Turf Stallions: Going Green

"Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America.

"Going Green" is a feature published in the March 8, 2014 issue of The Blood-Horse. The feature examines why turf sires may be making a comeback in North America. The following images are a few of the sires mentioned in the feature.

Photo: Wally Skalij

Acclamation excelled on turf and Polytrack in Southern California.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Acclamation stands at Old English Rancho in California.

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2005 Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) winner Artie Schiller, who stands at WinStar Farm, is a son of El Prado.

Photo: Lee P. Thomas

Courageous Cat in the Hall of Fame Stakes (gr. IIT), one of his four graded stakes wins on the turf.

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Photo: Adam Coglianese

Courageous Cat covered 70 mares last year at Questroyal North in New York.

Photo: Lee P. Thomas

Data Link earned $831,335 primarily running on the turf, including victory in the 2012 Maker's 46 Mile Stakes (gr. IT).

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Data Link stands at Claiborne Farm, which also stands his sire, War Front.

Photo: Courtesy Claiborne Farm

Denman, who was a group I winner on the turf in Australian, entered stud in that country in 2011.

Photo: Photos by Z

Denman was brought over by Darley in 2014 to stand the Northern Hemishere season alongside his sire Lonhro.

Photo: Courtesy of Darley

Einsten was a graded stakes winner on turf, dirt, and synthetic.

Photo: Equi-Photo/Ryan McAlinden

Einstein, who stands at Adena Springs, is a son of 1985 Kentucky Derby (gr. I) winner Spend a Buck.

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Photo: Mallory Haigh

Gio Ponti did most of his running on the grass, but also finished 2nd to Zenyatta on the All-Weather at Santa Anita in the Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Gio Ponti, who stands at Castleton Lyons Farm, is by Tale of the Cat and is out of the Alydar mare Chipeta Springs.

Photo: Joy Gilbert

Hat Trick, who stands at Gainesway, was a Japanese Champion on the grass, but is a son of Sunday Silence, a duel classic winner on dirt.

Photo: Joy Gilbert

Kitten's Joy and jockey Edgar Prado win the Firecracker Breeders' Cup Handicap at Churchill Downs.

Photo: Four Footed Fotos

Kitten's Joy stands at Ramsey Farm and holds a lifetime progeny earning of over $29 million dollars.

Photo: Joy B. Gilbert

2004 Australian Horse of the Year Lonhro is a proven sire in Australia.

Photo: Tom Hall

Lonhro stood his first Northern Hemisphere season at Darley in 2012.

Photo: Courtesy of Darley

Mizzen Mast, a son of Cozzene, was a graded stakes winner on the turf and dirt.

Photo: Benoit Photo

Mizzen Mast, who entered stud in 2003, stands at Juddmonte Farms in Kentucky.

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Paddy O'Prado, a grade I winner on grass, finished 2nd in the Toyota Blue Grass Stakes (gr. I) on Polytrack, and 3rd in the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) on dirt.

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Photo: Mathea Kelley

Paddy O'Prado, whose oldest offspring are yearlings of 2014, stands at Spendthrift Farm.

Photo: Louise E. Reinagel

Grade I winner Perfect Soul earned all of his $1,527,764 on the turf.

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Photo: Anne M. Eberhardt

Perfect Soul, a son of Sadler's Wells, stands at Darby Dan Farm.

Photo: Courtesy of Darby Dan Farm

Grade I turf winner Point of Entry stands his first season in 2014 at Adena Springs.

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Photo: Dave Harmon

Treasure Beach was a group I winner on the turf in Europe, and won the Secretariat Stakes (gr. IT) at Arlington Park.

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Photo: Caroline Norris

Treasure Beach, a son of Galileo, entered stud in 2014 at Pleasant Acres Stallions in Florida.

Photo: Serita Hult

War Front, a son of Danzig, did his running on the dirt.

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Photo: Skip Dickstein

However, War Front, who stands at Claiborne Farm, first gained worldwide acclaim as a sire of turf runners.

Photo: Courtesy of Claiborne Farms

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