Last year we featured Jimmy Creed in two of our Mating Recommendations, and with his bigger and better-bred crops another year closer to the races in 2021, our clients are going to use him even more heavily this year — starting with the Broken Vow mare I’m Engaged.
This pairing is one we’re especially excited about: Jimmy Creed is a son of the leading sire Distorted Humor, and I’m Engaged is a sister to the stakes winner Stage Trick, by Distorted Humor — so this is a cross that’s already worked well for I’m Engaged’s female family.
Jimmy Creed, meanwhile, has so far sired a G1-placed 2YO/stakes-winning 3YO and earner of $294k from his only foal of racing age out of a Broken Vow mare. He’s also had success with Unbridled-line mares more generally, with grade 2 winner Kanthaka, SW 2YO Greedy Creedy, and a total of five black-type runners among 16 winners out of 20 foals to race bred on that cross. This mating rates an A++ on TrueNicks.
Physically, you couldn’t find a pairing that’s much more like-to-like than these two, either — both are medium-sized, very well-balanced horses that are correct and have plenty of mass and muscle.
His physique earned Jimmy Creed a $900,000 yearling price tag, and he went on to be a grade 1-winning 3YO sprinter on the track. He now has four crops of racing age, including his 2020 2YOs, and from those 259 foals of racing age, his 14 stakes winners is good for 5.4% of his foals, and he sports a 1.30 AEI compared to just a 1.01 CI, meaning he moves his mares way up. His four graded winners include the top-class King Jack, who earned a 111 Beyer taking the G2 Gallant Bob at 6 furlongs on dirt, plus the likes of Casa Creed, who won the G2 National Museum of Racing HOF Stakes going a mile on turf and was G1-placed this year at 5, as was Kanthaka (a dual-surface sprinter).
After starting out at $12,500 for his first season, Jimmy Creed’s subsequent crops were conceived at fees down to as low as $5,000 advertised, but his early success earned him a bump to $15,000 in 2018 when he covered 164 mares (his increase in mares-bred led the country that season) — a crop which will be 2YOs in 2021 — and $20,000 for 2019 when he covered 138 mares.
Jimmy Creed’s 2020 yearling average of $40,344 is almost double his 2019 average, and he had individuals bring $500,000, $240,000, $120,000, etc.
All of which, we think, adds up to Jimmy Creed being the top value stallion standing in Kentucky for 2021 at his advertised fee of $10,000.
Jimmy Creed wins the G1 Malibu
Meadow Dance, by Jimmy Creed from a Broken Vow mare, wins the Weathervane Stakes
Kanthaka, by Jimmy Creed from an Unbridled-line mare, wins the G2 San Vicente