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Monday, January 12, 2004Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Adena Springs Tops 2003 Leading Breeders Lists

Adena Springs, with earnings of $11,550,052, heads the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2003, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. (TJCIS). Adena Springs bred the winners of 296 races from 1,956 starts and is followed by the late John Franks who bred the winners of 449 races from 3,367 starts, for earnings of $9,717,890.

Adena Springs also tops a second breeder list that includes partnerships, although the nursery was not represented by any runners bred in partnership. Runner-up was John Franks who, alone or in partnership, bred the winners of 477 races from 3,577 starts, for earnings of $10,354,860.

Completing the list of top 10 individual breeders were: Farnsworth Farms, $8,340,590 (505 wins/3,750 starts); Mockingbird Farm, Inc., $7,193,734 (321/2,471); Juddmonte Farms, $6,980,540 (49/279); Brereton C. Jones, $5,148,902 (213/1,574); Mr. And Mrs. John C. Mabee, $4,795,883 (213/1,462); Edward P. Evans, $4,387,687 (114/800); Sam-Son Farm, $3,743,610 (55/265); and Gustav Schickedanz, $3,608,477 (39/219).

Rounding out the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were: Farnsworth Farms, $9,671,452 (609 wins/4,691 starts); Mockingbird Farm, Inc., $7,212,324 (322/2,488); Juddmonte Farms, $7,004,937 (52/295); William S. Farish, $6,035,550 (142/968); Brereton C. Jones, $5,375,040 (222/1,679); Mr. And Mrs. John C. Mabee, $4,795,883 (no horses bred in partnership); Edward P. Evans, $4,387,687 (no horses bred in partnership); and Gustav Schickedanz, $4,331,685 (60/343).

The complete lists of the top 100 breeders of 2003 are accessible at no charge through

The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of The Jockey Club, is an industry leader in the areas of technology and information services for industry professionals, including owners, breeders, trainers, veterinarians and farm personnel. TJCIS utilizes state-of-the-art technology to enhance the services it provides through as well as its cataloguing and software sales and consulting divisions.

EDITOR’S NOTE: The TJCIS leading breeders’ lists are published as a service to the industry and their compilation is consistent with years past. As has been the industry standard since the mid-1960’s, when racing and pedigree data were first stored electronically, Canadian earnings are not converted to U.S. dollars. However, The Jockey Club and Equibase Company recently announced plans to perform the software modifications necessary in 2004 to enable the conversion of Canadian earnings to their equivalent amount in U.S. dollars, beginning Jan. 1, 2005.