American Freedom
Pulpit - Gottcha Last
Animals are not commodities
  • 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
Animals are not commodities
  • Leading First-Crop Sire with ELEVEN MdSpWt winners, including 3 new winners on Saturday Sept 15th!
  • 2018 Yearlings: $450,000, $350,000, $220,000, $200,000, $200,000, $190,000, etc.
  • 2018: First-crop juveniles sold for $500,000, $400,000, $375,000, $350,000, etc.
  • 2018: Second-crop yearlings averaging $135,000 and have a median of $140,000 
  • 2017: First-crop yearlings averaged $150,786, over 15x his Freshman year stud fee, with median of $115,000
  • A phenomenal 43 of his first-crop yearlings sold for $100,000 or more, including a $900,000 colt.
  • 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.
Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
Animals are not commodities

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

11 Lifetime Black Type Winners

Undefeated 2yo f. CREATIVE INSTINCT became the first SW from his Third Crop, taking the Generous Portion S. [DMR] by 2 1/4 lengths as the 2/5 favorite. Bred by Dr. Mike Harrington, she was a $285,000 purchase by Justin Casse at OBSMAR from Wavertree Stables

Sire of G1-winning millionaire, PAVEL, the emphatic 3 3/4 length winner of the G1 Stephen Foster H., earning a Breeders' Cup Win and You're In to the BC Classic.

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].

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.

SKYLER'S SCRAMJET won the G3 Tom Fool H. with a 103 Beyer.

CREATIVE THINKING won the Keertana S. at Churchill Downs by 5 lengths on her stakes debut for Airdrie Stud & Tom Proctor, earning a 92 Beyer.

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.

Sire of exciting juveniles CREATIVE INSTINCT (Del Mar MdSpWt) and CRAFTY SHOW (Arlington Park MdSpWt)

FOUR STAKES-WINNING JUVENILES IN 2017, while 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
Broad Brush - Illeria
Animals are not commodities

6 SW already in 2018 including K P Wildcat, who scored her 8th Stakes win in the Albuquerque Distaff on August 4th, her 12th win in 18 starts, and 3yo filly Midnight Soiree who won the Martha Washington S. at Gulfstream Park on July 7th.

Sire of recent 2yo winners Group Text (PARX MdSpWt for trainer John Servis), and Include Edition (ELP MdSpWt for trainer Vickie Foley)

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

2015-2018 Stars include:

  • SAMBA INC (G1) 
  • DON INC (G1)
  • BOCA INC (G1)
  • ALL INCLUDED (G3)        
  • RIKER (G3)
  • 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)
Harlan's Holiday - Act So Noble
Animals are not commodities
  • Sire of Multiple Stakes Winner CHANTELINE, who set a new track record at PARX in June (5f in 56.11), and was less than 2/5 off the track record when a 3 length winner of the Smart N Fancy S. at SAR in August (5.5f in 1:00.85)! She now has earnings of $525,000
  • New 2yo SW BLOOMIN PERFECT won the Gold Rush Futurity by 2 3/4 lengths on August 12th; MAJESTIC AFFAIR (Good Lord S. on 7/22); MAJESTIC DUNHILL (My Frenchman S. on 7/14), etc.
  • 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
  • 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, etc.  
  • 2015 Yearlings sold for up to $240,000, etc. 
  • 2014 Yearlings sold for $300,000, 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
Animals are not commodities
  • NETWORK EFFECT?, bred by Louis Jolin, was a brilliant 3 length debut MdSpWt winner at Saratoga on August 11th for Chad Brown & Klaravich Stable, earning a 76 Beyer
  • Airdrie-bred BACKTOHISROOTS broke his maiden at Saratoga by an impressive 3 3/4 lengths on July 30
  • ONE BET FROM EVEN, bred by Labhras & Breandan Draper, became Mark Valeski's first winner with a 3 1/2 length victory at Ellis Park on July 29
  • First crop of juveniles include Network Effect, who breezed a bullet 20 4/5 at OBSAPR and was purchased for $95,000 by Chad Brown on behalf of Klaravich Stable.
  • Gorgeous Peter Pan S. (G2) winner by leading sire Proud Citizen
  • 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
Summer Front
War Front - Rose of Summer
Animals are not commodities
  • Also represented by Six-Figure yearlings at the Fasig-Tipton July & Fasig-Tipton New York Bred Yearling Sales 
  • 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
  • Millionaire son of the great War Front
  • 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.
Flatter - Party Silks
Animals are not commodities
  • 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

Airdrie News

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