In 2010, horses bred by Adena Springs Farm earned more than double the earnings of its closest competitor, and as a result, Frank Stronach’s operation was rewarded with its seventh Eclipse Award.
Adena Springs, which last won the breeder Eclipse in 2008 when it also took home a second Eclipse as leading owner, saw 533 horses it bred make 3,661 starts, with 506 wins and earnings of $13,369,852, ranking first in the earnings category for the eighth time.
The partnership of Claiborne Farm and Adele Delschneider, which ranked sixth among breeders by earnings with $4,606,322, finished second in Eclipse balloting, likely due to the success of Breeders’ Cup Classic (gr. I) winner Blame . Third in the voting was Brereton C. Jones, who bred the earners of $6,545,266.
In 2010, Adena Springs was represented by 15 stakes winners individually and one in partnership. Included among the farm’s stakes winners were grade I winner Stately Victor, multiple grade III winner Bourbon Bay, Canadian grade II winner Stunning Stag, and grade III winners Pleasant Prince and Game On Dude.