Taylor Made Stallions has set its 2024 stallion roster and fees for the upcoming breeding season headed by Not This Time, who will stand for $150,000 S&N, and Knicks Go, who will stand for $15,000 S&N.
Not This Time, sire of 2022 Champion 3-Year-Old Colt Epicenter, was the runaway leading Third-Crop Sire in 2022 and a Top 10 General Sire last year. The prolific stallion continues to stand tall on the leading sires list. Not This Time is currently No. 8 on the General Sire list this year with more than $10.4 million in progeny earnings. Not This Time boasts 12 black-type winners and 21 stakes horses this year, led by multiple Grade 1 winner and a leading candidate for Horse of the Year honors Up to the Mark ($1,747,650), and Grade 1 winner Sibelius, impressive winner of the $2 million Dubai Golden Shaheen (G1).
A leading contender for the Breeders’ Cup Turf (G1), Up to the Mark registered a thrilling victory over Master of the Seas (IRE) in the $1 million Turf Mile (G1) at Keeneland on Oct. 7, marking the third consecutive Grade 1 win for the 4-year-old colt. Owned by Repole Stable and St. Elias Stable, Up to the Mark also won the Manhattan S. (G1) at Belmont Park and the Turf Classic (G1) at Churchill Downs. His Grade 1 wins have been achieved at three different distances and tracks.
Sibelius earned the initial Grade 1 win of his career at Meydan when he rode the rail to win the Dubai Golden Shaheen over the previous year’s Golden Shaheen winner Switzerland. Prior to his victory in Dubai, Sibelius set a new stakes record in winning the Pelican S. at Tampa Bay Downs earlier this year, when he ran six furlongs in a 1:08.75, earning a Beyer Speed Figure of 100.
Not This Time’s additional graded stakes winners this year include Next, winner of the Brooklyn S. (G2) and the Greenwood Cup S. (G3) and a winner in five of his last six outings—all stakes; Arzak, winner of the Woodford S. (G2); Gigante, winner of the Secretariat S. (G2); and Troy S. (G3) winner Cogburn.
In the auction ring, Not This Time’s yearlings have yielded big-time results, commanding prices up to $1,350,000, $1,050,000, $900,000, $725,000, etc. His 2-year-olds this year have sold for up to $500,000.
Knicks Go, Horse of the Year and Champion Older Male of 2021 and Longines Best Racehorse of 2021, welcomed first foals in 2023. A wire-to-wire winner of the $6 million Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1) at Del Mar—just two clicks off the 18-year-old track record set by Candy Ride (ARG)—Knicks Go recorded a 112 Beyer in the scintillating score—the fastest Beyer of the 2021 Breeders Cup.
A two-time track record-setter and a Grade 1 winner at two, four, and five, Knicks Go amassed earnings of more than $9.2 million in a sensational racing career. He is the fastest miler in Keeneland history, winning the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Dirt Mile (G1) in the new track record time of 1:33.85. He is also one of just six horses to win two different Breeders’ Cup races. Knicks Go was also precocious, winning the Breeders’ Futurity (G1) at Keeneland at two and finishing second in the Breeders’ Cup Juvenile (G1).
Idol, winner of the 2021 Santa Anita H. (G1), stood his first season at Taylor Made in 2023. A full brother to multiple Grade 1 winner Nest ($2,172,675) and a half-brother to Lost Ark, winner of the $500,000 Jockey Club Derby Invitational S., Idol is a son of two-time Horse of the Year Curlin out of the stakes-winning A.P. Indy mare Marion Ravenwood.
In his biggest victory in the historic Santa Anita H., idol defeated a contentious field that included Grade 1 winners Maxfield and Express Train, as well as graded stakes winners Independence Hall and Tizamagician, recording a career-best Beyer of 102.
Bred in Kentucky by Leonard Riggio’s My Meadowview LLC, Idol hails from a strong and active family replete with black-type. His full sister Nest won the Alabama S. (G1), the Coaching Club American Oaks (G1), and the Ashland S. (G1) last year at three, and this year she captured the Shuvee S. (G2) at Saratoga. She also finished second to the boys in last year’s Belmont S. (G1) and was runner-up in last year’s Kentucky Oaks (G1).
Tacitus, a multiple graded stakes winner and earner of more than $3.7 million and a son of perennial leading sire Tapit out of Champion Older Female and five-time Grade 1 winner Close Hatches, stood his first season at stud in 2023.
The Juddmonte Farms homebred won or placed in 10 graded stakes, including five Grade 1s and two Classic races. He won the Tampa Bay Derby (G2) in his 3-year-old debut, setting a new stakes record of 1:41.90 for 1 1/16 miles. He took down top prize in the Wood Memorial (G2) and was a dominant winner of the Suburban S. (G2) as a 4-year-old. He finished third in the Kentucky Derby (G1) and was runner-up in the Belmont S. (G1), as well as the Travers S. (G1) at three. He recorded six triple-digit Beyers during his spectacular career, including a lifetime best 104 in the 2020 Breeders’ Cup Classic (G1).
Instagrand, a son of Champion Sire Into Mischief and a $1.2 million Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream Sale graduate, will have first 2-year-olds in 2024. Instagrand’s first yearlings have proved popular at public auction this year, selling for $350,000, $200,000, $125,000, $105,000, $100,000, etc. His first-crop weanlings in 2022 sold for up to $300,000, $250,000, etc.
A precocious juvenile, Instagrand registered a front-running victory in the Best Pal S. (G2) at Del Mar by 10 ¾ lengths in just his second lifetime start at two. He was named a TDN Rising Star after breaking his maiden by 10 lengths in his debut, clocking five furlongs in :56 flat, just .32 of a second off the Los Alamitos track record.
Instilled Regard also has first yearlings in 2023, and they brought up to $130,000 at Keeneland September. Winner of the $400,000 Manhattan S. (G1), Instilled Regard was a four-time graded stakes winner on dirt and turf, earning $983,240 during his racing career. A royally-bred son of Arch and a $1,050,000 OBS March Sale graduate, Instilled Regard hails from a prolific Phipps family—his second dam is champion mare Heavenly Prize, the dam of Pure Prize.
Rowayton, a multiple Grade 1-placed juvenile by Into Mischief, will have first 2-year-olds in 2024. He was represented by first yearlings this year, including a $110,000 colt at Keeneland September. A debut maiden special weight winner at Del Mar, Rowayton was runner-up in the Del Mar Futurity (G1), earning a 90 Beyer. He also placed in the American Pharoah S. (G1) to subsequent Champion 2-Year-Old Colt Game Winner.
At three, Rowayton won an allowance race at Belmont Park in the near-track record time of 1:14.94 for 6 ½ furlongs, earning a career-best 97 Beyer. He placed in the Dwyer S. (G3) behind multiple Grade 1 winner Code of Honor and was just a neck short of winning the H. Allen Jerkens (G1) at Saratoga. Rowayton is out of a half-sister to two-time Canadian Champion Miss Mischief and descends from a family of champions, including Letruska and Proud Spell.
The 2024 roster of stallions and fees for Taylor Made Stallions are as follows:
|Not This Time||$150,000|