Jimmy Creed on-trend with legendary US shuttle sires

July 11, 2019

Looking at successful stallions throughout the ages, you can often find trends that show history repeats itself. There are early markers that indicate a stallion is heading toward a long-term path of success when his first runners hit the track and they only get stronger as he gets more representation.

These markers are why Spendthrift stallion Jimmy Creed (USA) is such an exciting prospect.

When looking at stallions who are shuttling from the United States, similar trends can be seen among the greats such as Medaglia d’Oro (USA), More Than Ready (USA), Red Ransom (USA), Spinning World (USA) and Street Cry (Ire). They all sired over 50 percent winners in the United States from their first two and a half crops and over 30 percent winners from their 2-year-old runners during that same time.

The legendary More Than Ready leads all stallions by percentage of winners overall from that group with a 66.23 percent strike rate from those first three crops, but even he has over four percent less winners to runners than Jimmy Creed.

Jimmy Creed returns to Australia this season with an exceptional winners to runners rate of 70.42 percent from his first three American crops, with 100 of his 142 runners as of July 8 visiting the winner’s circle. This strike rate gives him more than 10 percent more winners to runners at the same stage of his career than Medaglia d’Oro (58.19 percent), Street Cry (52.63 percent) and Spinning World (59.23 percent).

Already the sire of one winner from only two runners in Australia, Jimmy Creed’s 2-year-old numbers in the United States proves that the best is yet to come.

Jimmy Creed has 35 winners from 89 2-year-old runners in his first three crops, with two of his four current 2-year-old runners already registering victories. His 39.33 percent strike rate for 2-year-olds is higher than Medaglia d’Oro’s 31.88 percent, Street Cry’s 34.52 percent and Spinning World’s 36.62 percent. Only More Than Ready and Red Ransom have a higher percentage of 2-year-old winners than Jimmy Creed with his three stakes winners and one graded stakes winner comparable to all but Red Ransom at the same point.

Among active shuttle stallions, Jimmy Creed also holds his own with a higher percentage of winners to runners than More Than Ready and Street Boss (USA) at the same stages of their careers. Jimmy Creed ties fellow Victorian stallion Street Boss with the same amount of northern hemisphere stakes winners, graded stakes winners and number of 2-year-old stakes winners at the same point in their careers.

With his biggest Australian crops hitting the track in coming seasons, Jimmy Creed looks well on his way to exceeding the trends and becoming America’s next great shuttle stallion.