Taylor Made Stallions has set its 2022 stallion roster and fees for the upcoming breeding season, headed by No.1-ranked Second-Crop Sire Not This Time who will stand for $45,000 S&N. Taylor Made will further bolster its roster in 2022 with the arrival of four-time Grade 1 winner and top-ranked horse on the NTRA Thoroughbred Poll Knicks Go, the likely favorite in the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) on Nov. 6 at Del Mar.
A stud fee for Knicks Go, who won the 2018 Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at two and this year captured the Pegasus World Cup Invitational (G1) and the historic Whitney Stakes (G1) at age five, will be announced after the Breeders’ Cup. An earner of $5,553,135 thus far in a spectacular racing career, Knicks Go is a Grade 1 winner from eight to nine furlongs and has run triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures of 113, 111, 108 (twice), 107, and 104, all in top company.
Not This Time, a son of Giant’s Causeway, is blazing a trail on the leading sire ranks. He boasts a crop-best 14 black-type horses, 10 black-type winners, two Graded stakes winners, and tops all second-crop sires this year with progeny earnings of $4,006,812, dominating his crop in nearly every major statistical category. In addition, he is the No.1-ranked sire by percentage of stakes winners in North America at nine percent in 2021; is the third-ranked leading sire of 3-year-old stakes winners in 2021, and the fourth-ranked leading sire of 2-year-old stakes winners this year.
Historically speaking, Not This Time, when compared to the industry’s top tier of current stallions from their initial two crops to race, tracks extremely favorably to an elite group of stallions that includes the likes of Into Mischief, Uncle Mo, Munnings, War Front, and Tapit.
Even with the smashing early success, the future looks even brighter for Not This Time. His CI (Comparative Index-quality of mares bred) for 2021 was an exceptional 3.11. According to BloodHorse’s MarketWatch, in 2019 and 2020, only 10 stallions in North America had a higher CI than Not This Time’s 2021 book, and of those, all but one will stand for six figures in the upcoming breeding season.
Represented last year by the brilliant Grade 1 winner Princess Noor in his initial crop, Not This Time, the leading Freshman Sire of 2020 by number of winners (29) and black-type winners (3), has enjoyed another sensational season in 2021. His top performers this year include Graded stakes winners Easy Time, winner of the $120,574 Marine Stakes (G3) at Woodbine and runner-up in the $600,000 Franklin-Simpson Stakes (G2) at Kentucky Downs, and Yes This Time, winner of the $150,000 Kent Stakes (G3) at Delaware Park and the English Channel Stakes at Gulfstream Park.
Instagrand and Instilled Regard will stand their second seasons at stud for $7,500 S&N.
Instagrand, a dominating son of Into Mischief and a precocious $1.2 million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale purchase, led gate to wire in winning the Best Pal Stakes (G2) by 10 ¾ lengths at Del Mar in just his second lifetime start. Undefeated at two, he was named a TDN Rising Star after winning his maiden special weight debut by 10 lengths, clocking five furlongs in :56 flat, just .32 of a second off the Los Alamitos track record. He also placed in the Gotham Stakes (G3) and the Santa Anita Derby (G1) at three.
Instilled Regard, a royally-bred Grade 1 winner by Champion Sire Arch and a $1,050,000 OBS March Sale graduate, proved a determined winner of the $400,000 Manhattan Stakes (G1), defeating six Graded stakes winners, including G1 winners Sadler’s Joy and Channel Maker. A four-time Graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, Instilled Regard banked $983,240 in a stellar career. He hails from a prolific family—his second dam is champion mare Heavenly Prize, the dam of Pure Prize.
Standing for $7,500 S&N, Midnight Storm, a brilliantly fast Grade 1-winning son of Pioneerof the Nile, saw his first runners hit the track in 2021. Numbered among his impressive winners are Great Escape, who captured a $120,000 maiden special weight at Churchill Downs in September, Easy Come Easy Go, a maiden special weight winner at Gulfstream Park last month, and Electrostatic, a debut maiden special weight winner at Colonial Downs. After being represented in 2021 by first yearlings up to $200,000 in the sales ring, Midnight Storm saw first 2-year-olds in training sell for up to $550,000 this year.
Mshawish, Medaglia d’Oro’s only Grade 1 winner on dirt and turf and his fastest dirt miler, will stand the upcoming breeding season for $5,000 S&N. Mshawish is represented this year by stakes winners around the world, including 3-year-old Bellharbour Music, winner of the Prix Daphnis (G3) at Deauville in France, and Sainthood, winner of the $200,000 Pennine Ridge Stakes (G3) at Belmont Park and second in the Jeff Ruby Steaks (G3) at Turfway Park.
In 2021, Mshawish has seven stakes horses (9.1%) and is the co-leading Second-Crop Sire of Graded stakes winners this year along with Not This Time.
The 2022 roster of stallions and fees for Taylor Made Stallions are as follows:
|Not This Time||$45,000|
|Knicks Go||To be announced|