracy, Pie in Your Eye, Dust Bucket, Cheerful Spree, Table Limit, and Worth Avenue.