Founded by Brereton and Libby Jones in 1972, Airdrie Stud sits on 2,500 acres of arguably the most fertile land in the Bluegrass. Our world class 150+ broodmare band is dedicated almost entirely to supporting our outstanding stallion roster, and the team behind our family operated farm takes tremendous pride in always raising our horses- and treating our customers- the right way.
American Freedom
Pulpit - Gottcha Last
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  • BRILLIANTLY TALENTED GRADED STAKES WINNER WHO WAS AMONGST THE BEST OF HIS GENERATION
  • "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
  • Built-In Support - 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 (2019-2021)
  • 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
Cairo Prince
Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette
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  • THE LEADING THIRD CROP SIRE BY STAKES WINNERS (9), GRADED STAKES WINNERS (4) & GRADED STAKES HORSES (8)
  • New SW: CARIBA became Cairo Prince's 9th SW with a powerful closing rally to take the $200,000 Caress S. at Saratoga on August 1st! 
  • New GSW: DEAN MARTINI, a 3yo son of Cairo Prince won the G3 Ohio Derby for Tom Amoss and Raise The BAR Racing LLC, getting a 95 Beyer, and taking his earnings to $391,380
  • New GSH: Turtle Trax is now Grade 3 placed after being 3rd in the G3 Beaumont S. at Keeneland's Summer Meet for B. C. Jones and Ian Wilkes. She now has earnings of $158,340
  • New SH: Kiss Today Goodbye was a strong 3rd in the Shared Belief S. at Del Mar on Aug 1st, beaten just 1 1/4 lengths getting a 101 Beyer Speed Figure
  • 3yo colt BUY LAND AND SEE, winner of the Awad S. having previously set a NTR at PARX when breaking his maiden at 2, returned to action with a dominant 5 1/4 length Allowance win on July 28th for Joe Imbesi and Steve Klesaris 
  • 3yo colt Casino Grande remained undefeated for Owner/Breeder Calumet Farm with a 3 1/4 length victory in a strong Allowance at Gulfstream Park on May 16th
  • 2yo colt Touchdown Brown was a dominant 5 1/4 length debut winner at Santa Anita on June 19th for Rafael Becerra 
  • B. C. Jones-bred 2yo colt U. S. Steel was a dominant 3 length debut winner at Delaware Park on July 13th for  Joe Imbesi and Steve Klesaris
  • 22 Second Crop Juvenile Winners in 2019
  • Sire of SWs such as ROYAL CHARLOTTE winner of the G2 Prioress S. and the G3 Victory Ride S.; NEW AND IMPROVED (G2 Sands Point S.); CAIRO CAT (G3 Iroquois S.); BUY LAND AND SEE (Awad S.); MIHOS (Mucho Macho Man S. 90 Beyer); GIZA GODDESS (SW, GSP); and MARQUEE PRINCE (SW, GSP)
  • Mont Perdu has won 5 races in Japan for Katsumi Yoshida's Northern Farm, setting two New Track Records, including 1:09 flat at Kyoto winning the Muromachi S., and 1:09.70 at Chukyo. Her earnings are now over $690,000
  • 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.
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City Zip - Helena Bay (GB)
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  • Outstanding first foals arriving now, following tremendous support in his debut season at stud: 156 mares with C.I. = 2.25; ranked #3 in 2019 Freshman Sire class 
  • The best ever by leading sire, City Zip
  • Debut winner and Graded-placed at 2, Multiple GSW at 3 and 4
  • Posted triple-digit Beyers in all 6 of his starts in 2017, including 115, 114, 111, etc.
  • 5-time Graded Stakes winner, he defeated the mighty Arrogate when winning the G1 Pacific Classic
  • Defeated Accelerate (rec. 2 lb) by 14 lengths in a tour-de-force performance in the G3 Precisionist S.
  • Gallant runner-up to Gun Runner in the Breeders’ Cup Classic, defeating 3yo Champion West Coast, Arrogate for the second consecutive time, and many more
  • Undefeated in his first 7 starts on a fast dirt track
  • $170,000 OBS March purchase by Marette Farrell on behalf of Peter Fluor & KC Weiner’s Speedway Stable LLC
  • From the female family of Blushing Groom, he is inbred 5x5 to his dam, Runaway Bride
Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
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A Leading Cumulative Fifth Crop Kentucky Stallion: Sire of PAVEL (G1), SIGNIFICANT FORM (G2), new G3W IDENTIFIER, etc. 

Six Black-Type Horses already in 2020 - ranks 2nd among Fifth Crop Sires 

Two juvenile winners already in 2020: SUNSHINE CITY, a debut winner at Gulfstream Park for Wesley Ward, and ESPIA, an Airdrie-bred juvenile, broke his maiden at Gulfstream Park on June 12th

Two 2yo Black-Type Winners among 15 2yo winners and 5 Black-Type 2yos from his fourth crop

14 Lifetime Black Type Winners and 28 Black Type Horses, including the G1-winning millionaire, PAVEL

SIGNIFICANT FORM followed up her win in the G2 Ballston Spa at Saratoga on Travers day with an easy victory in the G3 Noble Damsel S. at Belmont Park, earning a 99 Beyer. Most recently she was placed in the 2020 G3 Intercontinental S. to increase her earnings to $817,216 for Stephanie Seymour Brant and Chad Brown 

G1 winner, PAVEL, the Reddam Racing globetrotter has retired to stud with earnings of almost $2.1m in 18 lifetime starts. He raced exclusively in Graded Stakes company since his impressive debut maiden win, including trips to Dubai (twice) and Japan.

G3 winner, SKYLER'S SCRAMJET was beaten just a 1/2 length by World Of Trouble in the 2019 G1 Carter H. at AQU. Still in training in 2020, he has earnings now $488,952

MGSW MY BOY JACK has earnings of $775,137

His 2020 yearling crop is his biggest (145 mares in 2018) and best-bred group

Click here to read Chris McGrath's article on Creative Cause from the June 28th 2018 issue of the TDN

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

  • 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
Divisidero
Kitten's Joy - Madame du Lac
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  • A Graded Stakes winner every season he raced, he earned over $1.6 million
  • Brilliant from the start, he won on debut at Gulfstream Park running his last 1/16th of a mile in 5.74 to vanquish his 12 rivals
  • In just his third lifetime start he surged to win the $250,000 G2 American Turf S. on Derby Day at Churchill Downs posting a 22.63 quarter mile, followed by sizzling final 1/16th in 5.54 seconds
  • Following that effort, he set a new track record in the Pennine Ridge S. at Belmont Park defeating the Chad Brown Graded-winning duo of Takeover Target and Startup Nation as well as G1 winner and subsequent Eclipse Champion, World Approval.
  • He posted signature victories in two runnings of the G1 Woodford Reserve Turf Classic on consecutive Derby Days, defeating turf stars including Beach Patrol, Bal A Bali, Tourist, Big Blue Kitten, Midnight Storm, Bolo, Oscar Nominated, World Approval, etc.
  • He was beaten only ¾ of a length when 4th in a blanket finish in the 2018 Breeders’ Cup Mile at Churchill Downs, and was only 1 ½ lengths behind Bowie’s Hero in his career finale, the G1 Shadwell Turf Mile at Keeneland
  • In all, he posted 13 Triple-digit Beyers and 26 single-digit Ragozins
  • Divisidero earned the same best Ragozin (4”) and top Beyer Speed Figure (104) as another leading stallion son of Kitten’s Joy, Oscar Performance
  • Bred by Hinkle Farms, Divisidero was purchased by Josh Stevens for $250,000 at the Keeneland September Yearling Sale
  • His dam, Madame du Lac is a Lemon Drop Kid daughter of Geisha Girl by Nashwan, the great European racehorse who was unique in winning the 2000 Guineas, Epsom Derby, Eclipse S. and King George VI S. in his 3yo season. Geisha Girl’s dam is Miznah, a Sadler’s Wells daughter of La Dame Du Lac, herself a Round Table daughter of the immortal Cosmah.
  • A direct descendant of Cosmah, Divisidero is from the immediate female family of breed-shaping stallions such as Northern Dancer, Halo, Danehill, and many others.
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Broad Brush - Illeria
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SW and MGSP ANOTHER BROAD was 3rd in the G2 Fleur de Lis S. on June 27th, and now has earnings of $352,205

3yo filly, SCONSIN was the dominant 5 length winner of a competitive 12-horse Allowance at Churchill Downs for O/B Lloyd Madison Farms and Greg Foley, on June 13th

The ageless NET GAIN has finished in the money in 26 of his 52 starts, and now has earnings of $491,171

Ten Black-Type Performers in 2019 - equal to, or more than stallions like Tiznow and Harlan's Holiday, and from fewer starters 

6 SW & 13 SH in 2018, also including K P Wildcat, who has won 13 of 22 starts, including 9 stakes races; SW 3yo filly Midnight Soiree and 2yo Stakes Horses Group Text and Include Edition

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

  • 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:

SAM'S SISTER (G1), by Brother Derek

PINK SANDS (G2), by Tapit

AMALFI COAST (G2), by Tapizar

SUNDAY WIZARD (G3, millionaire), by Neo Universe (JPN)

GUNMETAL GRAY (G3, G1p), by Exchange Rate

HE'S IN LOVE (G3, millionaire), by Harbinger (GB)

HOLIDAY SOIREE (SW, G1p) by Harlan's Holiday

MICHELINE (SW), by Bernardini

MARQUEE PRINCE (SW) by Cairo Prince

Off Topic (G1p), by Street Sense

McCraken
Ghostzapper - Ivory Empress
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  • Precocious: An Undefeated Grade 2-winning 2yo from one of North America's most prolific sirelines
  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner and Track Record Setter at 3
  • Superior miler speed with an electrifying turn of foot: McCraken won 6 of 7 starts at up to 1 mile 1/16th
  • A TDN Rising Star, McCraken was a rare debut-winning juvenile for the patient Ian Wilkes' barn, before completing an undefeated juvenile campaign with emphatic victories in the Street Sense S. and G2 Kentucky Jockey Club S.
  • He set a New Track Record and remained undefeated when winning the G3 Sam F. Davis S. at Tampa Bay Downs on his 3yo debut, with a 1 1/2 length defeat of subsequent G1-Belmont S. winner Tapwrit, to whom he conceded 6 lb
  • Following a rough trip in the G1 Kentucky Derby, McCraken returned with a facile romp in the G3 Matt Winn S.
  • In the G1 Haskell Inv. McCraken made an explosive wide move to seize the lead at the head of the stretch, only to be caught in the last jump by a surging Girvin, with Practical Joke, Battle Of Midway, Irish War Cry, etc. behind
  • A winner and Graded Stakes-placed at 4, McCraken retired with a record of 14: 6-1-3 and earnings of $869,728
  • "McCraken was one of the most naturally talented horses I have ever been around, and his turn of foot was second to none. He took the Whitham family and our stable on a great ride, and I look forward to training Grade 1 winners by him in the future." - Trainer, Ian Wilkes
  • McCraken is the second foal out of the Seeking The Gold mare, Ivory Empress, herself a Graded Stakes-placed sprinter. She is also the dam of the recent G3 Dogwood S. winner, Four Graces, the Graded-placed Bondurant, and the talented filly, With Dignity. Ivory Empress is out of the Graded Stakes winner and Grade 1-placed, Madame Pandit, who is also the dam of the Grade 1-winner, Mea Domina.
Preservationist
Arch - Flying Dixie
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  • The two best training horses I’ve ever had were Preservationist and Quality Road" – Trainer, Jimmy Jerkens
  • Winner of the 2019 G1 Woodward S. at Saratoga over Yoshida, Tom's d'Etat, etc.
  • Winner of the 2019 G2 Suburban H. in 1:59-4 over Catholic Boy, Pavel, etc.
  • Broke his maiden going 6 furlongs in 1:09-1 earning a sparkling 3 ½ Ragozin number
  • Winner from 6 f to 10 f, with an average winning distance of 8.25 f
  • A $485,000 Keeneland September Yearling purchase by Centennial Farms, he was the highest-priced Arch yearling in his crop
  • Bred in the purple, Preservationist traces in tail-female line to taproot mares from the King Ranch breeding empire - Courtly Dee and Too Chic - on the top and bottom of his pedigree, respectively
  • His 4th dams include those two blue hen mares, as well as none other than Pas De Nom, Bramalea, Natalma and Weekend Surprise
  • Preservationist is one of 12 G1 winners by Arch and one of 18 Graded Winners under his own first three dams
  • A Grade 1 winner from the important Hail To Reason sireline, Preservationist is free of Storm Cat and In Reality, and has no son of Mr. Prospector in his pedigree
Summer Front
War Front - Rose of Summer
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  • IRISH FRONT was a most impressive 4 1/4 length MdSpWt winner at the Spa on 7/23 for Todd Pletcher and O/B Waterford Stable. Stalking the leader, he took over at the 1/4 pole and was geared down in the final 1/16th by Irad Ortiz Jr. stopping the clock in 1:09-3 earning an 87 Beyer
  • 2yo colt SHAWDYSHAWDYSHAWDY won impressively at Saratoga on debut for O/B Larry Goichman and Jorge Abreu on August 1st!
  • A leading 3yo of 2020, ETE INDIEN ran away with the G2 Fountain Of Youth S. by 8 1/2 lengths (97 Beyer), before being placed in the G1 Florida Derby. He is currently training up to the G1 Kentucky Derby
  • SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER won the G2 Lake Placid S. at Saratoga for Waterford Stable and Christophe Clement on Saturday July 19th. A winner of 3 of her 5 lifetime starts, she had won the Chelsey Flower S. [L] at Aqueduct as a 2yo
  • SUMMER ASSAULT, previously placed in the Columbia S., won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby [L] for Michelle Lovell, setting a New Stakes Record. He has now won 3 of 6 lifetime starts
  • 4 GSH to date from his First Crop including Saratoga's G3 With Anticipation S. winner, FIGHTING SEABEE, also a fast-finishing runner-up in the Street Sense S. on dirt
  • Summeronsevenhills was 3rd in the Lingfield Derby Trial [L] in the U.K. on June 5th on his 3yo debut following impressive victories in his final two starts at 2
  • Summer To Remember has placed in the G3 Kitten's Joy S. and the English Channel S. 
  • MY SASSY SARAH was an impressive winner on 7/19 at Saratoga for Larry Goichman and Michelle Nevin, taking a 5 1/2 furlong turf Allowance event by 2 1/4 lengths in 1:02 2/5
  • ETERNAL SUMMER broke his maiden at Saratoga on 7/16 for Waterford Stable and Todd Pletcher
  • RECONVENE was an impressive 2 1/2 length MdSpWt winner at MTH on 7/5 for New Farm and Benjamin Perkins, Jr.
  • Session-topper: On Jan 28th SUMMER AT THE SPA sold for $125,000 to Mr. Ralph Evans - the highest-priced Horse of Racing Age at the OBS Winter Mixed Sale 
  • Session-topperOn Jan 29th the Summer Front colt o/o Diva Star sold for $92,000 to Renee Dailey - the highest-priced yearling in the open session, and 2nd highest-priced yearling colt of the entire sale
  • Other promising winners include: SUMMERS HOPE, SUMMER LOVE, HURRICANE BREEZE, etc. 
  • Second-crop 2yos in 2020 sold for $170,000, $150,000, etc. 
  • Second-crop September Yearlings in 2019 sold for up to $280,000
  • Top-selling Second Crop yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July 2019: $200,000 (Summer Front), $150,000 (American Pharoah), $140,000 (Fast Anna), etc.
  • He bred at least 100 mares each of his first 3 years
  • Millionaire son of the great War Front
  • Undefeated multiple stakes winner at 2 and Graded stakes winner at 3, 4 and 5
  • GII winner and 5-times GI placed
  • $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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  • REINVESTMENT RISK was a phenomenal debut winner at the Spa, earning a TDN Rising Star. Purchased for Klaravich Stables for $280,000 at OBSMAR20 by Mike Ryan
  • Also the sire of Baytown Bear (MdSpWt winner) and Uptown (2nd, Hoover S.)
  • TOP-SELLING FIRST CROP JUVENILES include:
  • $600,000 colt out of Blue Beryl sold to Mike Ryan (Woodford Thoroughbreds)
  • $400,000 filly out of Plum sold to Sallusto/Albina (Cary Frommer)
  • $280,000 colt out of Ridingwiththedevil sold to Mike Ryan (deMeric Sales)
  • $200,000 colt out of Out Of Goodbyes sold to Narvick International (Brick City Thoroughbreds) 
  • $190,000 colt out of Bear It sold to Larry Hirsch, Clark Shepherd, Agent (Parrish Farms)
  • $170,000 colt out of Gentleman's Joy sold to Team Casse (Pick View LLC)
  • $125,000 colt out of Ukraine sold to Whitehorse Stables (Craig L. Wheeler)
  • "...every one of them moved well. They're good, easy movers. They have a low-to-the-ground action. Then, when I went back to the barn and looked at them, I was impressed with them physically. I'm sure there will be a great demand for people wanting to breed to the horse now on that $10,000 stud fee. He's not an expensive horse, but he's sure breeding quality."  - Mike Ryan
  • "Our Upstart-Plum 2yo filly is one of the most fluid-moving, naturally-talented fillies we've seen in a long time" - Cary Frommer
  • "Upstart's 2yos are the most consistently athletic (first-crop progeny) I have seen train this season, with physicals to match. I just bought a share!" - Nick Sallusto
  • "I love my three Upstart 2yos. One of them might be the nicest horse I have. He acts like he’s a freak of nature.” - JR Boyd, Brick City Thoroughbreds
  • “We have an Upstart 2yo colt out of Blue Beryl in the OBS March Sale. He is a big, leggy, two-turn type of horse with a quick turn of foot. I expect big things from him.” - John Gleason, Woodford Thoroughbreds
  • "I have a yearling and a 2yo by Upstart and I like them both. We are looking forward to taking the 2yo to March. He's doing everything right." - Craig Wheeler
  • "Our Upstart 2yo colt out of Ridingwiththedevil is a strong, mature physical and is training forwardly." - Tristan deMeric
  • First Crop Yearling Average of $64,647 (almost 6.5x Stud Fee)
  • "Our Upstart yearlings SOLD OFF THE CHARTS at Keeneland September, but the best part was seeing how thrilled their new owners were to have gotten them." - Suzi Shoemaker of Lantern Hill Farm, who sold yearlings from Upstart's first crop for up to $220,000 
  • $510,000 yearling at Fasig-Tipton Saratoga Select Yearling Sale...one of Upstart's 15 Six-Figure First-Crop Yearlings
  • First September Yearlings sold for $220,000, $180,000, $150,000, $140,000, $120,000, $115,000, etc.
  • First Yearlings at Fasig-Tipton July sold for $140,000, $125,000, $120,000, $100,000, etc.
  • $120,000 filly at Fasig-Tipton Timonium Yearling Sale - the second highest-priced filly in the entire sale
  • Congratulations to consignor Gainesway Farm and best of luck to Team Casse on their purchase of the $510,000 Upstart colt at Saratoga. The colt out of Joyous Music was bred by St. Simon Place
  • Upstart yearling buyers include Todd Pletcher/Let's Go Stables, Justin Casse, Nick deMeric, Woodford Thoroughbreds, Liz Crow, Barry Butzow, Ian Wilkes, Barry Berkelhammer, PTK, Ciaran Dunne, Cary Frommer, Linda Rice, etc.
  • America's #1 Weanling Sales Sire by Median, and #2 by Average, of all Freshman Sires with stud fee up to $20,000! (5+ sold)
  • First Weanlings averaged $64,733 and had median of $60,000 (6x Stud Fee)
  • "The Upstart foal I bought was THE BEST LOOKING WEANLING I SAW during the entire November sale", Brian Graves
  • Multiple Graded Stakes Winner of over $1.7 Million
  • Stakes Winner and dual Grade 1 Placed each year from 2 to 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
  • Trained by the late, great Rick Violette

Cairo Prince

Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette

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City Zip - Helena Bay (GB)

Creative Cause

Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer

Preservationist

Arch - Flying Dixie

Summer Front

War Front - Rose of Summer

Upstart

Flatter - Party Silks

McCraken

Ghostzapper - Ivory Empress

American Freedom

Pulpit - Gottcha Last

Divisidero

Kitten's Joy - Madame du Lac

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Broad Brush - Illeria