Discreetly Mine Joins

Discreetly Mine, photo by Adam Coglianese

Grade I-winning sprinter Discreetly Mine (TrueNicks,SRO) has been retired and will begin stud duties in 2011 at Lane's End Farm in Versailles, Kentucky. He is now available on TrueNicks, where breeders can run unlimited complimentary nicking reports.

A leading contender for Eclipse champion sprinter honors, Discreetly Mine was a grade I performer at two and three. The son of 2003 Horse of the Year Mineshaft (TrueNicks,SRO) created buzz when he broke his maiden at Saratoga, winning the 6.5-furlong race by more than six lengths. Behind him that day was eventual Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Super Saver. Discreetly Mine followed up that effort with a pair of graded stakes placings, finishing second in the Futurity (gr. II) before running a game second in the Champagne (gr. I), again defeating Super Saver as well as Hopeful (gr. I) champ Dublin.

On the Derby trail at three, Discreetly Mine won the Risen Star (gr. II) at 8.5 furlongs in February. After not handling the sloppy 10 furlongs of the Kentucky Derby, Discreetly Mine was reinvented as a sprinter, running second in the Woody Stephens (gr. II) before closing his career with three impressive sprint victories: the Jersey Shore (gr. III), the Amsterdam (gr. II, video below), and finally the King's Bishop (gr. I, video below).

Out of Alabama (gr. I) winner Pretty Discreet (by Private Account), Discreetly Mine is a half brother to grade I winner and track record holder Discreet Cat, and Hopeful (gr. I) runner-up Pretty Wild. Discreetly Mine's half sister Discreetly Awesome produced grade II winner Awesome Maria, who was also second in the Frizette (gr. I) and Gazelle (gr. I).

Being by Mineshaft and out of an Alabama (gr. I)-winning Private Account mare, Discreetly Mine's pedigree is quite distance-oriented. Furthermore, he is inbred 5 x 4 to stamina influence Tom Rolfe, and 5 x 4 x 5 to Buckpasser. With these pedigree elements coupled with Discreetly Mine's sprinting prowess, the new stallion should offer breeders a variety of options.

Discreetly Mine will stand for a fee of $15,000.

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