Taylor Made Stallions has set its 2023 stallion roster and fees for the upcoming breeding season, headed by runaway #1-ranked third-crop sire Not This Time, who will stand for $135,000 S&N.
Taylor Made will further bolster its roster in 2023 with the arrival of Grade 1 winner Idol, winner of the 2021 Grade 1 Santa Anita Handicap and a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Nest who will stand his initial season at stud for $10,000 S&N as a Repole Stable/Taylor Made Stallions Venture.
Not This Time, a son of Giant’s Causeway, continues to blaze a trail on the leading sire ranks. The leading freshman sire of 2020 by number of winners and black-type winners, and the leading second-crop Sire of 2021 in all key statistical categories, Not This Time once again finds himself at the top of the heap this season.
In 2022, he boasts a crop-best 12 stakes winners, 25 black-type horses, five graded stakes winners, a pair of Grade 1 winners and progeny earnings on the year of $10,633,215 thus far. He is the #2-ranked sire of 3-year-olds by earnings, second only to Gun Runner, and he is the #1 sire in North America by percentage of black-type winners for the second consecutive year—8.3 percent, higher than Into Mischief, Quality Road, Tapit, Uncle Mo, and Curlin.
His top performer on the track this season is leading 3-year-old Epicenter, who has enjoyed a stellar season and is among the leading contenders for this year’s Breeders’ Cup Classic. Epicenter has demonstrated his class and consistency all season long for Winchell Thoroughbreds and trainer Steve Asmussen, winning the G1 Travers Stakes, G2 Jim Dandy Stakes, G2 Louisiana Derby, G2 Risen Star Stakes, and the Gun Runner Stakes, and finishing second in the Kentucky Derby and the Preakness Stakes, amassing earnings of $2,800,100 in his sophomore campaign.
Not This Time is also represented this year by Grade 1 winner Just One Time, victorious in the G1 Madison Stakes and the G2 Inside Information Stakes and third in the G1 Derby City Distaff Stakes for owners Warrior’s Reward LLC and Commonwealth New Era Racing and trainer Brad Cox. Simplification won the G2 Fountain of Youth Stakes, was runner-up in the G3 Holy Bull Stakes, and third in the G1 Florida Derby for Tami Bobo and Tristan De Meric and trainer Antonio Sano. Additional graded stakes winners include Midnight Stroll, winner of the G3 Delaware Oaks, and Arzak, who annexed the G3 Jacques Cartier Stakes.
In addition to their performance on the racetrack, progeny of Not This Time continue to command top dollar in the auction ring as well. In Books 1 and 2 at Keeneland September, Not This Time saw 13 yearlings sell from 14 offered. They averaged $402,692 and included an $875,000 colt purchased by Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable, and an $850,000 colt bought by Barry Berkelhammer for Albaugh Family Stables. The pipeline is loaded for Not This Time as his 2022 book of mares included the dams of Epicenter, Simplification, Grade 1 winner Forte, and Grade 2 winner Just Cindy.
Idol, a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Marion Ravenwood, is a full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Nest and he will stand his initial season at stud in the coming year. A track-record setter at three and a Grade 1 winner the following year, Idol demonstrated an impressive turn of foot in winning the G1 Santa Anita Handicap. He defeated a contentious field in the historic race, recording a career-best Beyer Speed Figure of 102 and leaving in his wake Grade 1 winners Express Train and the previously unbeaten Maxfield in the impressive performance.
Knicks Go, Horse of the Year and champion older male of 2021 and Longines World’s Best Racehorse of 2021, will stand his second season at stud for $30,000 S&N. A gate-to-wire winner of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic at Del Mar—just two clicks off the 18-year-old track record set by Candy Ride (ARG)—Knicks Go recorded a 112 Beyer in the scintillating score—the fastest Beyer of the 2021 Breeders Cup.
A two-time track record-setter and a Grade 1 winner at two, four, and five, Knicks Go banked over $9.2 million in his sensational racing career. He is the fastest miler in Keeneland history, winning the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile in the new track record time of 1:33.85, and is one of just six horses to win two different Breeders’ Cup races. He was an effortless winner of the historic G1 Whitney Stakes at Saratoga, winning by 4 ½ lengths and earning a 111 Beyer. Knicks Go was also precocious, winning the G1 Breeders’ Futurity at Keeneland at two and was runner-up in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Churchill Downs en route to career earnings of $9,258,135.
Tacitus, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of more than $3.7 million and a son of perennial leading sire Tapit out of champion older female and five-time Grade 1 winner Close Hatches, will stand for $10,000 S&N, the same fee he stood for during his first season at stud a year ago.
The Juddmonte Farms homebred won or placed in 10 Graded stakes, including five Grade 1s and two classic races. He won the G2 Tampa Bay Derby in his 3-year-old debut, setting a new stakes record of 1:41.90 for a 1 1/16 miles, just 0.15 off the track record. He proved much the best in the G2 Wood Memorial and was a dominant winner of the G2 Suburban Stakes as a 4-year-old. He also finished third in the Kentucky Derby and was runner-up in the Belmont Stakes, as well as the G1 Travers Stakes at three and recorded six triple-digit Beyers during his spectacular career, including a lifetime best 104 in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic.
Instagrand, a dominating son of champion sire Into Mischief and a $1.2 million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale acquisition, will stand for $7,500 S&N. Instagrand welcomed first foals in 2022 and his initial book of mares included Breeders’ Cup Distaff champion Blue Prize (ARG), Grade 1 winner and five-time stakes winner Concrete Rose, as well as graded stakes horse and Grade 1-placed Brill, and Indian Miss, dam of champion sprinter Mitole and Grade 1 winner Hot Rod Charlie.
A precocious juvenile, Instagrand led wire-to-wire to win the G2 Best Pal Stakes at Del Mar by 10 ¾ lengths in just his second lifetime start at two. He was named a TDN Rising Star after breaking his maiden by 10 lengths in his debut, clocking five furlongs in :56 flat, just .32 of a second off the Los Alamitos track record. He also placed in the G3 Gotham Stakes and the G1 Santa Anita Derby at three.
Like Instagrand, Instilled Regard also saw his first foals arrive this year, and he will stand the upcoming season for $7,500 S&N. Instilled Regard’s first book of mares included multiple Grade 1 winner Cambier Parc, four-time Grade 2 winner Beau Recall (IRE), stakes winner and Grade 1-placed Meadow Dance, and Hung the Moon, dam of Grade 1-placed Brill.
During his racing career, Instilled Regard won the G1 Manhattan Stakes, defeating six graded stakes winners, including Grade 1 winners Sadler’s Joy and Channel Maker. A four-time graded winner on dirt and turf, Instilled Regard earned $983,240 during his racing career and he hails from a prolific family—his second dam is champion mare Heavenly Prize, the dam of Pure Prize.
Rowayton, a multiple Grade 1-placed juvenile by Into Mischief, returns for his second season at stud and will stand for $7,500 S&N. A debut maiden special weight winner at Del Mar, Rowayton was runner-up in the G1 Del Mar Futurity, earning a 90 Beyer, and also placed in the G1 American Pharoah Stakes to subsequent champion 2-year-old colt Game Winner.
At three, Rowayton won an allowance at Belmont Park in the near-track record time of 1:14.94 for 6 ½ furlongs, earning a career-best 97 Beyer. He placed in the G3 Dwyer Stakes behind multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor and was just a neck shy of winning the G1 H. Allen Jerkens at Saratoga, earning a 96 Beyer. Rowayton is out of a half-sister to two-time Canadian champion Miss Mischief and descends from the family of champions Letruska and Proud Spell.
The 2023 roster of stallions and fees for Taylor Made Stallions are as follows:
|Not This Time||$135,000|
|Idol – New||$10,000|