Spendthrift Farm has announced that it will discontinue the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes at Churchill Downs after October&rsquo;s renewal, citing a refusal by the North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee to give black&#45;type consideration to the race. The race is restricted to runners by Spendthrift sires.The $300,000 race for 2&#45;year&#45;olds is set for Oct. 28 during Churchill&rsquo;s fall meeting, kicking off Breeders&rsquo; Cup week. Under its agreement with Churchill, Spendthrift has supplemented the entire purse for the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes, with half the purse money distributed to the breeders of the top four finishers. &ldquo;I am disappointed that the North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee has told us they will not give black&#45;type consideration to the Spendthrift Stallion Stakes going forward, and that significantly limits the race&rsquo;s ability to grow,&rdquo; Spendthrift owner B. Wayne Hughes said in a release issued by the farm. &ldquo;Because of that unwillingness, we will be discontinuing our support of the race after this year and, instead, shifting our focus to other ways we can help breeders.&rdquo;The North American International Cataloguing Standards Committee&rsquo;s standards for awarding black type to a race state that the race must have a minimum purse value of $50,000 available for distribution on the day of the race; have a Black&#45;Type Race Quality Score equal to or above the established minimum Race Quality Score for its age and sex division; close at least 72 hours in advance of its running; have a fee paid for entry; have a total purse value available for distribution on the day of the race equal to or greater than the established minimum; have all entries be eligible for the purse money used to determine the minimum purse value for black type; not have restrictions other than statebred, non&#45;winners of a sweepstakes, sales graduates, or state&#45; or province&#45;based stallions&rsquo; progeny; and not contain a preference clause based on criteria unrelated to the quality of the horse if such clauses could possibly exclude any horse of superior quality from competing. The Spendthrift Stallion Stakes was first run in 2016, with Warrior&rsquo;s Club taking down the $300,000 event. The colt has gone on to become a graded stakes winner. Last year, the race was run in two $200,000 divisions. Fight On defeated Captivating Moon in the males&rsquo; division, while Sultry defeated eventual Grade 2 winner Mia Mischief in the fillies&rsquo; division.