Lord Nelson retirement spendthrift

Lord Nelson Will Remain At Spendthrift

Breeders' Cup

Spendthrift Farms knows it has a good thing in Lord Nelson, and they have no plans of selling him ever. The four-year old colt is still competing under the direction of Bob Baffert, but when it comes time for him to retire he will do so at his current stable.

“This is one of the most exciting prospects we’ve ever brought to stud,” said Spendthrift’s general manage Ned Toffeyr. “His pedigree represents one of the most productive sire crosses in American breeding. He’s proven to be precocious, sound, and about as fast as they make horses, and breeders are going to love his looks.”

Bob Baffert reiterated these sentiments in his own words. “He was always cut out to be a good horse,” Baffert echoed. “I’m glad that he was given the opportunity to prove himself. To win the Breeders’ Cup Sprint, you have to be doing really well—be at the top of your game. The Sprint is a difficult race to win, but if you have the right kind of horse you can do it, and so far, Lord Nelson looks like the right kind of horse. He likes the track and he hasn’t lost this year. The impressive thing about him is he just keeps getting stronger.”

Bred by Clearsky Farms, Lord Nelson is 7-1-1 in 13 starts with earnings of $958,271. That’s not a bad return for a horse that cost $340K up front, but the four-year old colt isn’t finished yet. He’s expected to compete at the Breeders’ Cup Sprint and clearly has the potential to be a million dollar winner.

Undefeated through 2016, Lord Nelson has already won the Triple Bend, Bing Crosby Stakes and the Santa Anita Sprint Championship. If he wins at the world championships, Lord Nelson will easily make more studding for Spendthrift Farms when he retires.

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