Questroyal North has announced the addition of multiple grade II winner and two-time track record-setter Lewis Michael to its stallion band near Stillwater, N.Y.
Lewis Michael by Rahy—Juestenuffheart, by Broad Brush, previously stood at Three Chimneys Farm near Midway, Ky. Lewis Michael will stand for $3,000, payable when the foals stands and nurses, as the property of owner Frank Calabrese.
Homebred Lewis Michael compiled a record of 7-6-2 in 23 starts and earned $811,714 for Calabrese. During his career he won on dirt, turf, and all-weather tracks, including a victory in the Pat O'Brien Handicap (gr. II) at Del Mar in which he set a seven-furlong track record of 1:21.17 that still stands. He scored a 4 3/4-length victory in the Washington Park Handicap (gr. II) at Arlington Park as well, setting a track record of 1:55.17 for 1 3/16 miles which also still stands.
Lewis Michael comes from a powerful female family. His full sister, Dreaming of Anna, was champion 2-year-old filly after her victory in the Breeders' Cup Juvenile Fillies (gr. I), and a half brother, Justenuffhumor , was a multiple graded stakes winner with earnings of $533,900. His dam, Justenuffheart, is a half sister to Kitten's Joy , the leading sire in North America in 2013 with progeny earnings of more than $11.3 million and 24 stakes winners, and to multiple grade I winner and $1.9 million earner Precious Kitten.
He'll be available for inspection at Questroyal North at the farm's stallion show Jan. 25.