DISCREETLY MINE carried unimpeachable credentials to the breeding shed in his first season at stud in 2011 . The son of MINESHAFT was a brilliantly fast colt whose wins included the sire-making G1 King’s Bishop S. at Saratoga. He also had the pedigree, being a son of the Grade 1 winner Pretty Discreet and a half-brother to G1 Cigar Mile hero and current red-hot young stallion Discreet Cat, sire of the sophomore standouts Out of Bounds, Discreet Dancer, and Mamma Kimbo. So it’s no big surprise that he was hugely popular, covering 130 mares in his first year at Lane’s End and 119 in his second year.
Mares offered at sale in foal to DISCREETLY MINE in 2011 included the stakes winners or performers Bianco, Code of Ethics, Ensign Appeal, Jet Setting, Leading Light, Our Eponene, Pure Wool, and Undercover; and other mares selling included a half-sister to the Grade 1 performer Soul Search (A.P. INDY) and half-siblings to the graded winners Dance Away Capote, Love of Money, Love N’ Kiss S., Makeup Artist, Make Haste, etc.
The experts agree that DISCREETLY MINE has all the ingredients of a star sire.
“DISCREETLY MINE is the fastest A.P. INDY-line horse at stud today,” reasoned pedigree expert Alan Porter. “He’s by a Horse of the Year out of a Grade 1-winning mare, and is half-brother to one of the leading second season sires of 2012….all positive indicators for DISCREETLY MINE’s own prospects as a stallion.”
Bob Fierro and Frank Mitchell of DataTrack International weighed in, “DISCREETLY MINE is out of an exceptional broodmare, G1 Alabama S. winner Pretty Discreet, who has produced three Grade 1 horses, including the hot young sire Discreet Cat, and one of her daughters has also produced Grade 1 winner Awesome Maria. DISCREETLY MINE’s biomechanical profile compares very favorable with other horses his size who went on to become major stallions. In addition, standing at Lane’s End, DISCREETLY MINE should get books of very good mares who would help him to achieve his potential.”
And Sid Fernando the President of Werk Thoroughbred Consultants, Inc. added, “This half-brother to top miler and promising young sire Discreet Cat is by Lane’s End sire MINESHAFT, one of A.P. Indy’s best sons at stud. DISCREETLY MINE was Grade 1 placed in the Champagne S. at age two and a Grade 1 winner at three in the King’s Bishop, so he brings the speed profile of his half-brother to the table, but with his sire and sire line so successful in the U.S. racing environment, he promises more.”
When DISCREETLY MINE’s first foals hit the ground, they generated a buzz in Central Kentucky. A DISCREETLY MINE colt out of MSW Gowestforgold prompted Crestwood Farm’s Marc Maclean to say, “This is a very nice, athletic colt with great size and quality. After seeing him, we are definitely breeding back to DISCREETLY MINE.”
Marshall Wilsher, manager of Marion Hills Farm, said he was extremely happy with their daughter of DISCREETLY MINE out of the stakes-placed Picturemewithroses, a half to the Grade II winner Wesley and the graded runners Dynameaux and Cloakof Vagueness. “She is the spitting image of her sire, and we will definitely be breeding back to him in the future,” said Wilsher.
The folks at Halcyon Farm recently welcomed a DISCREETLY MINE filly out of Slammin’ Lil, already the dam of MGSP Runflatout. “We could not be happier with our DISCREETLY MINE foal,” said Halcyon’s Jay Brunker. “She has good size and balance, a good head and neck set, and has shown class from the beginning. Can’t wait for our second one to arrive!”
And John H. Mulholland, manager of Mulholland Springs, said of the most recent produce from Saucy Officer, “We are very pleased with this classy colt by DISCREETLY MINE. He has balance, size and is very correct.”
Some of these first foals will sell this year at the fall breeding stock sales so watch for your opportunity to buy.
DISCREETLY MINE – A brilliant opportunity for any breeding season.