DRF's Mitchell sees plenty of upside for Old Fashioned
Friday, March 12, 2010
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Taylor Made's newest sire, the multiple graded stakes winner Old Fashioned, received high praise from Daily Racing Form columnist Frank Mitchell in his recent column which reviewed several horses entering stallion ranks in 2010.

The column, published on Feb. 18 was full of positives for Old Fashioned, who stands for $12,500 LF.

“He is arguably the most beautiful horse among the entering stallions of 2010. Old Fashioned is not huge, unlike so many of his sire's offspring, but he is splendidly shaped, with balance and quality nicely joined to muscle and scope,” Mitchell writes.

Mitchell also sees Old Fashioned's stud fee as a perfect price in difficult economic times. “Old Fashioned also provides a line of demarcation between the upper-echelon entering stallions and the young prospects standing for $10,000 and less. Above that price are the horses we might consider [out of price range of smaller breeders] and below are the ones we might label Kentucky competitive.”

Since the article was published, Old Fashioned has been confirmed to have his first two mares in foal from his debut book at stud, putting his new career off to a very promising start.