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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  • FIRST RUNNER - FIRST WINNER! AMERICAN BOUND WIRED THE FIELD ON OPENING DAY AT KEENELAND 
  • 2yo filly TEAM HOT LINE broke her maiden by 14 lengths in a MSW at Mountaineer on December 1st.  Trained by Tina Ramgeet for owner Team Ramgeet Racing, bred by Ryan Desmond, Tony Dardis, Ben McElroy and Ken Donworth
  • 2yo colt SMARTEN UP broke his maiden by 9 lengths at Parx on November 22nd.  Trained by Alfredo Velasquez for owner Happy Tenth Stable, Bred by Francis & Barbara Vanlangendonck
  • 2yo colt DEFEND won an Allowance at Delaware Park on October 27th by 2 1/2 lengths. Trained by Cathal Lynch for Nick Sanna Stables & Susan Montanye and bred by Cheryl McGuire, James McGuire, Richard Heysek & Catherine Perez. 
  • 2yo filly REDWHITEANDTACOS broke her maiden at Laurel Park on October 30 for trainer Damon Dilodovico and owners Stormy Stable LLC and John Rebstock. Bred by Gary & Mary West. 
  • 2yo g. AMERICAN PLAYBOY broke his maiden at Laurel Park on October 15th. Dale Capuano trains him for owner Louis Ullman, he was bred by Bellary Bloodstock
  • 2yo colt, AMERICAN SANCTUARY broke his maiden by an impressive 8+ lengths at Prairie Meadows on July 18th. He followed that race with a game second in the Prairie Gold Juvenile Stakes on August 14th. Trained by Christopher Davis for Dare to Dream Stables, bred by Ben Henley, Beck Henley & Sebastien Murat. 
  • 2yo colt, DEFEND, went gate to wire on debut, crushing the field by 8 lengths geared down at Delaware Park on August 5th. Trained by Cathal Lynch for Nick Sanna Stables and bred by Cheryl McGuire, James McGuire, Richard Heysek & Catherine Perez. 
  • 2yo colt, SONNYISNOTSOFUNNY broke his maiden with ease first time out by 8 3/4 lengths at Ellis Park on July 25th.Trained by Mike Maker for Michael Dubb and Michael Caruso, bred by Sally Thomas & New Dawn Stable, LLC. 
  • 2yo filly, GORMAN, overcame a wide trip and surged past the field to win on debut at Delaware Park on June 21st for O/B Dede McGehee and Kelsey Danner.
  • AMERICAN FREEDOM First-Crop Progeny have sold for $550,000, $375,000$285,000, $260,000, $225,000$200,000$200,000, etc.  
  • $550,000 First-Crop filly sold at the Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream sale to Black Type Thoroughbreds and Randy Hill. Bred by Brereton C. Jones, the filly out of Listen To Libby breezed in 10 flat on the dirt at Gulfstream Park, and was the 3rd highest-priced 2yo by any First-Crop Sire at the exclusive breeze-up auction. 
  • $375,000 first-crop colt sold at the Fasig-Tipton Timonium sale to Klaravich Stables after an outstanding breeze in 10:2 on the dirt track.
  • Other first-crop American Freedom purchasers include: Mike RyanClark Shepherd for Larry HirschMarette Farrell for Exline-Border RacingWest Point ThoroughbredsKenny McPeekOracle Bloodstock, etc.
  • 125 juveniles in American Freedom's First Crop
  • "Because of the two we've got and what I'm hearing down here, we've bought an AMERICAN FREEDOM baby, a mare-in-foal and Torie is breeding one of our mares to him in 2021. I want a bunch of chips on the table with this horse." - Jimbo Gladwell, Top Line Sales
  • "The American Freedoms are beautifully made horses...have a lot of good energy...they are kind of the shape that everybody seems to like." - Gene Recio
  • "We have an American Freedom filly for [Fasig-Tipton] Gulfstream that was a very expensive yearling, but she acts the part. She was a beautiful filly as a yearling. She ticked all the boxes then, and now in training she is the same." - Ciaran Dunne 
  • Yearlings sold for $160,000, $110,000, $100,000, $87,000, etc., to Wesley Ward, Solis/Litt, Ciaran Dunne, Hidden Brook, Marquee Bloodstock, Grassroots Training & Sales, etc.
  • Built-In Support - Airdrie Stud and the Wests have combined to breed OVER 150 OF THEIR OWN MARES to American Freedom in his stud career so far!
  • "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
  • A brilliantly-talented Graded Stakes Winner, American Freedom was amongst the best of his generation
  • 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   
  • Finished ahead of 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
BEAU LIAM
LIAM’S MAP - BELLE OF PERINTOWN
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  • Named a TDN Rising Star following his dominant 7 ½ length debut win at Churchill Downs. His time of 1:08 3/5 is the fastest recorded 6F maiden in the history of the historic racetrack.
  • Ran an incredible 106 Beyer speed figure in his second start when taking a loaded allowance at Saratoga. His lofty Beyer trails only Grade 1 winner Jackie’s Warrior (107) and equals Grade 1 winner Life is Good amongst the highest numbers recorded by any 3yo at 7F in 2021.
  • Dominant once again in his 3rd start, Beau Liam recorded a career high 107 Beyer while thoroughly smashing his Saratoga competition by 6 lengths. His time for 6.5F was a sensational 1:15 flat.
  • A gorgeous son of the leading young sire Liam’s Map, Beau Liam us out of the talented graded winner Belle of Perintown from a top-class female family now in the hands of the great Stonestreet Farm.
Cairo Prince
Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette
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  • #1 FOURTH CROP SIRE BY SW (15), GSW (5) & GSH (10)
  • His First $25,000 Crop are Two-Year-Olds of 2021
  • 29 winners (from 53 starters) and a four stakes wins already from his fourth crop! 
  • Cairo Prince juveniles sold for $525,000, $335,000, $280,000, $135,000, etc. this spring at OBS. No other 4th Crop Sire has had a 2yo sell for more than $150,000 this year
  • Cairo Prince has sired as many six-figure juveniles in 2021 as all of the other top-10 4th Crop sires combined
  • 2yo filly PARK ON THE NILE wired the field to win her first start by 7+ lengths at Churchill Downs on November 28th. Trained by Ken McPeek for owners Bret Jones and Cold Press Racing, bred by Brereton C Jones
  • 2yo colt UNPREDICTABLE BAY broke his maiden at Churchill Downs on November 27th. Traimed by Ali Alnaz for owners Ted, Jean and Chris Barlas. Bred by Brereton C Jones.
  • 2yo colt VIVAR won an off-the-turf allowance at Keeneland on October 29th. Trained by Brad Cox for owner and breeder Shortleaf Stable
  • 4yo filly PRINCESS FAWZIA went 3/3 in the month of October at Belmont with wins on 10/3, 10/14 and 10/22. Trained by Linda Rice for Black Swan Stable. Bred by Brereton C Jones 
  • 2yo filly, TDN Rising Star, CAIRO MEMORIES, went 2/2 winning the Surfer Girl Stakes at Santa Anita by open lengths on October 3rd. Trained by Bob Hess Jr, owned by Schroeder Farms LLC and David Bernsen. Cairo Memories was bred by Brereton C. Jones. 
  • 2yo colt, ELDON'S PRINCE got his 2nd stakes win in his 3rd start at Gulfstream Park on September 18th, winning the Armed Forces S. Owned by Gentry Farms and trained by Saffie Joseph, bred by William D Graham. 
  • 3yo colt SMOKIN’ JAY won the Allied Forces Stakes at Belmont Park on September 17th. Trained by Kelsey Danner for owner Crown's Way Racing LLC. Bred by Dede McGehee DVM. 
  •  3yo colt ROYAL PRINCE won his 3rd stakes race of 2021 in the Caesars Stakes at Indiana Grand on September 8th. Earlier this year he won the Black Gold S. at Fairgrounds and another impressive stakes win in the Bayou City S. on April 3rd. Owned by Steve Landers & trained by Brad Cox. A half-brother to G1 British Idiom, Royal Prince was bred by Sandra Sexton and Silver Fern Farm
  • 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.); KISS TODAY GOODBYE (G2 San Antonio S.); CAIRO CAT (G3 Iroquois S.); BUY LAND AND SEE (Awad S.); MIHOS (Mucho Macho Man S.); GIZA GODDESS (SW, GSP); MARQUEE PRINCE (SW, GSP); JEWELED PRINCESS (She's All In S.)
  • 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.
Collected
City Zip - Helena Bay (GB)
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  • Mares bred to Collected in his first two seasons have produced recent headline runners like NASHVILLE (SW), BELL'S THE ONE (G1), SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER (G2), BIG RUNNUER (G2), MISS MARISSA (G2), COACH (SW, G2p), CARIBA (SW), and Graded performers including Caldee, Mo Ready, Answer In, Summer To Remember, Excession, Seattle Slang, etc. 
  • Bred over 100 mares again in this third season
  • First crop yearlings sold for $320,000, $240,000, $210,000, $210,000, $200,000, $200,000, $200,000, $175,000, etc. at Keeneland September!
  • First crop yearlings sold for $160,000, $110,000, $100,000 etc at Fasig July!
  • First crop weanlings sold for up to $135,000
  • Collected is a Grade 1 winning earner of almost $3 million 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
Complexity
Maclean's Music - Goldfield
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  • Dominant winner of the G2 Kelso H. on Oct. 3rd, Complexity earned a 110 Beyer and 3 Ragozin       
  • His 110 Beyer is the third-highest Beyer Speed Figure by any horse so far in 2020
  • Wire-to-wire winner of the G1 Champagne S. at Belmont as a two-year-old earning a 95 Beyer and 8 Ragozin, Complexity defeated a top-class field including multiple G1 winner Code Of Honor by 3 lengths, with Call Paul, who entered off a victory in the G2 Saratoga Special S. in 3rd. Five other Stakes horses including 3 subsequent GSW were off the board
  • Gallant 4th in the G1 Breeders' Cup Dirt Mile after contesting blazing fractions from a difficult wide draw. The six-furlong split was 0.36 seconds faster than the winning time in the BC Sprint on the same card
  • Dueled 3 and 4 wide in the rain-sodden G1 Forego S. at Saratoga this summer, setting torrid fractions of 22-1, 44-3, 1:08-4, only to be caught in the final jumps by Win Win Win, in a field that also included G1 winners, Whitmore, Firenze Fire and Mind Control
  • Earned a TDN Rising Star, 90 Beyer and an 8 1/2 Ragozin for his debut MdSpWt win at Saratoga, where he wired the field in 1:09 3/5. He won by 4 1/4 lengths over subsequent G2 Holy Bull S. winner, Harvey Wallbanger, with subsequent SW King For A Day another 6 lengths back in 3rd
  • Returned from a freshening at 3 to defeat older horses at Aqueduct winning “geared down” by 7 ¼ lengths in 1:22 2/5, earning a 101 Beyer and 3 Ragozin
  • A $375,000 yearling purchase by Mike Ryan on behalf of Klaravich Stables; he was the highest-priced yearling in Maclean's Music's third crop
  • By Maclean's Music, also sire of the 2020 G1 Champagne S. & G1 Hopeful S. winner, JACKIE'S WARRIOR
  • Apart from Complexity, his dam, Goldfield, has produced four winners from four others to race, including GSW VALADORNA, who was 2nd by 3/4 length to Caledonia Road in the 2016 G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies S. 
  • "He's a rare horse that has been #1 wherever he's been. He was the most expensive yearling by his sire, the most highly thought of two-year-old at Stonestreet and, by far, our stable's best colt of his crop. He's an exceptional talent." - Trainer, Chad Brown
Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
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18 Black-Type Winners to date 

 4yo filly STAR OF NIGHT won her 9th straight, and 3rd straight stakes race, when winning the My Sister Pearl Stakes on November 13th. The Steinmann Family owns and bred Star of Night, trained by Jeff Runco. 

2yo filly SURF SPA broke her maiden at Keeneland on October 21st. Trained by Matt Shirer for owner Jeremy Sussman, Todd Monken and Ten Strike Racing. Bred by Brereton C. Jones 

4yo filly STAR OF NIGHT, won her 8th straight race, and 2nd consecutive stakes race on October 9th when she took the West Virginia Cavada Breeders' Classic S. at Charles Town. The Steinmann Family owns and bred Star of Night, trained by Jeff Runco. 

3yo filly SUNSHINE CITY won the Miss Gracie S. over the Gulfstream Park turf course by 3 3/4-length tally, earning an 85 Beyer, on September 4th.This her third consecutive win for trainer Bobby S. Dibona and owner Phillip DiCosmo. She was bred by Ken and Sarah Ramsey.

WV Bred Horse of the Year, STAR OF NIGHT, added a 4th Stakes Win to her resume when she won the Sadie Hawkins Stakes at Charlestown on August 27th. A homebred for the Steinmann Family, previously won the Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. at Charles Town by 5 1/4 lengths in a time that was 0.04 seconds faster than the G3 Charles Town Oaks two races prior, and returned to win the W.V.T.O. Breeders' Cup Classic and the My Sister Pearl S., making it 3 stakes in a row. She has now won 9 of 11 starts with 2 seconds. Star of Night is trained by Jeff Runco. 

2yo filly, CONTROL was an impressive debut winner, earning an 84 Beyer at Ellis Park on July 25th. Trained by Michael McCarthy for Eclipse Thoroughbred Partners, bred by Olin B. Gentry. 

2yo filly, ORIGINATE wired the field to break her maiden by 5 lengths on debut at Prairie Meadows on August 22nd. Trained by Kevin Eikleberry for Reunion Racing Stables LLC and himself, bred by Brereton C. Jones & B. Ned Jones.

2yo gelding, CAUSE I'M LEAVIN broke his maiden by an impressive 8+ lengths July 29th at Canterbury. Trained by Richard Barton Enterprises for  Pink Cloud Racing, bred by Wade Rarick.

HUSH OF A STORM parlayed an eyecatching 5 1/2 length MdSpWt win and an impressive Allowance victory with a win in the John Battaglia Memorial S. over LIKE THE KING and GRETZKY THE GREAT (G1). He is trained by William Morey for the Joseph P. Morey, Jr. Revocable Trust.

CAUSEWAY JONES was a dominant 7 1/2 length wire-to-wire winner on his debut at Remington Park earning a sharp 81 Beyer. Now trained by Jerry Hollendorfer.

B. C. Jones-bred CANADIAN PRIDE returned to sprinting and won impressively at Santa Anita on March 12th for CRK Stable and Peter Eurton, earning a 91 Beyer. Bred by BC Jones, he was purchased by David Ingordo for $250,000 as a yearling

2020 YEARLINGS UP TO $180,000! 

Creative Cause had 9 juvenile winners in 2020, and his two-year-olds of 2021 are his best and biggest crop! 

A Leading Cumulative Fifth Crop Kentucky Stallion: Sire of PAVEL (G1), SIGNIFICANT FORM (G2), MGSW MY BOY JACK, GSW SKYLER'S SCRAMJET, MSW TWISTED TOM, etc. 

IDENTIFIER won the G3 Hal's Hope S. at Gulfstream Park, and Harmless was placed in the G2 Yellow Ribbon at Del Mar for Agave Racing Stable and Phil d'Amato

STAR OF NIGHT, a homebred for the Steinmann Family, won the Sylvia Bishop Memorial S. at Charles Town by 5 1/4 lengths in a time that was 0.04 seconds faster than the G3 Charles Town Oaks two races prior, and returned to win the W.V.T.O. Breeders' Cup Classic and the My Sister Pearl S., making it 3 stakes in a row. She has now won 6 of 8 lifetime starts.

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

15 Lifetime Black Type Winners and 32 Black Type Horses, including the G1-winning millionaire, PAVEL

MGSW SIGNIFICANT FORM 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, he has earnings now $540,799

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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A TOP SIRE YEAR IN AND YEAR OUT - Sired the earners of over $52 million and improves his mares (lifetime AEI 1.45, CI 1.31) 

SCONSIN 2nd to the great Gamine in the G1 Derby City Distaff on April 30th, was a facile winner of the G3 Winning Colors S. at Churchill Downs on May 22nd. Also winner of last year's Eight Belles S. (G2) she has now earned $546,512 for O/B Lloyd Madison Farms & Greg Foley 

MADAM MEENA keeps on winning. As a 3yo in 2020 she won 7 of 12 starts including a $100,000 stakes race at Delaware Park. Now she has won two-in-a-row as a new 4yo, giving her 9 wins in 15 lifetime starts and earnings of over $293,000 for O/B Michael R. Cox

SW and MGSP ANOTHER BROAD placed in five Stakes races (3 Graded) in 2020, including the G2 Fleur de Lis S., and now has earnings of $438,543

The ageless NET GAIN finished in the money in 28 of his 59 starts, and earned over $523,000. He won or placed in 5 consecutive runnings of the Cyclones.

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 2020 MGSW 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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  • A GRADE 1-WINNING MILLIONAIRE BY THE INFLUENTIAL STALLION, ARCH
  • First-Crop Weanlings offered at Keeneland November sold for $85,000, $70,000, $70,000 and $50,000 to top class judges Peter O'Callaghan, Marrette Farrell, Dixiana Farm and Headley Bell
  • 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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  • 4yo filly SIERRA SUMMER won an Allowance at Remington Park on November 19th.  Trained by Shawn Davis for owner Double Kee LLC, bred by Jay W. Bligh
  • 3yo colt CAMP HOPE followed up his allowance win with a win in the $150,000 Bryan Station Stakes at Keeneland on October 30th. Camp Hope received a 95 Beyer and is aimed for the G1 Hollywood Derby. Trained by Kenny McPeek for owner Walking L Thoroughbreds, bred by Bret Jones
  • 3yo colt CAMP HOPE won a deep allowance race at Keeneland on October 8th by 5+ lengths. Trained by Kenny McPeek for owner Walking L Thoroughbreds, LLC, bred by Bret Jones
  • 2yo colt SUMMERY broke his maiden in a MSW at Parx on October 6th. Bred byJames E. Bassett III , owned by Ballybrit Stable, LLC and trained by Michael Dini
  • 3yo filly Medalla Match won back to back Allowance races at Remington park on September 10th and October 6th. Bred by Jane Wiggins , owned by Twisted Chaps Racing Stables LLC and trained by Michael E. Biehler
  • 3yo gelding GYPSY KING won a deep $145,000 Allowance race at Kentucky Downs on September 6th for trainer Wesley Ward, owner Rockingham Ranch and breeder Budget Stables
  • 2yo filly BLAZING SUMMER broke her maiden at Ellis Park on September 4th for trainer John Ortiz for owner WSS Racing, LLC and bred by Mike Abraham 
  • 2yo filly BAKSHEESH romped in the $200,000 Muskoka Stakes at Woodbine on August 29th. Trained by Ralph Biamonte for Gary Barber and Eclipse Thoroughbreds, bred by Track West Racing Inc.
  • 2yo colt RUN CURTIS RUN wires the field to win by 4 in the Rick Violette Stakes at Saratoga on July 21st. First time out at Belmont Park, the colt was able to overcome a slow start with a victory after a game stretch run. Both wins came on the main track for trainer Mike Maker, owners Michael Dubb and Michael Caruso and breeder Larry Goichman. 
  • Another main-track SW for the 3yo filly, SHEA D SUMMER, her second stakes win of the summer with a win in the Azalea Stakes at Gulfstream Park on August 7th. On June 5th, she was the wire-to-wire winner of the Game Face S. at Gulfstream Park by a widening two-and-a-half lengths. At 2, she won the Juvenile Fillies' Sprint at GPW by 6 3/4 lengths
  • 3 FIRST-CROP GSW, INCLUDING SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER, WINNER OF THE G2 LAKE PLACID S. AT SARATOGA 
  • First-crop 4yo WINTERS BACK did all the heavy lifting and was a game runner-up in the G3 Monmouth S. on 5th June, earning a career-high 97 Beyer for Waterford Stable and Todd Pletcher. Winters Back was bred by Tim Thornton and Quint Tatro and now has 3 wins and 3 seconds in his 9 lifetime starts
  • A 2yo colt from the Third Crop of Summer Front was purchased by Tadhg O'Shea & Michael Burke for $170,000 at the 2021 Arqana Breeze-Up Sale. Produced by Always Tomorrow, a full-sister to G1 millionaire, Bigger Picture, he was bred and raised at Airdrie Stud 
  • Airdrie-bred COMMUNITY ADJUSTED broke her maiden impressively at Belmont Park on May 20th for Robert Masiello and the Empire Racing Club and trainer, Christophe Clement
  • GSW FIGHTING SEABEE returned from a layoff to win an Allowance at Keeneland by a length and a quarter, under a rail-skimming ride by Brian Hernandez, earning an 89 Beyer. Winner of the G3 With Anticipation S. at 2, Fighting Seabee was bred by Gestut Zur Kuste AG, raised at Runnymede Farm and is owned by Walking L Thoroughbreds
  • THIRD-CROP YEARLINGS SOLD FOR UP TO $250,000, $190,000, etc.
  • Stakes-placed Valentines Day rallied from 11th to finish 2nd by a diminishing half length in the Miss Houston S. on April 3rd having been 3rd in the Jersey Lilly S. in her previous start
  • 3yo filly QUEEN OF THE GREEN, beat colts in an Allowance at Tampa Bay Downs on 2/10 for NBS Stable holding off Shawdyshawdyshawdy (Summer Front) who closed well for second. Queen Of The Green was denied black-type by the narrowest of margins when 4th in the G2 Edgewood S. on Oaks Day
  • 2yo colt CAMP HOPE was a most impressive 4 length winner on debut at Churchill Downs for Walking L Thoroughbreds and Kenny McPeek on 10/25. Purchased for $200,000 at the 2019 Fasig-Tipton July yearling sale by Scott Leeds' Walking L Thoroughbreds, he is named for a Houston venue that provides help and housing for veterans suffering from PTSD.
  • SUMMER ASSAULT won the $100,000 Mystic Lake Derby [L] for Michele Boyce, setting a New Stakes Record
  • 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
  • SPEAKTOMEOFSUMMER won the G2 Lake Placid S. at Saratoga for Waterford Stable and Christophe Clement. She had previously won the Chelsey Flower S. [L] at Aqueduct as a 2yo, and was 2nd despite significant traffic trouble last time out in the G2 Sands Point S.
  • 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
  • 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. Other 2020 SHs include: 2yo filly Summer Brew was 2nd by a head in the $118,500 Lady Finger S. on 10/5 for Final Furlong & Maspeth Stables, and trainer, Jorge Abreu; Reconvene, twice an impressive winner at MTH, was 3rd in the James W. Murphy S. at Pimlico on Preakness Day (10/3) on his stakes debut. According to Equibase, he closed from last with a furious rally, making up ~13 lengths in the final quarter mile to be beaten just 1 1/4 lengths. 
  • Other promising winners include: MY SASSY SARAH, 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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  • 2021 TWO-YEAR-OLD AVERAGE = $113,250 (over 11x Stud Fee)
  • Second Crop Two-Year-Olds have sold for $450,000 (to Spendthrift/My Racehorse), $280,000 (Arthur Hoyeau), $275,000 (Shug McGaughey), $200,000 (Bluewater Sales), etc. Ranks 3rd among Second Crop Sires with a 2yo Sales Average of over $135,000.
  •  2yo g TRADEMARK off his maiden score at Churchill Downs won an Allowance over the same course by 3 lengths on November 27th. Trained by Vicki Oliver for owners BBN Racing, bred by Airdrie Stud
  • 3yo colt UPHOLD THE LAW went 2/2 when winning an allowance by 4 lengths at Gulfstream Park on November 16th, earning an 86 Beyer. Trained by Michael Stidham for owners Niall Brennan and Susan Moulton, bred by Gail Rice
  • 2yo f KATHLEEN O. broke her maiden in a thrilling last to first victory in her first start on November 12th. Trained by Shug McGaughey for owner Winngate Stables LLC, bred by Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd & Bridlewood Farm
  • 2yo colt UNBRIDLED BOMBER broke his maiden at Aqueduct on November 7th in a MSW. Trained by James Ryerson for owners Edward Potash, Brad Yankanich and James Ryerson, bred by Unbridled Explosion, LLC
  • 3yo c STARBURST won his 3rd race in 5 career starts in an Allowance at Delaware Park on October 27. Trained by Michael Stidham for owner Dare to Dream Stable, bred by David DiPietro
  • 3yo g SOCIAL CHIC won the West Virginia Lottery Breeders' Classic at Charles Town on October 9th. His second consecutive Stakes win for trainer Jeff Runco and owner Smart Angle LLP.  Bred by James Franklin Miller 
  • MASQUEPARADE is the winner of the G3 Ohio Derby (beating Graded Winners King Fury, Keepmeinmind, and Promise Keeper), and was an imperious 11 3/4 length winner of a 9-furlong Allowance on the Kentucky Derby undercard on May 1st. He drew away to win in 1:48 1/5 and earned a 97 Beyer and 6+ Ragozin (Derby winner received a 6") for FTGGG Racing and Al Stall. After a close third in the G2 Jim Dandy Stakes behind Graded Winners Essential Quality and Keepmeinmind his career earnings are $494,208.
  • FOUNDER won the Tale of the Cat Stakes at Monmouth Park on July 31st earning an 81 Beyer. Trained by Chad Brown for owners Jeff Drown and Don Rachel, bred by Lantern Hill Farm.
  • ONE STEP AHEAD broke her maiden in the Prairie Gold Lassie Stakes at Prairie Meadows on August 14th. Trained by Christopher David for owner Dare to Dream Stables, bred by Betz Thoroughbreds.
  • Multiple Grade 1-placed Reinvestment Risk, a TDN Rising Star debut winner at Saratoga, was runner-up to Jackie's Warrior in the G1 Hopeful S. at Saratoga and the G1 Champagne S. at Belmont
  • "...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
  • 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
  • Saratoga Debut Winner and Stakes Winner at 2, earning a sparkling 102 Beyer Speed Figure
  • Defeated the Top Class Frosted twice in First-Place Finishes in the GII Holy Bull and GII Fountain of Youth Stakes at 3
  • Trained by the late, great Rick Violette

Cairo Prince

Pioneerof the Nile - Holy Bubbette

Collected

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

Include

Broad Brush - Illeria