We are on record repeatedly touting Jimmy Creed as a stallion we love in 2021, and we think he’s going to be a perfect match for the 5-time winning Include mare Participate.
We always factor in the physical makeup of the stallion and mare when crafting mating plans, but in this particular case it’s one of the most convincing arguments for the match: Participate is a big, robust, slightly coarse mare and Jimmy Creed is a medium-sized, very pretty stallion, so they complement each other perfectly and we hope that translates to a good-sized, attractive foal that is a blend of the two parents.
His physique earned Jimmy Creed a $900,000 yearling price tag, and he went on to be a grade 1-winning 3YO sprinter on the track. He now has four crops of racing age, including his 2020 2YOs, and from those 259 foals of racing age, his 14 stakes winners is good for 5.4% of his foals, and he sports a 1.30 AEI compared to just a 1.01 CI, meaning he moves his mares way up. His four graded winners include the top-class King Jack, who earned a 111 Beyer taking the G2 Gallant Bob at 6 furlongs on dirt, plus the likes of Casa Creed, who won the G2 National Museum of Racing HOF Stakes going a mile on turf and was G1-placed this year at 5, as was Kanthaka (a dual-surface sprinter).
After starting out at $12,500 for his first season, Jimmy Creed’s subsequent crops were conceived at fees down to as low as $5,000 advertised, but his early success earned him a bump to $15,000 in 2018 when he covered 164 mares (his increase in mares-bred led the country that season) — a crop which will be 2YOs in 2021 — and $20,000 for 2019 when he covered 138 mares. Jimmy Creed’s 2020 yearling average of $40,344 is almost double his 2019 average, and he had individuals bring $500,000, $240,000, $120,000, etc. All of which, we think, adds up to Jimmy Creed being the top value stallion standing in Kentucky for 2021 at his advertised fee of $10,000.
Jimmy Creed doesn’t yet have any foals out of mares by Include or by Include’s sire Broad Brush, but the Distorted Humor/Broad Brush cross more generally has produced the top quality graded winner Justenuffhumor and a pair of South American group winners (one of those out of an Include mare, as are another grade 1-placed runner and a stakes-placed runner, all by Distorted Humor sons). Participate’s own broodmare sire, the Private Account son Valley Crossing, rates an “A” nick with Jimmy Creed, as Distorted Humor and his sons have produced no fewer than 11 stakes winners with mares from this sire-line, foremost among them the grade 1 winner Hoppertunity. Plus, Participate herself is a half-sister to a winner by Distorted Humor’s son Any Given Saturday.
With Jimmy Creed being out of the Maryland-bred grade 1 winner Hookedonthefeelin, his pedigree also contains several local names which have had success with Participate’s extended female family, most notably Allen’s Prospect (sire of Jimmy Creed’s second dam Prospective Joy) and Rollicking (sire of Jimmy Creed’s third dam Jovial Joy), who have sired black-type earners out of Participate’s third and fourth dams, respectively.
So there’s plenty to recommend this mating on paper, in addition to complementary physicals — and we are excited to see what Participate produces by a proven stallion in 2022!
Jimmy Creed wins the G1 Malibu