Issue 9: [LISTEN] Starlight Racing's Jack Wolf On Authentic Being 'Horse of the Year' Candidate
By the time the Eclipse Awards — horse racing’s version of the Emmys — are announced on Thursday, Authentic, the likely winner for 2020 “Horse of the Year” and “Best Three-year-old Male,” will have already been retired for two months.
While Authentic deserves to be officially recognized for his historic achievements on the track, his future as a stallion has already been determined.
Put out to stud at Spendthrift Farms in November of 2020, Authentic will command a $75,000 breeding fee, where his only responsibility for the remainder of his days will be to try and sire a champion racehorse.
Starlight Racing’s founder Jack Wolf, who is part of the ownership group that sold Authentic’s breeding rights to Spendthrift Farms, talked to me about what Authentic meant to him, as well as the evolution of thoroughbred racing.
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