Ashford Handbook 2023
Coolmore America, home of champions including American Pharoah, Justify, Uncle Mo etc. New for 2023 - Corniche, Early Voting, Epicenter, Golden Pal & Jack Christopher!
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Champion 2YO and Triple Crown winner. 4 Gr.1 winners in 2022 CLASSIC EMPIRE Similarly bred to American Pharoah. 7 first crop Stakes winners to date CORNICHE Dual Gr.1-winning unbeaten Champion 2YO by Quality Road CUPID Gr.1 winner by Tapit. Already with 5 first crop Stakes winners EARLY VOTING Classic winner by Gun Runner from the family of Speightstown ECHO TOWN Gr.1-winning sprinter just like his sire Speightstown EPICENTER 28 Spectacular 5¼-length winner of the Travers Stakes-Gr.1 by Not This Time GOLDEN PAL 32 Brilliantly fast son of Uncle Mo at 2, 3 and 4 years JACK CHRISTOPHER 36 Triple Gr.1 winner and the best son of Munnings JUSTIFY 40 Unbeaten Triple Crown winner with 4 first juvenile crop GSWs LOOKIN AT LUCKY 44 Progeny have won the Kentucky Derby, BC Classic, Beldame Stakes etc MAXIMUM SECURITY 48 Multiple Gr.1-winning Champion from the Street Cry sire line MENDELSSOHN 52 Gr.1-winning 2YO by Scat Daddy and a half-brother to Into Mischief MO TOWN 56 A Gr.1 winner by sire of sires Uncle Mo MUNNINGS 60 15 Stakes winners in 2022 including Gr.1 winner Jack Christopher PRACTICAL JOKE 64 11 Stakes winners including 2022 Gr.1-winning 2YO Chocolate Gelato TIZ THE LAW 68 Gr.1 winner at 2 and 3. A better racehorse than his sire Constitution UNCLE MO 72 13 Stakes winners in 2022 including Classic winner Mo Donegal New New New New New 8 12 16 20 24
Justify , the only unbeaten Triple Crown winner ever has made a great start to his stud career siring 4 juvenile GSWs
Height: 16.2 I Won from 7f. to 1½m.
An outstanding young sire with 4 Gr.1 winners in 2022, only Curlin has more. Top performers in 2022... AMERICAN THEOREM , 1 st Bing Crosby S.- Gr.1 ( pictured ), Triple Bend S.- Gr.2 AS TIME GOES BY , 1 st Beholder Mile S.- Gr.1 , La Canada S.- Gr.3 ABOVE THE CURVE , 1 st Prix Saint-Alary- Gr.1 , Blandford S.- Gr.2 CAFE PHAROAH , 1 st Tokyo February S.- Gr.1 for the second time FORBIDDEN KINGDOM , 1 st San Felipe S.- Gr.2 , San Vicente S. -Gr.2 MERNEITH , 1 st Santa Monica S.- Gr.2 AMERICAN APPLE (2YO), 1 st Matron S.- Gr.3
AMERICAN PHAROAH Bay Horse; foaled 2012
Unbridled Toussaud Lord At War (ARG) Castle Eight Storm Cat Key Phrase
Pioneerof the Nile ................
Star of Goshen ......................
Yankee Gentleman ................
Littleprincessemma .............. (2006)
Ecliptical Zetta Jet
Exclusive Rosette ..................
By PIONEEROF THE NILE (2006). Black-type winner of $1,634,200, CashCall Futurity [G1] (HOL, $400,000), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 10 crops of racing age, 843 foals, 602 starters, 44 black-type winners, 410 winners of 1184 races and earning $60,684,190, 4 champions, including American Pharoah ($8,650,300, Kentucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), etc.), Classic Empire ($2,520,220, Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (SA, $1,100,000), etc.), and of Midnight Storm [G1] ($1,783,110), Matareya [G1] . 1st dam LITTLEPRINCESSEMMA, by Yankee Gentleman. Unplaced in 2 starts. Brood- mare of the year in 2015. Dam of 9 foals, 6 to race, all winners, including-- AMERICAN PHAROAH (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Horse of the year, below. CHASINGYESTERDAY (f. by Tapit). 5 wins in 7 starts at 2 and 3, $488,650, Starlet S. [G1] (LRC, $180,000), Sunland Park Oaks [L] (SUN, $116,400), Desi Arnaz S. [L] (DMR, $60,000), Anoakia S. (SA, $46,500), 3rd Santa Anita Oaks [G1] (SA, $48,000). American Cleopatra (f. by Pioneerof the Nile). Winner at 2, $98,519, 2nd Del Mar Debutante S. [G1] (DMR, $60,000). St Patrick's Day (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Winner in 2 starts at 2, $48,000, in N.A./U.S.; placed at 3, € 18,300, in Ireland, 2nd Renaissance S. [G3] , 3rd Dubai Duty Free MillenniumMillionaire Celebration S. [L]. (Total: $69,300). Triple Tap (c. by Tapit). 2 wins at 3, placed at 4, 2022, $153,840, 2nd John Shear Mile S. [L] (SA, $16,200). 2nd dam EXCLUSIVE ROSETTE , by Ecliptical. 3 wins at 2 and 3, $27,281, Florida Thor- oughbred Charities S.-R (OTC, $15,000). Set ncr at Atlantic City. Dam of-- STORM WOLF (c. by Stormin Fever). 3 wins in 5 starts at 3, $147,840, Lazaro Barrera Memorial S. [G2] (HOL, $90,000). Sire. MISTYROSETTE (f. by Stormin Fever). 4 wins in 8 starts at 2 and 3, $184,021, Old Hat S. [G3] (GP, $60,000), Crank It Up S. (MTH, $33,000), etc. Vintage Red. 2 wins at 3, $73,584. Dam of Red Raffles (g. by Bold n' Flashy, Total: $290,530). Granddam of DUN DRUM (g. by Bold n’ Flashy, to 6, 2022, Total: $325,833), Ellas My Love (g. by Pool Play, to 7, 2022, Total: $226,343). RACE RECORD: At 2, champion 2-year-old colt, 2 wins (Del Mar Futurity [G1] (DMR, $180,000), FrontRunner S. [G1] (SA, $180,000)) in 3 starts; at 3, horse of the year, champion 3-year-old colt, Triple Crown, 7 wins (Ken- tucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), Xpressbet.com Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $900,000), Belmont S. [G1] (BEL, $800,000), Breeders' Cup Classic [G1] (KEE, $2,750,000)-ntr, 1 1/4 mi. in 2:00, WilliamHill Haskell Invitational S. [G1] (MTH, $1,100,000), Arkansas Derby [G1] (OP, $600,000), Rebel S. [G2] (OP, $450,000)), once 2nd (Travers S. [G1] (SAR, $270,000)) in 8 starts. Totals: 9 wins, once 2nd in 11 starts. Earned $8,650,300.
2022 SALES YEARLINGS BY AMERICAN PHAROAH INCLUDED: DAM/SEX SIRE OF DAM PURCHASER
Jenda's Agenda f. Screaming Skylar c. Antonia Autumn f. A Star Is Born f. Just Talkin c. Tokyo Time c. Blame It On Alphie c. Pretty Girl c. Taylor S f.
Proud Citizen Medaglia d'Oro Smart Strike Bernstein Galileo Midshipman Medaglia d'Oro Harlan's Holiday Indian Charlie Indian Charlie Blame
Tommy Town T’breds
West B’stock/R. & L. Low 725,000 Talla Racing/West Point T’breds 450,000 MV Magnier & Linda Shanahan 435,000 Corbin Blumberg/Starlight/Harrell 350,000 D. Wayne Lukas/John Napoli 325,000 G. Watts Humphrey Whisper Hill Farm
350,000 340,000 310,000 300,000
Koji Maeda BBN Racing
Kateri f. Kindle c.
My Racehorse/Muir Hut 300,000 TOP PERFORMERS FROM AMERICAN PHAROAH'S FIRST FOUR CROPS INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE ABOVE THE CURVE Galileo Rahy Gr.1 AMERICAN THEOREM Maria's Mon Theatrical Gr.1 AS TIME GOES BY Dehere Rubiano Gr.1 CAFÉ PHAROAH More Than Ready Miswaki Gr.1 HARVEY'S LIL GOIL Tapit Arch Gr.1 VAN GOGH Sadler's Wells Master Derby Gr.1 FORBIDDEN KINGDOM Five Star Day Mt Livermore Gr.2 FOUR WHEEL DRIVE More Than Ready Distant View Gr.2 MERNEITH Flatter Grindstone Gr.2 PISTA Galileo Storm Cat Gr.2 SWEET MELANIA Discreet Cat Gone West Gr.2 AMERICAN APPLE Clever Trick Holy Bull Gr.3 MAVEN Any Given Saturday Majestic Light Gr.3 SKYGAZE Marquetry Dewan Gr.3 TURNED ASIDE War Front Lemon Drop Kid Gr.3 MACKINNON Scat Daddy Proud Citizen Gr.1-pl SW ANOTHER MIRACLE Medaglia d'Oro Dehere Gr.2-pl SW HUDSON RIDGE Galileo Dayjur Gr.3-pl SW OCEAN ATLANTIQUE Giant's Causeway Ahonoora Gr.3-pl SW THANKFUL Cat Thief Show'em Slew Gr.3-pl SW WILLOW Danehill Sadler's Wells Gr.3-pl SW DANON PHARAOH El Corredor Sir Cat SW DISCO PHAROAH Mineshaft Halo SW FI FI PHAROAH Ghostzapper Two Punch SW KENTUCKY PHAROAH Strut The Stage Trajectory SW KING OF MIAMI Afleet Alex Alydeed SW REFRAME Tapit Hennessy SW TRUST OUR JOURNEY A.P. Warrior French Deputy SW MONARCH OF EGYPT Galileo Spectrum Gr.1-pl NICEST Montjeu Dansili Gr.1-pl BIG LAKE Student Council Seattle Slew Gr.2-pl BLING Fort Larned El Prado Gr.2-pl 6
PRINCESA CAROLINE THINKING OF YOU ROYAL ACT
Saint Ballado Latent Heat
Green Dancer Lord Avie
Gr.3-pl Gr.3-pl Gr.3-pl
MATING SUGGESTIONS: A Champion at two and three, in addition to winning the Triple Crown and becoming Horse of the Year, American Pharoah showed all the talent, versatility, durability and courage which entitles him to considerable respect as a stallion. He quickly proved his worth when the first of his four crops of racing age earned him the title of Champion First-Crop Sire. He has Gr.1 winners in each of his first three crops, including four individual Gr.1 winners in 2022. Predictably, his success as a sire has translated into sales ring success, with each of his first four crops containing seven-figure yearlings. American Pharoah’s bloodlines make him a particularly valuable outcross. Mr Prospector is back in the sixth generation of his foals and his pedigree is free of A.P. INDY , SEATTLE SLEW , DANZIG , SADLER’S WELLS , DEPUTY MINISTER , ROBERTO and HALO . Even STORM CAT is back in the fourth generation of his foals and Fappiano in the fifth, allowing a second line. American Pharoah’s Gr.1-winning half-sister Chasing Yesterday is by TAPIT , so it is hardly surprising that daughters of TAPIT are playing a part in his success story. All of his first six runners out of TAPIT mares are winners, including his Gr.1 winner Harvey’s Lil Goil and the Japanese Listed winner Reframe. TAPIT is a grandson of A.P. INDY and American Pharoah already has black-type winners out of mares by A.P. Indy’s sons FLATTER (Gr.2 winner Merneith), A.P. WARRIOR and MINESHAFT . American Pharoah has numerous black-type winners from the MR PROSPECTOR male line. His first Group winner, the speedy juvenile Maven, is out of a grand-daughter of DISTORTED HUMOR , while his very smart Japanese dirt horse Danon Pharaoh is out of a grand-daughter of MR GREELEY . His Gr.2 winner Forbidden Kingdom is out of a grand-daughter of CARSON CITY . SADLER’S WELLS sired the dam of his Gr.1 2YO winner Van Gogh. His first 14 starters out of GALILEO mares included five Group performers, headed by the 2022 Gr.1 winner Above The Curve and Gr.2 winner Pista. His first starter out of a MEDAGLIA D’ORO mare was the Saratoga Listed winner Another Miracle. Pioneerof The Nile did well with the HAIL TO REASON line and American Pharoah is now mirroring this success, siring the speedy Gr.2 winner Four Wheel Drive and the Japanese Gr.1 dirt winner Café Pharoah from daughters of MORE THAN READY . HALO sired the grandam of his stakes winner Disco Pharoah. American Pharoah’s Gr.2 winner Sweet Melania has a dam by STORM CAT’s grandson DISCREET CAT and is therefore inbred 4x4, as is the Gr.3 winner Turned Aside. The Gr.2 winner Pista has a second dam by STORM CAT and is therefore inbred 4x3. American Pharoah’s first starter out of a SCAT DADDY mare is the 2YO Grade 1-placed black-type winner Mackinnon. Clearly the STORM CAT line is one to follow. American Pharoah is working with sons of DANZIG . His speedy Gr.3-winning son Turned Aside has a dam by WAR FRONT and his talented Irish filly Willow has a dam by DANEHILL . American Pharoah’s Gr.1-winning daughter As Time Goes By has a dam by DEHERE and his Listed winner Fi Fi Pharoah is out of a GHOSTZAPPER mare. Other DEPUTY MINISTER line mares therefore should suit. A daughter of IN EXCESS produced the Kentucky Derby
winner Always Dreaming to Bodemeister and the Gr.2 winner Positive Thinking to Pioneerof The Nile. This suggests that daughters of UNCLE MO will also thrive with American Pharoah.
As Time Goes By takes her earnings to near $1m with a 2¼ length win in the Beholder Mile Stakes-Gr.1 at Santa Anita
Height: 16.1½ I Won from 4½f. to 1 1 / 8 m.
Champion 2YO, A TRIPLE GR.1 WINNER and bred on the same cross as American Pharoah 7 first crop Stakes winners including... INTERSTATEDAYDREAM , 1st Black-Eyed Susan S.- Gr.2 ( pictured ), Indiana Oaks- Gr.3 , 2nd Adirondack S.- Gr.2 , 3rd Ashland S.- Gr.1 MORELLO , 1st Gotham S.- Gr.3 , JimmyWinkfield S.- L. CLASSY EDITION , 1st Joseph A Gimma S.- L. , Key Cents S.- L. , 2nd Davona Dale S.- Gr.2 FIRST EMPIRE , 1st Soaring Free S.- L. , 4th Summer S.- Gr.1
CLASSIC EMPIRE Bay Horse; foaled 2014
Unbridled Toussaud Lord At War (ARG) Castle Eight Storm Cat Train Robbery Miswaki Forever Waving
Pioneerof the Nile ................
Star of Goshen ......................
Cat Thief ................................
Sambuca Classica ................ (2004)
In Her Glory ..........................
By PIONEEROF THE NILE (2006). Black-type winner of $1,634,200, CashCall Futurity [G1] (HOL, $400,000), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 10 crops of racing age, 843 foals, 602 starters, 44 black-type winners, 410 winners of 1184 races and earning $60,684,190, 4 champions, including American Pharoah ($8,650,300, Kentucky Derby [G1] (CD, $1,418,800), etc.), Classic Empire ($2,520,220, Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (SA, $1,-100,000), etc.), and of Midnight Storm [G1] ($1,783,110), Matareya [G1] . 1st dam SAMBUCA CLASSICA, by Cat Thief. Placed at 3, $8,663, in Canada. (Total: $13,896). Dam of 8 foals, 6 winners, including-- CLASSIC EMPIRE (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Champion, below. ANYTIMEMAGIC (g. by Fusaichi Pegasus). 15 wins to 6, $202,945, Lost in the Fog S. (GG, $30,450), Everett Nevin Alameda County S.-R (PLN, $33,150). UPTOWN TWIRL (f. by Twirling Candy). 4 wins at 2 and 3, $170,714, Surfside S. (LRC, $45,000), Pleasanton Oaks (OTP, $31,500), 2nd Anoakia S. (SA, $14,700). Dam of 3 foals, 2 to race, including-- Presidential (c. by Pioneerof the Nile). Winner at 2 and 3, 2022, $174,918, 2nd Texas Derby (LS, $57,228). Exclamation Point (g. by Concord Point). 5 wins at 3 and 4, $290,540, 2nd Oaklawn Mile S. (OP, $50,000). 2nd dam IN HER GLORY , by Miswaki. 6 wins to 4, $199,244, Garland of Roses S. (AQU, $28,740), 3rd Acorn S. [G1] , etc. Half-sister to Uncharted Waters . Dam of-- Seattle Glory (c. by Seattle Slew). 4 wins at 3 and 4, $109,150, 3rd Skip Trial S. (MTH, $5,500). Combanchera (f. by Seattle Slew). 2 wins at 2, $87,235, 2nd Maid of the Mist S.-R (BEL, $20,000), 3rd East View S.-R (AQU, $8,885). Dam of-- BAY PARK BOY (g. by Johannesburg). 3 wins at 2 and 4, $166,567, Aspirant S.-R (FL, $75,832), 3rd New York Breeders' Futurity-R (FL, $26,088). Emblem's Glory. Winner, $19,436. Dam of Atrevete [L] (g. by Artie Schiller). Forever Sunshine. Unraced. Dam of 9 foals, 7 to race, 5 winners, including-- BRONX BEAUTY (f. by Liaison). 11 wins, 2 to 6, $706,370, Regret S. (MTH, $60,000), Dashing Beauty S. (DEL, $60,000), etc. Glorious Sky. Unraced. Dam of His Glory (f. by Mineshaft, 5 wins, $238,665, 2nd Pocahontas S. [G2] (CD, $38,800), etc.). RACE RECORD: At 2, champion 2-year-old colt, 4 wins (Breeders' Cup Juvenile [G1] (SA, $1,100,000), Claiborne Breeders' Futurity [G1] (KEE, $300,000), Bashford Manor S. [G3] (CD, $59,520)) in 5 starts; at 3, one win (Arkansas Derby [G1] (OP, $600,000)), once 2nd (Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $300,- 000)), once 3rd (Lambholm South Holy Bull S. [G2] (GP, $34,300)). Totals: 5 wins, once 2nd, once 3rd in 9 starts. Earned $2,520,220.
2022 SALES YEARLINGS BY CLASSIC EMPIRE INCLUDED: DAM/SEX SIRE OF DAM PURCHASER
Rever de Vous c. Pink Nightie c. Le Moine f. Super Divine c. Catenaria c. Greed And Fear c. Raise The Rithm c. My Saving Grace c. Prosperity c.
Distorted Humor Giant's Causeway Curlin Divine Park Bernardini Bob And John Algorithms Super Saver
Briston Bloodstock Hideyuki Mori Full Of Fun Racing II Lynnhaven Racing
260,000 240,000 190,000 150,000 140,000 110,000
Ocean Reef/W. Francis Paynter 150,000 Shepherd Equine/L. Hirsch 125,000 Bradley T’breds Owls Bloodstock Ed and Susie Orr
Tapit 100,000 STAKES PERFORMERS FROM THE FIRST CROP OF CLASSIC EMPIRE INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE INTERSTATEDAYDREAM Uncle Mo Arch Gr.2 MORELLO Congrats Runaway Groom Gr.3 CLASSY EDITION Bernardini Cherokee Run Gr.2-pl BEAUTIFUL EMPIRE Colonel John Distorted Humor SW CLASSICSTATEOFMIND Songandaprayer Storm Creek SW EMPRESS TIGRESS Tale of the Cat Broken Vow SW FIRST EMPIRE Macho Uno Wild Again SW CLASSIC MOMENT Yankee Victor Tricky Creek St-pl OLD TOWN ROAD Pioneering Strodes Creek St-pl QUEENS UP Strong Hope General Assembly St-pl TWENTY FOUR MAMBA Harlan's Holiday A.P. Indy St-pl GR.1 AND GR.2 WINNERS BY CLASSIC EMPIRE'S SIRE PIONEEROF THE NILE INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE AMERICAN PHAROAH Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1 CLASSIC EMPIRE Cat Thief Miswaki Gr.1 MATAREYA Bernardini Seeking The Gold Gr.1 MIDNIGHT STORM Bertrando Darby Creek Road Gr.1 ARREST ME RED Medaglia d'Oro Irish Open Gr.2 CABO SPIRIT Shamardal Cee’s Tizzy Gr.2 CAIRO PRINCE Holy Bull Accipiter Gr.2 JOJO WARRIOR Carson City Deputy Minister Gr.2 NOLDE Dixie Union Pulpit Gr.2 POSITIVE SPIRIT In Excess Somethingfabulous Gr.2 THOUSAND WORDS Pomeroy Point Given Gr.2 UNDER THE STARS Storm Cat A.P. Indy Gr.2 MATING SUGGESTIONS: Classic Empire took the 2YO male title at the Eclipse Awards with a landslide 248 votes out of a possible 248. His wins included the Gr.1 Breeders’ Futurity and Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, in which he beat Not This Time. Classic Empire trained on well, notable taking the Gr.1 Arkansas Derby and being beaten only a head in the Gr.1 Preakness. He is bred along similar lines to Triple Crown hero American Pharoah, both are by Pioneerof The Nile from 10
grand-daughters of Storm Cat. Like American Pharoah, Classic Empire enjoys the significant benefit of having a pedigree free of such as A.P. INDY , SEATTLE SLEW , DANZIG , SADLER’S WELLS , DEPUTY MINISTER , ROBERTO and HALO . Classic Empire already has seven first crop black-type winners. He also has a very respectful 63% winners to runners from his first crop. It was hardly surprising that one of his first black-type winners, Classy Edition, is out of a SEATTLE SLEW line mare, by BERNARDINI , or that his smart son Morello is out of a mare by A.P. INDY’ s son CONGRATS . Classic Empire must be a prime candidate for daughters of A.P. INDY and his sons, especially those which combine A.P. INDY with MR PROSPECTOR , such as PULPIT , FLATTER , MALIBU MOON and MINESHAFT . The similarly-bred American Pharoah has already sired a Gr.1 winner from a daughter of TAPIT and a Gr.2 winner from a mare by FLATTER . Classic Empire has numerous options from the MR PROSPECTOR male line, including the likes of KINGMAMBO , CARSON CITY , CITY ZIP , SMART STRIKE , CURLIN , DISTORTED HUMOR , SPEIGHTSTOWN (4x4 to Storm Cat) and STREET CRY . American Pharoah has made a bright start with the SADLER’S WELLS line, with Sadler’s Wells siring the dam of the Gr.1 2YO winner Van Gogh, while with GALILEO mares he already has five Group performers, headed by 2022 Gr.1 winner Above The Curve and Gr.2 winner Pista. Classic Empire’s first runner out of an UNCLE MO mare is the smart Gr.2 winner Interstatedaydream. American Pharoah has the Gr.2 winner Four Wheel Drive and Japanese Gr.1 dirt winner Café Pharoah from daughters of MORE THAN READY . The HAIL TO REASON line is therefore well worth trying with Classic Empire. The STORM CAT line is a likeable option, as Empire Maker sired Bodemeister and In Lingerie from daughters of STORM CAT and Gr.1 winner Eight Rings from a grand-daughter. Cairo Prince, another sire by Pioneerof The Nile, has Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners out of daughters of GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , HARLAN’S HOLIDAY and TALE OF THE CAT . American Pharoah already has several Graded/Group winners inbred to STORM CAT , including Pista (4x3), Sweet Melania (4x4) and Turned Aside (4x4), and Classic Empire’s black-type winner Empress Tigress is another inbred 4x3. American Pharoah’s first starter out of a SCAT DADDY mare is the black-type 2YO winner Mackinnon. American Pharoah sired his first Graded winner from a WAR FRONT mare, which suggests that Classic Empire could thrive with mares by other dirt performers by DANZIG . The DEPUTY MINISTER line is another option, as American Pharoah’s Gr.1-winning daughter As Time Goes By has a dam by DEHERE and his Listed winner Fi Fi Pharoah is out of a GHOSTZAPPER mare. Classic Empire’s first black-type winner, First Empire, is out of a grand-daughter of HOLY BULL , by MACHO UNO .
Morello is a 4½-length winner of the Gotham Stakes-Gr.3 at Aqueduct
Height: 16.0 I Won from 5½f. to 1 1 / 16 m.
Unbeaten Champion 2YO and the best juvenile by LEADING SIRE Quality Road Won Breeders' Cup Juvenile-Gr.1 (pictured above), despite being drawn widest of 11 Won American Pharoah S.-Gr.1 , by 3¼ lengths (pictured right) Out of Wasted Tears , 6 GSWs including
John C. Mabee S.- Gr.2 and JennyWiley S.- Gr.2 Corniche was a $1.5m OBS April Sale topper as a juvenile
CORNICHE Bay Colt; foaled 2019
Gone West Touch of Greatness Strawberry Road (AUS) Winglet
Elusive Quality ......................
Runaway Groom Line Command Greinton (GB) Anniversary Wish
Wasted Tears ........................ (2005)
Wishes and Roses ................
By QUALITY ROAD (2006). Black-type winner of $2,232,830, Woodward S. [G1] (SAR, $450,000), etc. Sire of 9 crops of racing age, 896 foals, 650 starters, 59 black-type winners, 474 winners of 1379 races and earning $81,834,891, 4 champions, including Abel Tasman ($2,793,385, Longines Kentucky Oaks [G1] (CD, $564,200), etc.), Corniche ($1,263,500, Breed- ers' Cup Juvenile [G1] (DMR, $1,040,000), etc.), Caledonia Road [G1] ($1,307,800), and of City of Light [G1] (6 wins, $5,662,600), Bellafina [G1] . 1st dam WASTED TEARS , by Najran. 12 wins in 22 starts, 2 to 6, $941,463, John C. Mabee S. [G2] (DMR, $150,000), Jenny Wiley S. [G2] (KEE, $120,000), Ouija Board Distaff S. [G3] (LS, $122,000), Ouija Board Distaff H. [G3] (LS, $120,000)-ncr, mi. in 1:32 4/5, Ouija Board Distaff S. [G3] (LS, $119,000), Honey Fox S. [G3] (GP, $60,000), 2nd Matriarch S. [G1] (HOL, $50,000), M2 Technology La Senorita S. [L] (RET, $20,000), 3rd John C. Mabee S. [G2] (DMR, $30,000). Dam of 7 foals, 6 to race, 6 winners, including-- CORNICHE (c. by Quality Road). Champion, below. Coffee Crush (f. by Medaglia d'Oro). Winner at 2 and 4, $123,000, 3rd Plenty of Grace S. (AQU, $12,000). 2nd dam WISHESAND ROSES , by Greinton (GB). 3 wins in 6 starts at 2 and 3, $61,315, Breeders' Cup Rascal S. (RD, $25,890), etc. Dam of 5 winners, incl.-- WASTED TEARS (f. by Najran). Black-type winner, above. WISHINGITWAS (g. by Sandpit (BRZ)). 6 wins, 2 to 6, $273,870, D. R. Hor- ton Metroplex Mile S. [L] (LS, $60,000), Chick Lang Jr. Memorial S. (RET, $24,000), No Le Hace S. (RET, $21,000), 2nd Colorado Derby [L] (ARP, $15,000), 3rd Sunland Park H. [L] (SUN, $10,795), Lure S. [L] (GP, $8,250), Remington Green S. (RP, $5,500). ALMOST CERTAIN (g. by Favorite Trick). 4 wins at 2 and 4, $210,385, Ketel One El Joven S. [L] (RET, $60,000), 2nd Edward J. Debartolo Sr. Memorial Breeders' Cup H. [L] (RP, $30,000), Prelude S. [L] (LAD, $20,000), 3rd Alysheba Breeders' Cup S. (LS, $11,000), Bob Johnson Memorial S. (LS, $5,500), Nevill/Kyocera S.-R (LS, $4,400). 3rd dam ANNIVERSARYWISH , by Beau's Eagle. 3 wins, $75,300, Fleet Treat S.-R (DMR, $26,950). Sister to EAGLE CROWN [L], Eagle's Music [LR]. Dam of-- BULLY BONES . 5 wins, $236,206, Sorrento S. [G3] (DMR, $90,000), etc. Other black-type winners: APPROVANCE (5 wins, Total: $72,264, Bluebird Platinum S. [L]), WISHES AND ROSES (above). RACE RECORD: At 2, champion 2-year-old colt, 3 wins (Breeders' Cup Juve- nile [G1] (DMR, $1,040,000), American Pharoah S. [G1] (SA, $180,000)) in 3 starts; at 3, 2022, unplaced in 1 start. Earned $1,263,500.
LEADING WINNERS BY CORNICHE'S SIRE QUALITY ROAD : NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM
GRADE Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3 Gr.3
ABEL TASMAN BELLAFINA BLEECKER STREET CALEDONIA ROAD CITY OF LIGHT CORNICHE EMBLEM ROAD DUNBAR ROAD HOOTENANNY ILLUMINANT SPRING QUALITY ASTRONAUT CAPTAIN SCOTTY CORE BELIEFS BLOFELD FRIAR'S ROAD HIGH RIDGE ROAD ROAD TO VICTORY COWBOY CULTURE PAVED CAIRO DR POST GREAT STUFF GUEST SUITE HIGH VELOCITY LONELY ROAD LONG HAUL BAY PRINCESS LA QUINTA FRANK CONVERSATION KLIMT ROADSTER SALTY
Deputy Minister Malibu Moon Exchange Rate Dixie Union Dehere Najran Bernardini Bernardini Hennessy Dixie Union Silver Ghost Dixie Union Acatenango Storm Cat Polish Numbers Deputy Minister Aggressive Chief Tactical Advantage Unusual Heat Giant's Causeway Devil's Bag Cozzene Tiznow Galileo Smart Strike Hennessy Hennessy Ghostzapper Dixie Union Broken Vow French Deputy Tabasco Cat
Wheatly Hall Not For Love Lemon Drop Kid Horse Chestnut Somethingfabulous Greinton Chester House Unbridled Sunny Clime Storm Cat Red Ransom Crafty Prospector Val de l'Orne Pleasant Colony Pleasant Tap Capote Nebos Believe It Crested Wave Affirmed Mr Prospector Mining Cozzene Danehill Capote Dehere Crafty Prospector Seeking The Gold Dynaformer Silver Hawk Mr Leader
MATING SUGGESTIONS: When the votes were tallied for the 2021 Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male, Corniche was declared a runaway winner, with 214 votes compared to 12 for his nearest rival. This wide margin of success reflected the impressive nature of Corniche’s first season. His potential was so obvious when he breezed a furlong in :10 flat at the Ocala Breeders’ sale in April that his price soared to a sale-topping $1,500,000. Corniche was to repay most of that outlay in winning his three two-year-old starts, starting with an easy win over 5½ furlongs at Del Mar in September. Less than four weeks later he had earned Gr.1-winner status, with a dominant display in the American Pharoah Stakes. Drawn 11 of 11 in the Gr.1 Breeders’ Cup Juvenile, Corniche was fast enough to clear the field by the first turn and he maintained his speed throughout to remain unbeaten. Corniche was bred to shine as his dam Wasted Tears was a six-time Graded stakes winner at up to a mile and an eighth during a 22-race career which yielded 12 wins. His sire Quality Road did even better, being out of the first two only twice in a 13-race career. Quality Road was versatile enough to set a track record over 6½ furlongs and two more over a mile and an eighth. He has done so well, with 13 Gr.1 winners in his early crops, that he achieved the highest average of any sire at the 2022 American yearling sales. His son City of Light also reached the top dozen, from a $40,000 fee. 14
Bearing in mind that recent winners of the Eclipse Award for 2-year-old male include Uncle Mo, American Pharoah, Nyquist and the promising Good Magic, Corniche can be expected to pass on his considerable ability. His pedigree allows him endless options. For example, his pedigree is free of such as A.P. INDY, TAPIT , CANDY RIDE , SMART STRIKE , CURLIN , DANZIG , WAR FRONT , STORM CAT , GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , MEDAGLIA D'ORO , INDIAN CHARLIE , AWESOME AGAIN and DISTORTED HUMOR , and he has only one line of MR PROSPECTOR , who will be in the fifth generation of his foals’ pedigrees. Quality Road has enjoyed marked success with STORM CAT blood, siring Graded winners from daughters of STORM CAT , HENNESSY , TABASCO CAT and GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , while Gr.1 winner Klimt has a grandam by STORM CAT . He has also thrived with daughters of DIXIE UNION , broodmare sire of three of his Gr.1 winners, including KLIMT . Quality Road has Gr.1 winners out of grand-daughters of A.P. INDY , including two out of mares by BERNARDINI and another out of a MALIBU MOON mare. DEPUTY MINISTER mares had two Gr.1 winners, including Champion Abel Tasman, among their small number of foals by Quality Road, who also sired the top-class City of Light from a mare by Deputy Minister’s son DEHERE . Quality Road also owes two of his Gr.1 winners to grand-daughters of DANZIG , with Bleecker Street having a dam by EXCHANGE RATE and Illuminant being out of a POLISH NUMBERS mare. Undefeated Corniche Named Champion 2-Year-Old Male … In capping a three-race undefeated season with a clear victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile (G1), the son of multiple grade 1 winner Quality Road earned the 2021 Eclipse Award as champion 2-year-old male. 10th Feb. 2022
'TDN Rising Star' Corniche (Quality Road), the $1.5-million OBS April topper earlier this spring and a jaw-dropping d ebut winner going 5 1/2 furlongs at Del Mar Sept. 4, led them every step of the way to run to the money as the 2-5 favorite in Friday's 'W in and You're In' GI American Pharoah S. at Santa Anita. 2nd Oct. 2021
DRF top 2-year old males of 2021 1. Corniche , by Quality Road Hasn't been headed in three starts; no sweat in the Juvenile 2. Jack Christopher, by Munnings
CAN’T CATCH CORNICHE IN THE JUVENILE …unbeaten TDN Rising Star Corniche (Quality Road) had things his own way on the front end and ran to the money as the 7-5 favorite in Friday’s GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile at Del Mar. Drawn widest of all in post 11, the $1.5-million OBS April topper shot out to the front beneath ‘Big Money’ Mike Smith and cleared the field heading into the first turn…and kept finding down the lane to account for longshot Pappacap by 1 3/4 lengths. 6th Nov. 2021
Height: 16.2 I Won from 1m. to 1¼m.
Grade 1-winning millionaire by Champion Sire Tapit
5 first crop Stakes winners including… DESERT DAWN , 1st Santa Anita Oaks- Gr.2 (pictured), 2nd Clement L Hirsch S.- Gr.1 , 3rd Kentucky Oaks- Gr.1 GOD OF LOVE , 1st Grey S.- Gr.3 , Cup & Saucer S.- L. THE SKY IS FALLING , winner of 4 Stakes races STERLING SILVER , 1st Bouwerie S.- L , Franklin Square S.- L , 2nd Prioress S.- Gr.2 , 3rd Gallant Bloom S.- Gr.2 DUKE OF LOVE , 1st Prince of Wales S.- L , 2nd Marine S.- Gr.3
CUPID Gray or Roan Horse; foaled 2013
A.P. Indy Preach Unbridled Ruby Slippers Bold Ruckus Royal Colleen Vice Regent Office Affair
Tap Your Heels......................
Pretty 'n Smart ...................... (1998)
Charge d'Affaires ..................
By TAPIT (2001). Black-type winner of $557,300, Wood Memorial S. [G1] (AQU, $450,000), etc. Leading sire 3 times, sire of 15 crops of racing age, 1616 foals, 1338 starters, 156 black-type winners, 1005 winners of 3011 races and earning $189,021,118, 8 champions, including Untapable ($3,926,625, Breeders' Cup Distaff [G1] (SA, $1,100,000), etc.), Stardom Bound ($1,861,610, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1] (OSA, $1,080,- 000), etc.), Essential Quality [G1] (8 wins, $4,755,144), Unique Bella [G1] . 1st dam Pretty 'n Smart , by Beau Genius. 2 wins at 3, $77,840, 3rd Railbird S. [G2] , Manhattan Beach S. [L] (HOL, $8,715). Half-sister to HOSTESS [G3] (Total: $383,918). Dam of 14 foals, 10 to race, all winners, including-- CUPID (c. by Tapit). Black-type winner, below. HEART ASHLEY (f. by Lion Heart). 6 wins in 10 starts, 2 to 4, $395,896, Cicada S. [G3] (AQU, $64,380), Adena Stallions' Miss Preakness S. [G3] (PIM, $60,000), My Juliet S. [L] (PHA, $150,000). Dam of-- FIANO ROMANO (c. by Fastnet Rock). 7 wins, 3 to 6, ¥202,318,000, in Japan, Keihan Hai [G3] , Lord Derby Challenge Trophy [G3] , 2nd Han- shin Cup [G2] , Hankyu Hai [G3] . (Total: $1,854,318). Ameristralia (AUS) (f. by Fastnet Rock). 4 wins at 4, $136,620(AUS), in Australia, 3rd Mypunter.com Bellmaine S. [G3] . (Total: $103,115). Dam of AIN'T EASY (f. by Into Mischief, $227,500, Chandelier S. [G2] (SA, $120,000), 3rd Santa Anita Oaks [G2] (SA, $48,000), etc.). ASHLEY'S KITTY (f. by Tale of the Cat). 7 wins, 3 to 5, $349,268, Railbird S. [G3] (HOL, $66,600), Desert Stormer H. [L] (HOL, $46,080), Bangles and Beads S. (FPX, $30,000), 2nd Bangles and Beads S. (FPX, $11,700), Pine Tree Lane S.-R (OSA, $11,380), 3rd Las Madrinas H. (FPX, $6,000), etc. INDIANAPOLIS (c. by Medaglia d'Oro). 3 wins at 2 and 3, $127,200, in N.A./U.S., San Pedro S. [L] (SA, $46,200). (Total: $141,632). Skipper Tale (f. by Tale of the Cat). 3 wins at 4, $100,805. Dam of-- Quaver (f. by Blame). Winner at 3, $82,965, 2nd Crank It Up S. (MTH, $12,000). Dam of KATHLEEN O. (f. by Upstart, 4 wins to 3, 2022, $413,855, Gulfstream Park Oaks [G2] (GP, $153,450), Davona Dale S. [G2] (GP, $121,520), Cash Run S. (GP, $60,760)). Country Cafe (f. by Lion Heart). Unraced. Dam of 5 winners, including-- Glacial (c. by Frosted). Winner at 2, placed at 3, 2022, $91,820, 3rd Bashford Manor S. [G3] (CD, $14,250). RACE RECORD: At 2, unplaced in 1 start; at 3, four wins (Rebel S. [G2] (OP, $540,000), West Virginia Derby [G2] (MNR, $446,250), Indiana Derby [G2] (IND, $285,696)), once 2nd in 8 starts; at 4, two wins (Gold Cup at Santa Anita S. [G1] (SA, $300,000), Harry F. Brubaker S. (DMR, $47,070)) in 4 starts. Totals: 6 wins, once 2nd. Earned $1,701,873.
STAKES PERFORMERS FROM CUPID'S FIRST TWO CROPS INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE DESERT DAWN Honour And Glory Dr Carter Gr.2 GOD OF LOVE Three Wonders Meadowlake Gr.3 STERLING SILVER Distorted Humor Scatmandu Gr.2-pl SW DUKE OF LOVE Smart Strike Danehill Gr.3-pl SW THE SKY IS FALLING Half Ours Storm Broker SW MINWAH Belong To Me Affirmed Gr.3-pl A.P.'S SECRET Uncle Mo Northern Afleet St-pl CUPID'S CRUSH Dazzling Falls Sahm St-pl LOVE HER LOTS Congrats Trippi St-pl TONKA WARRIOR Stravinsky Marshua’s Dancer St-pl GR.1 WINNERS BY CUPID'S SIRE TAPIT INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM GRADE CARELESS JEWEL Hennessy Desert Wine Gr.1 CHASING YESTERDAY Yankee Gentleman Ecliptical Gr.1 CONSTITUTION Distorted Humor Ocean Crest Gr.1 CREATOR Privately Held (PER) Summing Gr.1 CUPID Beau Genius Vice Regent Gr.1 DANCE CARD Editor's Note Devil's Bag Gr.1 DREAM DANCING Monarchos Maudlin Gr.1 ESSENTIAL QUALITY Elusive Quality Storm Cat Gr.1 FLIGHTLINE Indian Charlie Dynaformer Gr.1 FROSTED Deputy Minister Avenue of Flags Gr.1 HANSEN Sir Cat Highland Park Gr.1 JOYFUL VICTORY Wild Again Alydar Gr.1 LARAGH El Prado Cherokee Colony Gr.1 PAULINE'S PEARL Dixie Union In Excess Gr.1 PRETTY CITY DANCER Carson City Riverman Gr.1 RING WEEKEND Cryptoclearance Belmont Gr.1 STARDOM BOUND Tarr Road Marfa Gr.1 SWEET LORETTA Bluegrass Cat Unbridled Gr.1 TAPITSFLY Marlin Fortunate Prospect Gr.1 TAPIZAR Deputy Minister Wild Again Gr.1 TAPWRIT Successful Appeal Hawkster Gr.1 TELL A KELLY Tabasco Cat Alydar Gr.1 TESTA MATTA Concern Northern Jove Gr.1 TIME AND MOTION Kris S. Graustark Gr.1 TONALIST Pleasant Colony Topsider Gr.1 UNIQUE BELLA Unbridled's Song Bertrando Gr.1 UNTAPABLE Prized Classic Go Go Gr.1 VALIANCE Empire Maker Slewvescent Gr.1 ZAZU Mr Greeley Pleasant Colony Gr.1 MATING SUGGESTIONS: With his May 19 birthday, Cupid wasn’t likely to be at his best as a two-year-old, but this 900,000-dollar yearling made up for lost time as a sophomore, posting Gr.2 victories in the Rebel Stakes, Indiana Derby and West Virginia Derby. Finally fully mature as a four-year-old, Cupid became a Gr.1 winner in the Gold Cup at Santa Anita. 18
The STORM CAT line has been a fertile source of Graded winners by Tapit, with mares by numerous different sons supplying Graded winners. Among them are GIANT’S CAUSEWAY , HENNESSY , FOREST WILDCAT and FORESTRY . Harlan’s sons HARLAN’S HOLIDAY and MENIFEE have daughters with Gr.2 winners by Tapit, so INTO MISCHIEF comes into the picture. Tapit’s son Race Day sired the smart White Abarrio from a daughter of INTO MISCHIEF . Cupid has already sired the Gr.3 winner God of Love from a grand-daughter of STORM CAT . Tapit owes numerous Graded stakes winners to mares from the Mr Prospector line. Among the stallions involved were CARSON CITY (three times), SEEKING THE GOLD , WOODMAN , GONE WEST and his sons ELUSIVE QUALITY , GRAND SLAM , JOHAR and MR GREELEY , as well as FORTY NINER’s sons DISTORTED HUMOR and EDITOR’S Significantly, the fact that Tapit has a dam by UNBRIDLED hasn’t stopped him siring Gr.1, Gr.2 and Gr.3 winners from daughters of UNBRIDLED’S SONG , which are inbred 3x3 to UNBRIDLED . Tapit also has 29% black-type winners from daughters of EMPIRE MAKER , notably siring the Gr.1 winner Valiance. Tapit’s Gr.1 winner Sweet Loretta is also inbred 3x3 to Unbridled. Tapit, with a mare by INDIAN CHARLIE , sired the brilliant Flightline so Cupid should suit UNCLE MO mares. VICE REGENT has played his part in Tapit’s success story, with his son DEPUTY MINISTER ranking as the broodmare sire of the top-class colts Tapizar and Frosted. Cupid could suit mares by DEPUTY MINISTER line stallions. EL PRADO and his son MEDAGLIA D’ORO are among the broodmare sires of Tapit’s Graded stakes winners, with the Gr.1 winner Laragh having an EL PRADO dam. SADLER’S WELLS sired the second dam of Gr.2 winner Lani. Although Tapit is by Pulpit, a grandson of SEATTLE SLEW , the great Triple Crown winner also appears on the dam’s side of quite a few of his good winners. Frosted and Tapwrit are inbred 4x4, while Gr.2 winner Dancing House and Gr.3 winner Touching Beauty are inbred 4x3. The Gr.1 winner Sweet Loretta is inbred 3x4 to A.P. INDY . Tapit sired Gr.1 winners from mares by KRIS S. and his son PRIZED , the latter is broodmare sire of Untapable. DIXIELAND BAND and DIXIE UNION are among the broodmare sires of Tapit’s Graded winners and DIXIE UNION mares have produced an impressive 25% SWs to him. Tapit has two Graded winners from 6 foals out of mares by HARD SPUN . Another son of Tapit sired the top-class Tiz The Law from a daughter of TIZNOW . NOTE . Cupid already has the talented Sterling River out of a DISTORTED HUMOR mare. Tapit with mares by STREET CRY and his son STREET SENSE have sired three Gr.2 winners.
Sterling Silver is an easy winner of the Bouwerie Stakes-L.
Duke Of Love wins the $400,000 Canadian Classic Prince of Wales Stakes
Height: 16.1 I Won from 1m. to 1 3 / 16 m.
• Classic-winning son of brilliant young sire Gun Runner • OUT OF A HALF-SISTER TO top-class sire Speightstown
Won Preakness Stakes-Gr.1 by 1¼ lengths (pictured) from Gr.1 Travers Stakes winner and Gr.1 Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter , Gr.1 Kentucky Oaks winner Secret Oath , Gr.2 Fountain of Youth Stakes winner Simplification , Classic-placed Gr.3 winner Skippylongstocking etc.
Other Preakness winners include the
leading young sires JUSTIFY and AMERICAN PHAROAH and proven sires like CURLIN , BERNARDINI etc.
Gun Runner has already sired 6 first crop Gr.1 winners while Speightstown is sire of 64 GSWs.
EARLY VOTING Dark Bay or Brown Colt; foaled 2019
Ride the Rails Candy Girl Giant's Causeway Quiet Dance
Candy Ride (ARG) ................
Gun Runner ..........................
Quiet Giant ............................
Cee's Tizzy Cee's Song Storm Cat Silken Doll
Amour d'Ete .......................... (2012)
By GUN RUNNER (2013). Horse of the year, black-type winner of $15,988,- 500, Pegasus World Cup Invitational S. [G1] (GP, $7,000,000), etc. His first foals are 3-year-olds of 2022 . Sire of 246 foals, 128 starters, 13 black-type winners, 64 winners of 119 races and earning $15,638,474, in- cluding champion Echo Zulu ($1,946,375, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1] (DMR, $1,040,000), etc.), and of Cyberknife [G1] ($1,917,520), Early Voting [G1] ($1,372,500), Taiba [G1] (3 wins, $1,236,200), Society [G1] . 1st dam AMOUR D'ETE, by Tiznow. Unraced. Sister to IRAP . Dam of 4 foals, 3 to race, all winners, including-- EARLY VOTING (c. by Gun Runner). Black-type winner, below. 2nd dam SILKEN CAT , by Storm Cat. 3 wins in 4 starts at 2, $102,120, champion 2- year-old filly in Canada, Mazarine S. [L] (WO, $67,410(CAN)). Dam of-- SPEIGHTSTOWN (c. by Gone West). 10 wins in 16 starts, 3 to 6, $1,258,256, champion sprinter, Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] (LS, $551,200), Churchill Downs H. [G2] (CD, $137,516), True North Breeders' Cup H. [G2] (BEL, $126,840), Alfred G. Vanderbilt H. [G2] (SAR, $120,000)-etr, 6 fur. in 1:08, Artax H. [L] (GP, $60,000), 2nd Amsterdam S. [G2] , Jaipur H. [L] (BEL, $22,420), 3rd Vosburgh S. [G1] (BEL, $50,000). Sire. IRAP (c. by Tiznow). 3 wins, $1,672,600, Toyota Blue Grass S. [G2] (KEE, $600,-000), Ohio Derby [G3] (TDN, $300,000), Indiana Derby [G3] (IND, $285,-000), 2nd Pennsylvania Derby [G1] (PRX, $190,000), Los Alamitos Cash Call Futurity [G1] (LRC, $60,000), Robert B. Lewis S. [G3] (SA, $30,000), Mine That Bird Derby (SUN, $22,000), 3rd Travers S. [G1] (SAR, $125,000). Gone Purrfect. Unraced. Dam of 3 winners, including-- GOLDEN HAWK (c. by Tapit). 2 wins in 2 starts at 2, $123,540, in Canada, Grey S. [G3] (WO, $90,000). (Total: $93,502). Cableknit. Unplaced in 2 starts. Dam of-- CAPEZZANO (g. by Bernardini). 6 wins, 2 to 6, 3,091,936 dirhams, in U.A.E., Emirates Airline Al MaktoumChallenge Round 3 [G1] , Gulfnews.com Fire- break S. [G3] , 3rd UAE Two Thousand Guineas [G3] , Emirates Skywards Al Bastakiya [L], Longines Dubai Creek Mile [L]. (Total: $841,934). 3rd dam SILKEN DOLL , by Chieftain. 4 wins in 7 starts at 3, $68,550, Bam's Penny S. Half-sister to TURK PASSER [G1] , Explosive Passer [Q]. Dam of-- SILKEN CAT . Champion, above. RACE RECORD: At 2, one win in 1 start; at 3, 2022, two wins (Preakness S. [G1] (PIM, $990,000), Withers S. [G3] (AQU, $137,500)), once 2nd (Wood Memorial S. [G2] (AQU, $140,000)). Totals: 3 wins, once 2nd in 6 starts. Earned $1,372,500.
TOP PERFORMERS FROM THE FIRST TWO CROPS OF EARLY VOTING'S SIRE GUN RUNNER INCLUDE: NAME SIRE OF DAM SIRE OF 2ND DAM
GRADE Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.1 Gr.2 Gr.2 Gr.3 SW SW SW SW
CYBERKNIFE EARLY VOTING ECHO ZULU
Flower Alley Tiznow Menifee Cowboy Cal Scat Daddy Malibu Moon Malibu Moon Cindago Pulpit Tapit Include Tapit Sky Mesa A.P. Indy Eltish Grand Slam Tapit Tapit Flatter
Awesome Again Storm Cat Eastern Echo Pleasant Tap Left Banker Red Ransom Harlan's Holiday Dove Hunt Unbridled Giant's Causeway Pulpit
GUNITE SOCIETY TAIBA PAPPACAP
WICKED HALO RUNNINSONOFAGUN SHOTGUN HOTTIE CONCEPT OPTIONALITY RED RUN RED ROUTE ONE MCLAREN VALE RADIO DAYS RUNNING LEGACY SIXTYTHREECALIBER
Olympio Prized Prized Pulpit Danzig Shananie
Gr.1-pl Gr.2-pl Gr.2-pl Gr.2-pl Gr.3-pl Gr.3-pl Gr.3-pl
Any Given Saturday
BEGUINE GRAND LOVE RUNAWAY WIFE
The Minstrel Street Sense
MATING SUGGESTIONS: The exceptional first crop by Horse of the Year Gun Runner suggests strongly that this admirably tough horse is going to be as great a Champion at stud as he was on the track. He has already dominated the title of Champion first-crop sire in 2021 and is running away with the second-crop sires’ competition in 2022. Among his achievements are a magnificent total of six first crop Gr.1 winners, including a Champion juvenile filly in Echo Zulu and a winner of the historic Preakness Stakes in Early Voting. In defeating generation leader Epicenter by more than a length in the Preakness, Early Voting was gaining his third win from his first four starts, his only reverse coming when beaten only a neck by future Belmont Stakes winner Mo Donegal in the Gr.2 Wood Memorial Stakes. Early Voting had decisively won his only start at two before reappearing at Aqueduct to take the Gr.3 Withers Stakes by 4½ lengths from Un Ojo, winner of the Gr.2 Rebel Stakes on his next appearance. Early Voting has the bloodlines to match his performances. In addition to having a Horses of the Year as his sire and broodmare sire, his dam Amour d’Ete is a half-sister to the extraordinarily successful Speightstown, sire of more than 130 black-type winners including 25 Gr.1 winners. Early Voting is inbred 4x3 to Storm Cat through two of this influential stallion’s champions – the ultra-tough Giant’s Causeway and the Canadian two-year-old filly Silken Cat. However Mr Prospector is no nearer than the sixth generation and Seattle Slew is back in the fifth generation. This is significant in view of the success that Gun Runner is already enjoying with mares by PULPIT and his son TAPIT , and Early Voting is well placed to follow suit. From his first 14 starters out of TAPIT mares, Gun Runner has sired Gr.1 winner Society, Gr.2 winner Wicked Halo and Listed winner Red Run. Gun Runner’s Gr.1-winning son Gunite and his Gr.2-placed son McLaren Vale have 2nd dams by PULPIT . Gun Runner’s first starter out of a mare by FLATTER , a stallion whose grandsires are Seattle Slew and Mr Prospector, is the Gr.1-winning Taiba. Mares by DISTORTED HUMOR should suit Early Voting, as Gun Runner has sired the Gr.1-winning Cyberknife from a grand-daughter. 22
Early Voting should also work very well with mares with extra STORM CAT blood. Gun Runner’s champion daughter Echo Zulu is inbred 4x4 to STORM CAT and the Gr.1-winning Gunite is inbred 3x3 to GIANT’S CAUSEWAY . SCAT DADDY , another member of the STORM CAT male line, is already the broodmare sire of Gun Runner’s Gr.2 winner Pappascat.
❝ Early Voting identified himself very early in his initial training as one of our top colts in his crop. He has tremendous gate speed for a horse of his size. His performance in the Preakness confirms his talent as one of the best in this talented division. ❞ Trainer Chad Brown
❝ Early Voting was an outstanding physical specimen as a yearling. He had size, strength, scope, substance, and tremendous quality. It is very easy to be impressed. ❞ Bloodstock agent Mike Ryan
❝ Getting a perfect trip under Jose Ortiz, Klaravich Stables' Early Voting tracked pacesetter Armagnac, took command rounding the stretch turn and held off favored Kentucky Derby runner-up Epicenter to win the 147th running of the Grade 1, $1.5 million Preakness Stakes ❞ Paulick Report, 21st May 2022
❝ Silken Doll's Storm Cat daughter Silken Cat , the champion 2-year-old filly in Canada for 1995, is the second dam of Early Voting . Silken Cat had already made a significant impact before the arrival of Early Voting , as her offspring include 2004 champion sprinter and very successful sire Speightstown ❞ Preakness Pedigree Analysis by Alan Porter , , 23rd May 2022
Height: 16.0½ I Won from 6f. to 7f.
Grade 1-winning sprinter just like his Gr.1 sire of sires Speightstown • Won H. Allen Jerkens Stakes-Gr.1 by 3½ lengths • Runner-up in the Woody Stephens Stakes-Gr.1 • Speightstown is sire of 25 Gr.1 winners and his leading sire sons include Munnings . • Out of Forward Gal S.-Gr.2 winner Letgomyecho . • Half-brother to 3-time Gr.1-winning Champion 2YO Filly Echo Zulu .
ECHO TOWN Bay Horse; foaled 2017
Mr. Prospector Secrettame Storm Cat Silken Doll Harlan Anne Campbell Eastern Echo Kashie West
Gone West ............................
Letgomyecho ........................ (2002)
Echo Echo Echo....................
By SPEIGHTSTOWN (1998). Champion sprinter, black-type winner of $1,258,-256, Breeders' Cup Sprint [G1] (LS, $551,200), etc. Among the leading sires, sire of 15 crops of racing age, 1376 foals, 1107 starters, 131 black-type winners, 855 winners of 3161 races and earning $143,374,418, 5 champions, including Lady Speightspeare ($581,145, Natalma S. [G1] (WO, $150,000(CAN)), etc.), and of Charlatan [G1] (4 wins, $4,047,200), Rock Fall [G1] ($749,180), Mozu Superflare [G1] (7 wins, $3,704,317). 1st dam LETGOMYECHO , by Menifee. 3 wins in 4 starts at 3, $136,200, Stonerside Forward Gal S. [G2] (GP, $90,000). Half-sister to SOUNDWAVE ($177,- 270, Monmouth Park NATC Futurity-R (MTH, $98,920), etc.), Northern Iowa ($165,860, 3rd Pomona Derby (FPX, $6,000)), Balaagha (Total: $41,439, 2nd E.B.F. Transformers & Rectifiers Valiant S. [L]). Dam of 13 foals, 11 to race, 9 winners, including-- ECHO ZULU (f. by Gun Runner). 6 wins in 7 starts at 2 and 3, 2022, $1,946,- 375, champion 2-year-old filly, Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies [G1] (DMR, $1,040,000), Frizette S. [G1] (BEL, $220,000), Spinaway S. [G1] (SAR, $165,000), Twinspires.com Fair Grounds Oaks [G2] (FG, $240,000), Dogwood S. [G3] (CD, $169,500). ECHO TOWN (c. by Speightstown). Black-type winner, below. J BOYS ECHO (c. by Mineshaft). Winner at 2 and 3, $377,543, Gotham S. [G3] (AQU, $180,000), 3rd Withers S. [G3] (AQU, $25,000). Unbridled Outlaw (g. by Unbridled's Song). 6 wins, 2 to 7, $253,478, 3rd Iroquois S. [G3] (CD, $14,100). Dragic (f. by Broken Vow). Winner at 2, $104,350, 3rd Futurity S. [L] (BEL, $18,000), Kentucky Downs Juvenile S. (KD, $37,600). Repeat (f. by Bernardini). Placed at 3, $4,105. Dam of 3 winners, including-- Shooters Shoot (g. by Competitive Edge). 3 wins at 3 and 4, placed at 5, 2022, $255,140, 2nd Triple Bend S. [G2] (SA, $40,000), Palos Verdes S. [G3] (SA, $40,000). Distorted Echo (f. by Distorted Humor). Unraced. Dam of 2 winners-- Deputy's Echo (g. by Badge of Silver). 6 wins, 2 to 9, 2022, $273,078, 2nd Curribot H. (SUN, $15,000), Winsham Lad H. (SUN, $13,000), Veterans S. (ZIA, $11,000), 3rd Zia Park Championship H. [L] (ZIA, $15,000), Mine That Bird Overnight S. (SUN, $10,000). Essenza (f. by Langfuhr). 7 wins at 3 and 4, 62,839 new sol, in Peru, 2nd Clasico Gustavo Luna Vertiz [L]. (Total: $18,774). RACE RECORD: At 2, unraced; at 3, four wins (Runhappy H. Allen Jerkens S. [G1] (SAR, $165,000)), twice 2nd (Woody Stephens S. [G1] (BEL, $50,000), Bachelor S. [L] (OP, $20,000)), twice 3rd (Stoll Keenon Ogden Phoenix S. [G2] (KEE, $20,000)). Earned $410,020.
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