Progeny of Freud

View more photos from our continuing magazine series training offspring of sires, featuring Freud this week. Read more in the July 19, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

In this continuing series from The Blood-Horse magazine, trainers of top horses sired by popular stallions share their views of Freud’s offspring. Bred in Kentucky by Orpendale, a breeding entity associated with Coolmore Stud interests, Freud is a full brother to three-time North American leading sire and six-time group I winner Giant’s Causeway, by Storm Cat, out of the Rahy mare Mariah’s Storm. The 16-year-old horse has been represented by 37 stakes winners, and his progeny have earned more than $30 million. Freud’s 2014 fee was $10,000. Read the full feature in the July 19, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse.

Photo: Barb Burleson/Sequel Stallions New York

Effie Trinket winning the Ticonderoga.

He [Freud] throws a very attractive horse. They may be a little bit blocky for some people. They have great hips and shoulders. They have been sound and have had no breathing issues. Effie has just been remarkable; very consistent.
-- Richard Violette Jr.

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Franny Freud wins the Prioress Stakes.

He [Freud] can get you any kind of horse--horses that can run on dirt, turf, synthetics, sprinters, route horses, etc. Franny Freud was an amazing filly; very versatile. She could run on any surface and was a grade I winner.
-- John P. Terranova II

 

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Freud's Notebook wins the Sonia's Scamp Stakes.

They [Freud offspring] make good racehorses, but they are not necessarily easy to train.
-- Linda Rice

 

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Photo: Adam Coglianese/NYRA

Future Prospect with Edgar Prado up wins the WinStar Kentucky Cup (gr. II) with General Quarters in second.

I was really fond of Future Prospect. He was a nice-sized horse who had had some gate issues early on, but once he matured a little bit, he was good to go. He was a true fighter. I won a New York-bred stakes with him, and he won a mile-and-an-eighth stakes in open company; he won on the dirt and Poly.
-- Mike Maker

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

General Maximus wins The Hudson at Belmont.

General Maximus was a New York-bred stakes winner who was an absolutely gorgeous horse...had a little bit of heat (personality-wise). It is just a trait they (Freud offspring) come with, but there are plenty of Freuds out there who are pretty level-headed and quiet.
-- John P. Terranova II

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Lovely Syn wins the Bouwerie.

They [Lovely Syn, The Funky Express] were both nice fillies to train and very manageable around the barn. They were even-tempered and never gave me any problems.
-- Dominick Schettino

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Photo: Coglianese Photos/Adam Mooshian

Hessonite wins the Ticonderoga Stakes with jockey Ramon Dominguez.

She did not train with any difficulties. She had good energy, a pretty good demeanor, and a huge turn of foot. He is a sire that will get a sprinter, a distance horse, or a dirt horse.
-- David Donk

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Photo: Coglianese Photo/Jessica Hansen

Lubash wins the West Point Stakes.

I got him as an older horse, and since I got him, he has been a top-class performer. He is a very sound and very tough horse. He is quite a character to train. He has a lot more energy than the normal horse, so you have to  figure out how to get him to expend that energy without hurting himself.
-- Christophe Clement

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Mah Jong Maddnes wins the Mount Vernon Stakes.

I know some are reluctant to breed to him because the foals have a tendency to be on the tough side, but I have not found that to be the case. You just have to figure them out. The ones I’ve had have gotten better as they’ve gotten older.
-- John Morrison

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Photo: Coglianese Photos/Joe Labozzetta

Meriwether Jessica wins the Yaddo Stakes.

Meriwether Jessica was an absolute sweetheart. She was a doll to be around, to race, and to train.
-- Linda Rice

She [Effie Trinket] is a much smaller horse than Jessica, with a very good hip and shoulder; great eyes. You rarely have to show them something more than once. They want their space; they are not pets. They just don’t want to be messed with, and you honor that. The stall is their domain, and their attitude is “if you want to play with somebody, go play with somebody else.
-- Richard Violette Jr.

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Photo: Coglianese Photos/Charles Mann

Miss Narcissist wins the Joseph A. Gimma Stakes.

Miss Narcissist attempted to buck the rider off in the post parade first time out.
-- Linda Rice

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Tamberino wins the New York Stallion Staten Island Stakes at Aqueduct.

Tamberino was a very fast filly…Tamberino was very sound and a very good-legged filly up front. These [Tamberino, So N So, Mighty Eros] were the only Freuds I have had, and all could really run. All three of them were pretty high-strung. You couldn’t put an amateur rider on any of them. They were aggressive.
-- Thomas Bush

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The Funky Express wins the New York Stallion Series Stakes.

They [The Funky Express, Lovely Syn] were both nice fillies to train and very manageable around the barn. They were even-tempered and never gave me any problems.  One was four-for-four, and one was three-for-four.
-- Dominick Schettino

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Uncle T Seven and Ramon Dominguez capture The Times Square Division at Aqueduct Race Track.

I look for them because you can get a good horse (by Freud). I have had no problem getting them to go up to 1 1⁄8 miles.
-- John Morrison

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