American Freedom

Pulpit - Gottcha Last
2013 - Bay - 16.2 Hands
2022 Fee: $6,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
FIRST CROP SIRE WITH 18 INDIVIDUAL WINNERS
  • 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

Race Record

Year Starts Firsts Seconds Thirds Earnings
2017 2 0 0 0 $29,000
2016 6 3 2 0 $676,100
Totals 8 3 2 0 $705,100

Won at 3
Iowa Derby at Prairie Meadows (G3, $250,000, 8.5f by 4 3/4)
LARC Sir Barton Stakes at Pimlico ($100,000 8.5f)
MSW at Santa Anita (7f)

2nd at 3
Travers Stakes at Saratoga (G1, 10f to Arrogate, defeating Gun Runner, Gift Box, Governor Malibu, Connect, Creator, My Man Sam, Destin, Forever d'Oro, Exaggerator, Laoban...)
Haskell Invitational at Monmouth (G1, 9f, to Exaggerator, defeating Sunny Ridge, Nyquist, Gun Runner and Awesome Slew)

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American Freedom

American Freedom

Pedigree: 5-Cross

PULPIT (USA)
dkb/br. 1994 [IC]
A.P. INDY (USA)
dkb/br. 1989 [IC]
SEATTLE SLEW (USA)
dkb/br. 1974 [BC]
BOLD REASONING (USA) dkb/br. 1968
MY CHARMER (USA) b. 1969 *
WEEKEND SURPRISE (USA)*
b. 1980
SECRETARIAT (USA) ch. 1970 [IC]
LASSIE DEAR (USA) b. 1974 *
PREACH (USA)
b. 1989
MR. PROSPECTOR (USA)
b. 1970 [BC]
RAISE A NATIVE (USA) ch. 1961 [B]
GOLD DIGGER (USA) b. 1962 *
NARRATE (USA)*
dkb/br. 1980
HONEST PLEASURE (USA) dkb/br. 1973
STATE (USA) b. 1974
GOTTCHA LAST (USA)
b. 1997
PLEASANT TAP (USA)
b. 1987
PLEASANT COLONY (USA)
br. 1978 [I]
HIS MAJESTY (USA) b. 1968 [C]
SUN COLONY (USA) b. 1968
NEVER KNOCK (USA)
dkb/br. 1979
STAGE DOOR JOHNNY (USA) ch. 1965 [SP]
NEVER HULA (USA) br. 1969 *
TEMPER THE WIND (USA)
dkb/br. 1980
ELOCUTIONIST (USA)
br. 1973
GALLANT ROMEO (USA) b. 1961
STRICTLY SPEAKING (USA) b. 1967
RACE THE TIDE (USA)
b. 1974
CYANE (USA) b. 1959
RUM BOTTLE BAY (USA) b. 1959

Top Performers

American Sanctuary, 19, c (E. Dubai, French Deputy) $124,550, 1 win at 2, Prairie Meadows MdSpWt, 2nd Praire Gold Juvenile Stakes, Sapling Stakes

Defend, 19, c (City Zip, Smarten) $48,300 2 wins at 2, Delaware Park MdSpWt, Alw

American Bound, 19, f (Stormy Atlantic, Mr. Prospector) $51,990, 1 win at 2, Keeneland MdSpWt

Smarten Up, 19, c (Smarty Jones, Smarten) $45,820, 1 win at 2, PARX MdSpWt

Dia de Sol, 19, f (Drosselmeyer, Jump Start) $41,700, 1 win at 2, PARX MdSpWt

Sonnyisnotsofunny, 19, c (Hennessey, Raise a Cup) $39,530, 1 win, MSW by 9 lengths

American Democracy, 19, c (Broken Vow, Dixie Union) 1 win at 2 

 

 
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Sales Statistics

SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL WEANLINGS by American Freedom:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  9 $159,500 $17,722
2019  26 $656,700 $25,257
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL YEARLINGS by American Freedom:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020 72 $1,973,520 $27,410
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL TWO-YEAR-OLDs by American Freedom:
Year Sold Gross Average
2021  38 $3,613,000 $95,078
SALES SUMMARY FOR ALL IN FOAL BROODMARES covered by American Freedom:
Year Sold Gross Average
2020  24 $188,500 $7,854
2019  18 $198,500 $11,027
2018  9 $190,000 $21,111
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