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Friday, January 06, 2006Contact: Bob Curran Jr. (212) 521-5326
Adena Springs Tops 2005 Leading Breeders' Lists for Third Consecutive Year

For the third consecutive year, Adena Springs tops the list of leading individual breeders in North America in 2005 with earnings of $11,672,247, according to statistics released today by The Jockey Club Information Systems, Inc. (TJCIS). Adena Springs bred the winners of 457 races from 2,685 starts and is followed by the late John Franks who bred the winners of 464 races from 4,024 starts for earnings of $9,142,197.

Adena Springs also heads a second breeder list that includes partnerships. Including partnerships, Adena Springs bred the winners of 457 races from 2,697 starts for earnings of $11,675,360. Runner-up was John Franks who, alone or in partnership, bred the winners of 485 races from 4,128 starts for earnings of $9,960,875.

Rounding out the list of top 10 individual breeders were: Farnsworth Farms, $8,705,124 (462 wins/3,548 starts); Edward P. Evans, $7,770,437 (140/891); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $6,744,046 (276/1,864); Brereton C. Jones, $5,405,931 (222/1,516); Live Oak Stud, $4,319,935 (92/560); Juddmonte Farms, $3,973,321 (38/229); Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey, $3,330,615 (127/800); and Arthur I. Appleton, $3,085,241 (135/859).

Completing the list of top 10 breeders including partnerships were: Farnsworth Farms, $9,788,446 (543 wins/4,226 starts); Edward P. Evans, $7,789,977 (140/897); Sez Who Thoroughbreds, $6,796,273 (280/1,892); W. S. Farish, $5,947,676 (233/1,473); Brereton C. Jones, $5,838,129 (244/1,650); Live Oak Stud, $4,319,935 (no horses bred in partnership); Juddmonte Farms, $3,973,321 (no horses bred in partnership); and Liberation Farm, $3,931,762 (98/667).

The complete lists of the top 100 breeders of 2005 are accessible through http://www.equineline.com.

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 equineline.com as well as its cataloguing and software sales and consulting divisions.



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