Grade I winner and track record-setter Majesticperfection , rated the nation’s top sprinter by Daily Racing Form’s Mike Watchmaker, will enter stud in 2011 at Brereton C. Jones’ Airdrie Stud near Midway, Ky. The 4-year-old son of Airdrie stallion Harlan's Holiday was retired in early September.
Acquired by Satish and Anne Sanan’s Padua Stables at the 2008 Ocala Breeders’ Sales Co.’s April sale of 2-year-old in training, Majesticperfection was the sale’s second-highest-priced individual, selling for $370,000.
Trained by Steve Asmussen, Majesticperfection first stated his case as the nation’s top sprinter in the Iowa Sprint Handicap when he set a track record of 1:07.24 for six furlongs while recording a 117 Beyer Speed Figure. He then registered a 115 Beyer in winning the Alfred G. Vanderbilt Handicap (gr. I) at Saratoga in 1:08.63, defeating Big Drama and grade I winners Bribon and Gayego.
“We’ve long subscribed to the belief that brilliance is what makes most sires, and Majesticperfection was an absolutely brilliant racehorse,” Jones said. “He ran four races at six furlongs on a dry track, led at every step, and he never went slower than 1:08 3/5. We’ve never stood a stallion with the pure speed that this horse had, and when you look at the fact that he came home in :11 and change in those races, I don’t have any doubts he could’ve stretched out further. He’s been at the top of everyone’s top sprinter list for the last several months and I believe he is truly deserving of the Eclipse Award. Plus, he’s the kind of physical knockout that will get the commercial breeders excited as soon as they lay eyes on him.”
Majesticperfection won five of six races and earned $310,430. He is out of the Wavering Monarch mare Act So Noble.
A stud fee for Majesticperfection and all the Airdrie stallions will be announced shortly after the Breeder’s Cup.