Adena Springs heads the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2009 with earnings of $12,853,329, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc. (TJCIS). In topping the list for the seventh consecutive year, Adena Springs bred the winners of 568 races from 3,903 starts and is followed by Eugene Melnyk, who bred the winners of 291 races from 1,588 starts for earnings of $7,513,369.
Adena Springs also tops a second breeder list that includes partnerships. Including partnerships, Adena Springs bred the winners of 568 races from 3,908 starts for earnings of $12,856,254. Runner-up was Eugene Melnyk, who alone or in partnership bred the winners of 291 races from 1,589 starts for earnings of $7,513,696.
Rounding out the list of top 10 individual breeders were Juddmonte Farms Inc., $7,055,634 (46 wins/310 starts); Brereton C. Jones, $6,184,957 (265/1,676); Edward P. Evans, $4,356,533 (99/554); Pam Wygod and Martin Wygod, $4,328,166 (138/777); Stonerside Stable, $4,064,060 (104/644); Gulf Coast Farms LLC, $3,683,500 (62/401); Kenneth and Sarah Ramsey, $3,459,377 (152/1,132); and Maverick Productions Ltd., $3,368,507 (6/14).
Completing the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were Juddmonte Farms Inc., $7,055,634 (no horses bred in partnership); Brereton C. Jones, $7,025,758 (295 wins/1,915 starts); W.S. Farish, $5,198,485 (184/1,173); WinStar Farm LLC, $4,888,763 (124/830); Stonerside Stable, $4,825,395 (127/792); Martin J. Wygod, $4,603,613 (155/867); Edward P. Evans, $4,356,533 (no horses bred in partnership); and Pam Wygod $4,328,166 (138/777).
The complete lists of the top 100 breeders of 2009 are accessible through equineline.com.
The Jockey Club Information Systems Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club, is an industry leader in the areas of technology and information services for industry professionals, including owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians and farm personnel. TJCIS utilizes state-of-the-art technology to enhance the services it provides through equineline.com as well as its cataloguing and software sales and consulting divisions.