YANKEE GENTLEMAN, Storm Cat’s Fastest Son, retires to stand at Airdrie

YANKEE GENTLEMAN, a speedy stakes winning son of Storm Cat out of Grade 1 winner Key Phrase, has been retired and will stand at Mr. and Mrs. Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud at a fee of $10,000.

Yankee Gentleman’s 5 length romp in the six furlong Pirates Bounty Hcp in 1:07 4/5 nearly equaled the track record and earned him a 117 Beyer. No son of Storm Cat has ever run a six furlong stakes this fast!  

Jones said: “Marty Wygod, who bred and raced the horse, and I will own Yankee Gentleman in partnership, We both believe strongly in this horse’s ability, bloodlines and outstanding conformation, in fact to the point where we are each going to breed between fifteen and twenty quality mares to him this first season.  Yankee Gentleman has the raw brilliance that is so important for major sire success.”

Yankee Gentleman made his first start in March of 2002 at Gulfstream and cruised to an 11 length win over seven furlongs in 1:22 2/5.  Then he moved up to Belmont and led all the way to win a 1 1/16 mile feature by 5 lengths.

Yankee Gentleman won the six furlong Pirate’s Bounty Stakes at Del Mar by five in 1:07 4/5.  He earned a 117 Beyer and defeated Avanzado who came back to win a Grade 1 race in his next outing.

By Sire of Sires Storm Cat, Yankee Gentleman is out of Key Phrase, by Flying Paster, winner of her first five starts, all but her maiden race being stakes and including the Santa Monica Hcp (G1) and placing in the Santa Maria Hcp (G1) in her last start.

YANKEE GENTLEMAN has arrived at Airdrie Stud and is available for inspection.