The first reported foal by Nyquist was born on January 23rd at Joe and Anne McMahon’s farm, McMahon of Saratoga Thoroughbreds, in Saratoga Springs, New York. The new arrival is owned by the McMahons.
The filly is out of the Black type performer and Stakes-class producing mare Money My Honey, a half-sister to G1 winner Stately Victor. Money My Honey was one of 153 mares covered by Nyquist in his first season at stud.
Darren Fox, nominations sales manager at Darley said, “Nyquist was a once-in-a-generation horse who accomplished a rare feat along with only seven other horses in racing history – winning the Kentucky Derby while undefeated. It takes a special horse to break his maiden in early June as a two-year-old and to run the table while winning five G1s through the midpoint of his three-year-old season. He was the must-have horse on everyone’s radar last year and is already booked full for 2018.”
Nyquist was voted the 2015 Eclipse Champion two-year-old colt following an undefeated record of five wins from as many starts. He won four Graded races, three of which were in G1 company – Del Mar Futurity, Frontrunner and Breeders’ Cup Juvenile.
As a three-year-old of 2016, Nyquist easily won the seven-furlong G2 San Vicente, the G1 Florida Derby, wire-to-wire, and the G1 Kentucky Derby in impressive fashion. In winning the Derby while undefeated, he became the first Champion two-year-old to do so since Seattle Slew in 1977. And in winning both the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and Kentucky Derby, he moved into elite company, sharing that honor with current barn mate Street Sense.
Nyquist, who emulated his sire Uncle Mo when winning the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile and being named Champion two-year-old, is the best of his father’s sons to enter stud. Nyquist is out of the young winning Forestry mare, Seeking Gabrielle, a half-sister to four stakes horses, including G3 winner Seeking The Sky (dam of G1 winner Sahara Sky and Listed winner Animal Style). Nyquist retired with eight wins from 11 starts and earnings of $5,189,200.
Nyquist will stand the 2018 breeding season at a fee of $40,000.
For more information, please contact a member of our nominations team on (859) 255-8537.