, a grade I winner and millionaire, will stand in 2007 at Tom and Debbie Stull's Tommy Town Thoroughbreds near Santa Ynez, Calif. The 16-year son of Kris S. has sired 30 horses that have won or placed in stakes.
Winner of the 1993 Haskell Invitational Handicap (gr. I), Kissin Kris is represented by graded winners Kiss a Native, Cellars Shiraz, Hasty Kris, and Smoocher among his 11 added-money winners. Kiss a Native was a Canadian champion and millionaire, and Cellars Shiraz captured seven stakes in Florida in 2002. Hasty Kris' big win came in the 2005 San Carlos Handicap (gr. II) at Santa Anita.
Kissin Kris topped the $2-million mark in progeny earnings four consecutive years. He has progeny earnings of $1.3 million this year and career progeny earnings of $14.7 million.
During his racing career, Kissin Kris placed in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I) Stakes on his way to earnings $1,616,936. He is out of the Your Alibhai mare Toes Forward.
Kissin Kris was bought by Suarez Racing from Doug Arnold, at whose Buck Pond Farm near Lexington he last stood. His 2007 fee is $5,000.