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
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  • 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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  • Leading Freshman Sire by Average at the 2017 Keeneland September Yearling Sale!
  • A phenomenal 43 of his first-crop yearlings have realized six-figure auction prices already in 2017.
  • 2017 yearlings brought $900,000$500,000, $475,000, $420,000, $400,000, $360,000, $350,000, $320,000, $320,000$300,000, $265,000, $260,000, $260,000, $230,000, $225,000, $215,000, $210,000, $200,000, $200,000, etc. 
  • Highlights include 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), $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, etc.
  • 2017 yearling average of $150,786, over 15x his Freshman year stud fee.
  • "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
  • Booked Full in 2015, 2016 & 2017.       
  • 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 Grade I Kentucky Derby 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.
  • Cairo Prince is free of the 3 most important sire influences in North America today - Mr. Prospector, Northern Dancer and A. P. Indy - through his first 4 generations. This gives breeders a very wide range of suitable mare choices to cross with this stallion.
  • Physically jaw-dropping individual who was a $250,000 purchase by Steve Shahinian and the most expensive yearling from his sire's debut crop.
  • One of the most popular young stallions in North American - bred 297 mares his first two seasons at stud.

 

Creative Cause
Giant's Causeway - Dream of Summer
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NORTH AMERICA'S CO-LEADING ACTIVE SIRE WITH FOUR STAKES-WINNING TWO-YEAR-OLDS

#1 Second Crop Sire by 2017 Stakes Winners (7) and Stakes Wins (13) 

His 2yo daughter, SIGNIFICANT FORM, was the impressive winner of the G3 Ms. Grillo S. at Belmont Park and finished a creditable fourth the G1 Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf next time out

His son, the top-class 3yo colt PAVEL, was a dominant 6 length winner of the G3 Smarty Jones S. (103 Beyer), then a close 3rd versus his elders in the G1 Jockey Club Gold Cup (104 Beyer)

His 2yo son, MY BOY JACK proved himself one of the best turf juveniles in the country when dominating the one-mile Zuma Beach S. at Santa Anita in a dazzling 1:33 4/5 

Other 2017 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

#2 Second-Crop Sire by 2017 Two-Year-Old sales average ($134,205)

Third-Crop Yearlings in 2017 include $500,000 colt, $200,000 filly, $200,000 colt, etc.

2017 OBS April 2YOs in Training Sale grads included session-topping $850,000 filly, $575,000 filly, $320,000 colt with an average of $163,971

  • 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
  • His sire GIANT'S CAUSEWAY has led the General Sire List in 2009, 2010, and 2012
  • His dam DREAM OF SUMMER defeated ASHADO in the Grade I Apple Blossom Handicap
  • Largest crops will be yearlings and 2-year-olds of 2018
Include
Broad Brush - Illeria
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Sire of 11 Grade I Stakes Winners

2015-2017 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. 
Majesticperfection
Harlan's Holiday - Act So Noble
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  • Truly Brilliant GI Winner by the Late/Great Leading Sire Harlan's Holiday 
  • Already TEN stakes horses in 2017, including multiple stakes winner PRETTY PERFECTION and stakes winners PERFECT PREDICTIONTHEPERFECTVOW, etc.
  • America's #2 Third-Crop Sire of 2016 by AEI      
  • His best performers include the dominant Grade 1 $1,000,000 Kentucky Oaks Winner LOVELY MARIA, Grade III winner HEBBRONVILLE and the Brilliant G1 2yo SYNDERGAARD
  • Already the Sire of NINE individual stakes winners lifetime, and his largest crop are his yearlings of 2017
  • 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
  • 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.

"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 to his first-class foals
  • 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 YEARLINGS SELL IN 2017!
Summer Front
War Front - Rose of Summer
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BOOKED FULL IN 2016 WITH A TRULY EXCEPTIONAL CATALOG OF MARES 

  • 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

Airdrie News

10/21/2017
Twisted Tom faced older horses for the first time in his career in Saturday's $300,000 Empire Classic H. at Belmont Park...
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10/09/2017
My Boy Jack uncorked a big rally in the stretch of the Santa Anita Park turf course to win Monday's $100,000 Zuma Beach S. by nearly a length...
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10/01/2017
Significant Form is likely bound for the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies Turf (G1) next month at Del Mar following her rousing win in the $200,000 Miss Grillo S. (G3)...
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