G1 Winner Basin to Retires to Spendthrift

Horse Racing Radar
Valerie Mellema
Valerie Mellema is a Staff writer for Horse Racing Radar
Friday, September 17, 2021

BASIN, the winner of last year's Hopeful Stakes (G1) at Saratoga has been retired and will stand stud at Spendthrift Farm for the 2022 breeding season. 

The G1 winner by LIAM'S MAP will stand for $7,500 S&N and is available for inspection. He will also participate in the Share the Upside program. 

"We are excited to add BASIN to the Spendthrift stallion ranks and be able to offer breeders a horse of his caliber through our Share the Upside program," said Ned Toffey, Spendthrift General Manager. "We provide ourselves on being able to offer quality at all levels, and we believe there's a lot to like with this dominant Grade 1 winning 2-year old by LIAM'S MAP."

The Share the Upside fee for BASIN will be $8,500 for one year. Breeders must breed one mare in 2023 on a complimentary basis. After the breeder has a live foal in 2023, pays the stud fee, and breeds a mare back, he or she will earn a lifetime breeding right beginning in 2024. 

BASIN was on the Kentucky Derby trail as a 3-year-old finishing runner-up to CHARLATAN in the Arkansas Derby (G1). He hit the board behind NADAL in the Rebel Stakes (G2) at Oaklawn and behind YAUPON in the Amsterdam Stakes (G2) at Saratoga. In 2021, he won the Sir Shackleton Stakes at Gulfstream. 

BASIN in the first G1 winner by young sire LIAM'S MAP. He retires with earnings of $573,640. He is out of the multiple stakes-producing JOHANNESBURG mare, APPENZELL.


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