This sweet little thing is from the first crop of Wicked Strong, a multiple graded stakes winner who was a top contender in 2014 and 2015. The son of Hard Spun won the fastest Wood Memorial in a decade, stopping the clock at 1:49.31. The horse also won races like the Jim Dandy and placed in the Jockey Club Gold Cup, Remsen Stakes, Travers, and the Forbidden Apple (on the turf). The mare, Provocative, is a daughter of Unbridled’s Song who never hit the board in ten tries. She does have a gelding by Wildcat Heir who is a winner. The cross here shows inbreeding to Caro (5Sx4D), Mr. Prospector (4Dx5D), and Northern Dancer (4Sx5D). The Mr. Prospector blood comes through sons Fappiano and Miswaki while the Northern Dancer blood comes through sons Danzig, Storm Bird (5th gen.), and daughter Cold Replay. The pedigree also shows influence from Alydar (son of Raise a Native, through son Turkoman), Roberto, Coplean, Buckpasser, and Halo. The colt here should be able to go two-turns on either dirt or turf, but will likely find his beginning on the dirt.
This tank of a colt is by Heavy Breathing, a son of Giant’s Causeway. The stallion was graded stakes placed but did win his first two starts. The mare, Lavender Hill (by Langfuhr), was only a winner once in three starts. The pedigree on the colt shows inbreeding to Northern Dancer (5Sx5Sx4D), Nearctic (5Dx5D), and Secretariat (5Sx5S). The Northern Dancer line comes through sons Storm Bird and Danzig as well as daughter Dancer Number (dam of Not For Love, Get Lucky, Rhythm). The Secretariat comes through daughters Terlingua (dam of Storm Cat) and Secrettame (dam of Gone West). There is also influence from Mr. Prospector through son Gone West. The colt should have no issue with distance and should find a home on the turf.
This flashy little filly is by Clubhouse Ride, a son of Candy Ride, who stands at Harris Farms in California. The stallion was a tough racehorse, making starts from ages 2 to 7, winning races like the Californian Stakes (GII) in back-to-back years, and finished in the money in races like the Santana Mile, Gold Cup at Santa Anita, Charles Town Classic, and the Santa Anita Handicap, among others. The mare, Sun Belt, is a daughter of Unusual Heat. The filly here has inbreeding to Mr. Prospector (4Sx4D), Raise a Native (5Sx5D), Gold Digger (5Sx5D), and Nijinsky II (5Sx5D). The Mr. Prospector comes through sons Seeking the Gold (damsire of Clubhouse Ride) and Native Prospector (damsire of Sun Belt) as well as son Fappiano (5th gen.). There is additional influence from Northern Dancer through son Nijinsky II and Nureyev (sire of Unusual Heat). There is additional influence from Blushing Groom, Buckpasser, and Never Bend. Overall, this filly should be a nice, later maturing individual who should be able to handle any surface and any distance, but likely will excel at longer distances.
This flashy little guy is by More Than Ready, a global sire who has sired 2 champions in the Northern Hemisphere and 5 champions in the Southern Hemisphere. The stallion has sired horses such as More Joyous (NZ), Sebring (AUS), Verrazano, and Regally Ready. The stallion, when racing, won races like the Sanford and the Tremont at age two and the Kings Bishop at three. The mare, Circumstances (IRE), a daughter of Galileo, won just once and is a young broodmare. The pedigree on the colt shows inbreeding to Northern Dance (4Sx4D), Nearctic (5Sx5D), Natalma (5Sx5D), Mr. Prospector (4Sx5D). The Northern Dancer comes through sons Sadler’s Wells, Danzig (5th gen.), and daughter Northern Sea (dam of Southern Halo).The Mr. Prospector comes though sons Woodman and Miswaki. There is additional influence from Halo, Buckpasser, First Landing, and Mill Reef. The colt will definitely be a turf runner and should be one who can excel at any distance but should be best at extended sprints to a bit longer than a mile.
This cute little guy, who will eventually turn grey, is by top young stud Bodemeister. As a racehorse, Bodemeister won the Arkansas Derby and finished second in the 2012 Kentucky Derby, Preakness, and San Felipe. As a stud, Bodemeister sired a Kentucky Derby winner (Always Dreaming) and sprinters like American Anthem and Bode’s Dream. The mare, Snow Top Mountain, is a daughter of Najran, is a multiple graded stakes winner, winning races such as Suwannee River Stakes (GIII) and Early Times Mint Julep Handicap (GIII), among others. As a broodmare, she has yet to produce a winner. The colt himself has a nice pedigree, which is of a similar cross as Catch My Drift (Pioneerof the Nile/Yonaguska). There is inbreeding to Storm Cat (3Sx3D), Storm Bird (4Sx4D), Terlingua (4Sx4D), Northern Dancer (5Sx5Sx5D), South Ocean (5Sx5D), Secretariat (5Sx5D), Crimson Saint (5Sx5D), and and Seattle Slew (5Sx5D). There is additional influence from Mr. Prospector through sons Fappiano and Conquistador Cielo. There is additional influence from In Reality, Blushing Groom, and Hail to Reason. Overall, this colt should have the ability to go 7-8 furlongs on either surface.
This sweet little thing is by top turf stallion Kitten’s Joy, who has been the #1 turf stallion the past four years. As a stallion, Kitten’s Joy has sired runners who can go short and long, but most are turf runners. Kitten’s Joy has sired horses like Stephanie’s Kitten, Bobby’s Kitten, and Big Blue Kitten. The mare, Double Ante, was a three-time winner in 20 starts. She is a young broodmare, having no foals of racing age. The filly here shows inbreeding to Roberto (4Sx4D), Hail to Reason (5Sx5D), Bramalea (5Sx5D), and Northern Dancer (4Sx5D). The Northern Dancer blood comes through Sadler’s Wells and The Minstrel. There is additional influence from horses like Buckpasser, Sir Ivor, Tom Fool, Dynaformer, and Nashrullah. Overall, this filly should have no issue going two turns on the turf.
This sweet little thing is by Tapit, the leading sire for the past few years. Tapit, as a racehorse, was no where near what he has accomplished as a stallion. While the stud won races like the Wood Memorial and Laurel Futurity, as a stallion, he has sired 6 champions, 60 graded blacktype winners, and 98 blacktype winners. He has sired winners of races like the Belmont Stakes, Kentucky Oaks, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and more! Miss Macy Sue, to put it simply, is a phenomenal broodmare. She has produced two graded stakes winners in Not This Time (Giant’s Causeway) and Liam’s Map (Unbridled’s Song), along with graded stakes placed Taylor S (Medaglia d’Oro). She also has a 2YO of 2017 by Bodemeister. This filly here is simply bred to be successful and likely will bring a big number at the sales given she is offered up. Her pedigree includes inbreeding to Mr. Prospector (4Sx5Sx5D), In Reality (5Sx5D), Secretariat (5Sx5D), and Ta Wee (4Dx5D). The Mr. Prospector comes through sons Fappiano and Forty Niner as well as daughter Preach, the dam of Pulpit (sire of Tapit). The Secretariat comes through daughters Weekend Surprise (dam of A.P. Indy) and Tweak (daughter of Ta Wee). Overall, the breeding is loosely similar to that of Constitution (Tapit/Distorted Humor) and Dancer Card (Tapit/Editor’s Note), both being Grade One winners on the cross.
This cute little thing is by Tale of Ekati, a highly useful stallion who gets runners for a small stud fee. As a racehorse, Tale of Ekati won races like Wood Memorial, Cigar Mile, and Jerome Handicap. As a stallion, Tale of Ekati has sired classic placed Tale of Verve, second in the 2015 Preakness Stakes to American Pharaoh, and Girvin, multiple graded stakes winner. The mare, Champagne Courage, is a daughter of A.P. Indy who never raced. She has two foals of racing age, but neither have started. She is a full sister to Got Lucky, a Grade One winner and multiple graded stakes placed. The third dam on the foal is Get Lucky, a high quality broodmare who produced horses like Girolamo, Accelerator, Supercharger (dam of Super Saver), She’s a Winner (dam of Bluegrass Cat, Cal Nation), and Daydreaming (dam of Imagining). The female family here is huge. The foal does have inbreeding to Mr. Prospector (4Sx5Sx4D), Raise a Native (5Sx5D), Gold Digger (5Sx5D), Secretariat (5Sx4D), and Northern Dancer (5Sx5Sx5Dx5D). The Mr. Prospector comes through daughters Get Lucky, Yarn, and Gold Beauty (dam of Maplejinsky, 3rd dam of Tale of Ekati).The Secretariat comes through daughters Weekend Surprise (dam of A.P. Indy) and Terlingua (dam of Storm Cat). Finally, the Northern Dancer comes through sons Storm Bird, Nijinsky II, Vice Regent, and daughter Dance Number (dam of Get Lucky, Not For Love). If this foal makes it to the track, there should be no issue with surface or distance.
This sweet little thing is by Wicked Strong, a first year sire standing at Spendthrift Farm in Lexington. The stallion was a top classic contender in the 2014 Triple Crown season and after. He was primarily a dirt runner, winning races like the Wood Memorial, Jim Dandy, and placed in the Travers, Jockey Club Gold Cup, and even placed in a stakes on the turf! The mare, Strike Upa Song is from the same female family as sire Forestry. The mare was unraced and has no foals of racing age. The pedigree on the filly shows inbreeding to Northern Dancer (4Sx5D), Storm Bird (5Sx4D), Caro (5Sx4D), and Mr. Prospector (5Dx5D). The Northern Dancer comes through Storm Bird, sire of both Storm Cat and Summer Squall (who sired Charismatic, broodmare sire of Wicked Strong), and also son Danzig, grand sire of Wicked Strong through sire Hard Spun. The Caro blood comes through daughter Trolley Song, dam of Unbridled’s Song and son With Approval. Finally, the Mr. Prospector comes through sons Fappiano (grandsire of Unbridled’s Song) and Seeking the Gold (sire of Cash Run, half sister of Forestry). Overall, the pedigree on the filly has proven a successful cross with Hard Spun and Unbridled’s Song mares, such as Nomorerichblondes, a group three stakes winner. Overall, it will be interesting if the filly takes to the dirt or the turf best, but more than likely, distance will not be an issue.
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