New Sires for 2004 (Cont.)
Updated: Tuesday, December 9, 2003 2:55 PM
Posted: Tuesday, December 9, 2003 2:52 PM
(1999, Danzig--Alywow, by Alysheba, $12,500, Wintergreen Stallion Station, Midway, Ky.). A grade II winner and a group II winner in Ireland, Century City came within a length of winning the NetJets Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) in a third-place effort and ran second to Rock of Gibraltar in the Entenmanns Irish Two Thousand Guineas (Ire-I). A $2.2-million Goffs yearling, he was produced from Canadian Horse of the Year Alywow. Proud Citizen
(1999, Gone West--Drums Of Freedom, by Green Forest, $12,500, Airdrie Stud, Midway, Ky.). Proud Citizen was a colt to be reckoned with in the spring of his 3-year-old season. He captured the Coolmore Lexington Stakes (gr. II) at Keeneland, then ran second in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and third in the Preakness Stakes (gr. I). As a 2-year-old, Proud Citizen won a maiden race by 9 1/4 lengths at Belmont Park in his second start. Proud Citizen's dam is a half-sister to four stakes winners, and his third dam is Northern Dancer's full sister. D'wildcat
(1998, Forest Wildcat--D'Enough, by D'Accord, $10,000/ Canadian funds, Windfields Farm, Oshawa, Ontario, Canada). It didn't take long for grade I winner D'wildcat to show his speed. He registered a 109 Beyer Speed Figure off a 1:08.76 win at six furlongs as a 3-year-old in his second career start. D'wildcat later won the Frank J. De Francis Memorial Dash Stakes (gr. I), plus the Churchill Downs Handicap (gr. II, by way of disqualification) and the Swale Stakes (gr. III) by 101/2 lengths. Another stakes win came on turf. Kafwain
(2000, Cherokee Run--Swazi's Moment, by Moment of Hope, $10,000, Darley at Jonabell, Lexington, Ky.). Kafwain, the co-third highest-weighted juvenile on the 2002 Experimental Free Handicap for males, was a grade II winner both years of racing. He won the Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) as a 2-year-old, and the San Vicente Stakes (gr. II) at three, registering a 115 Beyer Speed Figure off his time of 1:21.12 for seven furlongs. Kafwain also captured the Best Pal Stakes (gr. III), and placed in the Bessemer Trust Breeders' Cup Juvenile (gr. I), Santa Anita Derby (gr. I), and Del Mar Futurity (gr. II). Posse
(2000, Silver Deputy--Raska, by Rahy, $10,000, Vinery, Lexington, Ky.). Three of his five stakes wins came in graded events, including the Riva Ridge Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. II). Posse came close to equaling a track record at the Keeneland spring meeting in a 131/2-length score as a 2-year-old and set one for five furlongs in :57.35 at Fair Grounds this year. Fourth in the Breeders' Cup Sprint (gr. I), he won the Nov. 27 Thanksgiving Handicap at Fair Grounds and might contest the Dec. 26 Malibu Stakes (gr. I). Sligo Bay
(1998, Sadler's Wells--Angelic Song, by Halo, $10,000, Adena Springs Kentucky, Midway, Ky.). Sligo Bay's owner, Frank Stronach, hopes the son of Sadler's Wells proves as successful as Sadler's Wells' son, El Prado, who stands at Adena Springs and led the general sires list in 2002. Campaigned initially in his native Ireland, Sligo Bay won the Cinema Handicap (gr. IIIT) in his U.S. debut and later captured the Hollywood Turf Cup Stakes (gr. IT). His dam is a full sister to champions Glorious Song (dam of Rahy and Singspiel) and Devil's Bag as well as Saint Ballado. Volponi
(1998, Cryptoclearance--Prom Knight, by Sir Harry Lewis, $10,000, Hopewell Farm, Midway, Ky.). Volponi's victory in the 2002 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) by 61/2 lengths was the lengthiest in Classic history. Volponi won three other graded stakes and placed in 10 graded stakes. He retired with $3,187,232 in earnings. Yankee Gentleman
(1999, Storm Cat--Key Phrase, by Flying Paster, $10,000, Airdrie Stud, Midway, Ky.). Yankee Gentleman recorded one of the year's highest Beyer Speed Figures, a 117, in winning the six-furlong Pirate's Bounty Handicap at Del Mar. An 11-length winner first time out, Yankee Gentleman is out of grade I winner Key Phrase, and his second dam is a half-sister to one of California's all-time top sires, Pirate's Bounty. Sunday Break
(1999, Forty Niner--Catequil, by Storm Cat, $8,500, Gainesway Farm, Lexington, Ky.). Japanese-bred Sunday Break won the Peter Pan Stakes (gr. II) and placed in the Belmont (gr. I) and Wood Memorial (gr. I) Stakes as well as the Arcadia Handicap (gr. IIT). He is a half-brother to Japanese champion Phalaenopsis, and his second dam is grade I winner Pacific Princess. Lido Palace
(1997, Rich Man's Gold--Sonada, by Quick Decision, $8,500, Lambholm South, Reddick, Fla.) A grandson of Forty Niner and a Chilean Horse of the Year, Lido Palace accomplished what only Sword Dancer, Kelso, Forego, Slew o' Gold, and Cigar did before: Win the Woodward Stakes (gr. I) more than once. Lido Palace won the race in 2001 and 2002 on his way to earning a career total of $2,705,865. Trust N Luck
(2000, Montbrook--Bold Burst, by Dahar, $8,500, Vinery, Lexington, Ky.). A grade I winner, Trust N Luck is the co-holder of the highest Beyer Speed Figure for a 2-year-old. He earned a 110 Beyer in winning the 2002 What a Pleasure Stakes at Calder Race Course. Trust N Luck, whose grade I win came in the Fountain of Youth Stakes, ran second to Empire Maker in the Florida Derby (gr. I). Canoe
(1996, Meadowlake--Masked Moment, by For The Moment, $7,500, Weber Farm, Vacaville, Calif.). This durable runner was a winner all six years he raced and concluded his career with 38 wins or placings and $135,369 in earnings. His second dam is out of co-champion Summer Scandal. Changeintheweather
(1999, Gone West--Meteor Colony, by Pleasant Colony, $7,500, Pin Oak Stud, Versailles, Ky.). Changeintheweather won the 2001 Grey Breeders' Cup Stakes (Can-I) and shared co-highweight on the Canadian Free Handicap for 2-year-olds. He also was a stakes winner in the U.S., and placed in four graded stakes north and south of the border. His dam, Meteor Colony, is a full sister to champion Pleasant Stage. Essence of Dubai
(1999, Pulpit--Epitome, by Summing, $7,500, Hartley/De Renzo Walmac South, Ocala, Fla.). A $2.3-million Keeneland September yearling, Essence of Dubai was a group II winner in Dubai and a two-time grade II winner in the U.S. His U.S. victories came in the Norfolk Stakes (gr. II) and Super Derby (gr. II). He is out of champion and Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I) winner Epitome. Najran
(1999, Runaway Groom--Line Command, by Capote, $7,500, Hopewell Farm, Midway, Ky.). Najran equaled Dr. Fager's American record for a mile on dirt in winning the Westchester Handicap (gr. III) in 1:32.24 at Belmont Park, and closed out his career with a win in the six-furlong Phoenix Breeders' Cup Stakes (gr. III) in 1:08.32 at Keeneland. Rock Slide
(1998, A.P. Indy--Prospectors Delite, by Mr. Prospector, $7,500, Maryland Stallion Station at Shamrock Farms, Woodbine, Md.). A full brother to Horse of the Year contender Mineshaft, Rock Slide boasts a stakes win on both dirt and turf among his nine career wins. He is one of five stakes winners from his dam. Whywhywhy
(2000, Mr. Greeley--Thorough Fair, by Quiet American, $7,500, Spendthrift Farm, Lexington, Ky.). One of the best 2-year-olds of his generation, Whywhywhy won the Futurity (gr. I) and Sanford (gr. II) Stakes, plus the Flash Stakes at five furlongs in :57.10. He joins his sire at Spendthrift. Continued...
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