American Freedom
Pulpit - Gottcha Last
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  • American Freedom was a FREAK. He had more natural talent than most of the Grade 1 winners I've trained - Hall Of Fame Trainer, Bob Baffert
  • Dominant winner of the GIII Iowa Derby and the Sir Barton Stakes, and runner-up in both the Grade 1 Haskell Invitational and the Grade 1 Travers Stakes
  • Defeated all three Classic winners in his crop - Nyquist, Exaggerator and Creator - and earned a higher 3YO Beyer Speed Figure (104) than all three   
  • Defeated the mighty Gun Runner on both occasions they met
  • A dazzling debut winner over 7 furlongs at Santa Anita, earning a 98 Beyer and a 3/4 Thorograph number
  • Absolutely Gorgeous son of the Great Pulpit who was a $500,000 September Yearling purchase by Gary and Mary West
  • Airdrie Stud and the Wests have committed to breeding no fewer than 120 of their own mares to American Freedom in his first three seasons at stud!
Cairo Prince
Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette
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  • FIRST WINNER: Abyssinian won a MdSpWt at Belmont Park by 7 lengths on May 19th (71 Beyer). Congratulations to B: Heaven Trees Farm, O: Hat Creek Racing, and T: Wesley Ward
  • 2018: First-crop juveniles sold for $500,000, $400,000, $375,000, $350,000, etc.
  • Leading Freshman Sire by Average at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale.
  • A phenomenal 43 of his first-crop yearlings realized six-figure auction prices!
  • Highlights included a $900,000 yearling in Book 2 at Keeneland September (purchased by Shadwell Stud); a record-priced $500,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton NY-bred Preferred Yearling Sale (Ciaran Dunne); a $420,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Selected Yearling sale (Cromwell Bloodstock); a $350,000 yearling topped Keeneland September's 7th Session (Mike Ryan); a sale-topping $300,000 colt at Fasig-Tipton Timonium Yearling sale (Dr. Eisaman), etc.
  • 2017 yearling average of $150,786, over 15x his Freshman year stud fee.
  • 2017 yearling median of $115,000, 11.5x his Freshman year stud fee.
  • His 2nd Crop Weanlings (2017 Avg: $89,643) sold even better than his 1st Crop Weanlings (2016 Avg: $87,850)!
  • "They have a lot of leg, a lot of quality and are good movers. They look like sound horses and they are so consistent. He's an extremely good-looking horse himself, and he's very dominant." Mike Ryan, Blood Horse Daily 9/18/17 
  • "They are very well balanced horses. I won't be surprised to see them run early. They are just very athletic, a very uniform bunch of horses." David Ingordo, TDN 9/17/17
  • "They've been good-looking horses and their veterinary work has been impeccable. He's got a chance to be a tremendous sire." Barry Eisaman, DVM, TDN 10/4/17
  • A brilliant 2YO who won the Nashua [G2] in just his second start to remain undefeated.
  • A dominant victory in the Holy Bull [G2] by 5 ¾ in his 3YO year cemented his position as the Kentucky Derby [G1] favorite.
  • His stakes-winning and graded-placed dam Holy Bubbette is by Horse of the Year and Champion 3YO Holy Bull. His half-sister, Nonna Mia, is the dam of 2016 Grade 1 Wood Memorial victor Outwork.
  • The most expensive yearling from Pioneerof The Nile's first crop.
  • Booked Full in each of his first four years at stud.

 

Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
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Click here to read Chris McGrath's article on Creative Cause from the June 28th issue of the TDN

NORTH AMERICA'S LEADING THIRD CROP SIRE IN 2018 by Earnings, SW, GSW and G1 winners!

Leading Third Crop Sire with TEN Lifetime Black Type Winners

Sire of G1-winning millionaire, PAVEL! He was a dominant 3 3/4 length winner of the G1 Stephen Foster H. on June 16th, earning a Breeders' Cup Win and You're In to the BC Classic. Earnings $1,175,000.

G3 Ms. Grillo winnerSIGNIFICANT FORM, dominant winner of the Memories Of Silver S. at AQU on her 3yo debut, going 1 1/16 in 1:40 4/5. "She was spectacular. Could be the best 3YO Turf filly in the country", Andy Serling [Twitter]. Current earnings $335,415.

MGSW MY BOY JACK has won the Lexington S. [G3], the Southwest S. [G3], and the Zuma Beach S. (at 2), and rallied from last to 5th in the 2018 Kentucky Derby. Current earnings $729,145.

SKYLER'S SCRAMJET won the G3 Tom Fool H. to become his sire's 4th GSW (103 Beyer). Current earnings $344,372.

Making her stakes debut, CREATIVE THINKING won the Keertana S. at Churchill Downs by 5 lengths on May 26th for Airdrie Stud & Tom Proctor, earning a 92 Beyer. Current earnings $120,220.

Other Stars on the track include the multiple stakes winners TWISTED TOMNIKKI MY DARLINGA. P. ZONA, and the juvenile stakes winners CAUSE WE ARE LOYAL and SHE'SCREATIVE.

FOUR STAKES-WINNING JUVENILES IN 2017! No other Second Crop Sire had more than ONE!

2017 Yearlings up to $500,000, 2017 2YOs up to $850,000!

  • Grade I Winning Millionaire - By a Grade I Winning Millionaire - Out of a Grade I Winning Millionaire
  • Grade I Winner and Eclipse Finalist at 2
  • Grade II Winner and Classic Placed at 3
  • Defeated every horse he ever ran against, including Grade I Winners I'LL HAVE ANOTHER, BODEMEISTER, UNION RAGS, PAYNTER, HANSEN, and GEMOLOGIST
  • Largest crops are his yearlings and 2-year-olds of 2018
Include
Broad Brush - Illeria
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Sire of the undefeated, Airdrie homebred 3yo filly, HEY NIKI, and SIX individual Stakes Horses to date in 2018

Sire of Black-type SW in 2017

Sire of 11 Grade I Stakes Winners, and 30 Grade I Stakes Horses worldwide

2015-2018 Stars include:

  • SAMBA INC (G1) 
  • INCLUDE BETTY (G1) 
  • DON INC (G1)
  • BOCA INC (G1)
  • SOBRADORA INC (G1) 
  • ALL INCLUDED (G3)        
  • RIKER (G3)
  • AVANTI BELLO
  • JOINT RETURN
  • K P WILDCAT
  • MISS INCLUSIVE
  • GI-Winning Millionaire who recorded 13 triple-digit Beyer Speed Figures, including back-to-back 117 Figures
  • Provides total outcross for A.P. INDY, MR. PROSPECTOR and NORTHERN DANCER line Mares
  • Broodmare sire of Grade 1 winner Sam's Sister, and millionaire, Sunday Wizard (JPN)
Majesticperfection
Harlan's Holiday - Act So Noble
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  • Multiple Stakes Winner, CHANTELINE set a new track record at PARX on June 18th for Ten Broeck Farm and Steve Asmussen. Earnings now almost $400,000!
  • SEVEN Stakes Horses already in 2018, and his biggest and best-bred crop of foals are 2yo this year! 
  • ELEVEN stakes horses in 2017, including the multiple SW PRETTY PERFECTION and SWs PERFECT PREDICTIONTHEPERFECTVOW, etc.      
  • His best performers include the dominant Grade 1 $1,000,000 Kentucky Oaks Winner LOVELY MARIA, GSW HEBBRONVILLE and the Brilliant G1 2yo SYNDERGAARD
  • Already the Sire of TWENTY-THREE Black Type Horses, and TEN individual Black Type Winners lifetime, and his largest crop are his juveniles of 2018
  • Sire of 20 2yo winners in his first crop  
  • The Nation's #1-Rated Sprinter by Daily Racing Form's Mike Watchmaker
  • Recorded Beyer Speed Figures of 117 and 115 - the two highest numbers in 2010 received for up to a mile in North America
  • Last Four Ragozin Numbers (from most recent): 0, -1/4, 1 3/4, 1 3/4
  • Six Furlong Track Record Setter in 1:07.1
  • Just 3/5ths off Saratoga Track Record in the GI Vanderbilt H. in 2014
  • 2017 yearlings sold for up to $250,000 (x2)
  • 2016 Sales horses sold for $450,000, $290,000, $200,000, $200,000, $175,000, $160,000, $150,000, $150,000, $130,000 etc.  
  • 2015 Yearlings sold for $240,000, 210,000, 210,000, $185,000, $162,000, $150,000, $135,000 & $130,000 etc. 
  • 2014 Yearling average of $113,368, over 13 X his 2012 stud fee!
  • 2014 Yearlings sold for $300,000, $215,000, $190,000, $190,000, $160,000, $145,000, $145,000, $135,000, $135,000, $130,000 etc.

Truly Brilliant GI Winner by the Late/Great Leading Sire Harlan's Holiday 

"He's the fastest horse I've ever seen."
Champion Trainer Steve Asmussen

"He's the best-looking horse I've ever bought."
David Ingordo

Mark Valeski
Proud Citizen - Pocho's Dream Girl
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  • Impressive 4 ½-length MdSpWt winner at 2 going 6 furlongs
  • Top class at 3 when winning the Peter Pan S. (G2) and finishing 2nd in the Louisiana Derby (G2) and Risen Star S. (G2)
  • Won the G3 Mineshaft at 4, finished a close second to G1 winner Graydar in the G2 New Orleans H.
  • A talented and versatile race star that is passing on his exceptional looks
  • Airdrie and Woodford Thoroughbreds have supported the stallion with no fewer than 90 of their own mares during his first three years at stud
  • FIRST TWO-YEAR-OLDS RACE IN 2018!
  • First crop of juveniles include Network Effect, who breezed a bullet 20 4/5 at OBSAPR and was purchased by Klaravich Stable for $95,000
Summer Front
War Front - Rose of Summer
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Exciting First-Crop Yearlings selling this summer, including Six-Figure Colt at Fasig-Tipton July!

  • Exceptional First-Crop Weanlings sold for an AVERAGE of $100,667 and a MEDIAN of $100,000 (10x his stud fee) in 2017
  • Top-price of $200,000 for a weanling colt purchased by Steve Young
  • Has bred over 100 mares each of his first 3 years
  • Undefeated multiple stakes winner at 2
  • Graded stakes winner at 3, 4 and 5
  • GII winner and 5-times GI placed
  • Drop dead gorgeous – 16.1 hand individual that is all class
  • $475,000 Steve Young purchase from War Front’s 2nd Crop
  • Half-brother to the Grade I Hollywood Starlet victress Laragh
  • Exceptional miler with a renowned turn of foot
  • 1:32 4 in the GI Shoemaker
  • 1:33 in the GI Kilroe S.
  • 1:33 in the GI Breeders’ Cup Mile
  • 1:33 3 in the GIII Hill Prince S.
  • All the ingredients needed to follow in his special sire’s hoofprints.
Upstart
Flatter - Party Silks
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  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of over $1.7 Million
  • Stakes Winner and Multiple Grade 1 Placed at 2, 3 and 4
  • Flatter’s Best Two-Year-Old
  • The East Coast’s Top Rated Derby Prospect Following his Brilliant 5-Length Score in the GII Holy Bull Stakes
  • Saratoga Debut Winner and Stakes Winner at 2, earning a sparkling 102 Beyer Speed Figure
  • Placed in the GI Champagne Stakes and GI Breeders’ Cup Juvenile Stakes
  • Defeated the Top Class Frosted twice in First-Place Finishes in the GII Holy Bull and GII Fountain of Youth Stakes at 3
  • Winner of the GIII $350,000 Razorback H. at 4
  • Finished his Career with Back-to- Back Placings in the Grade 1 Metropolitan Mile and Grade 1 Whitney Handicap
  • An Absolutely Gorgeous Individual with Size, Scope and Class

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07/14/2018
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07/14/2018
Majestic Dunhill, a 3-year-old son of Majesticperfection is two-for-two in his 2018 campaign after scoring a 1½-length victory over Like What I See in the $60,000 My Frenchman S...
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07/02/2018
In the June 28th issue of the Thoroughbred Daily News, Chris McGrath explored how Creative Cause has become the Leading Third Crop Sire, and what lies ahead.
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