American Freedom

Pulpit - Gottcha Last
2013 - Bay - 16.2 Hands
2021 Fee: $10,000 S&N
5% discount on all stud fees paid by Nov 1
FIRST RUNNER - FIRST WINNER! AMERICAN BOUND WIRES THE FIELD ON DEBUT AT KEENELAND
  • AMERICAN FREEDOM First-Crop Progeny have sold for $550,000 (Fasig-Tipton Gulfstream), $285,000 (OBSAPR), $260,000 (OBSMAR), $200,000 (OBSAPR), etc.  
  •  FIRST TWO-YEAR-OLDS AVERAGING $118,368 WITH MEDIAN $75,000 (19/24 SOLD)
  • $550,000 FIRST-CROP FILLY BY AMERICAN FREEDOM sold 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. 
  • 125 juveniles in American Freedom's First Crop
  • First crop 2yos sold for $260,000, $160,000, $150,000, etc. at OBS March  
  • "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 bred 133 OF THEIR OWN MARES to American Freedom in his first three seasons at stud!
  • "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

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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 Bound, 19, f (Stormy Atlantic, Mr. Prospector) $36,000 1 win from 1 start at 2, Keeneland MdSpWt  
American Freedom

American Freedom

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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  19 $2,249,000 $118,638
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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American Freedom

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