Birdstone

Grindstone - Dear Birdie, by Storm Bird

2001, b, entered stud 2005

2 Champions in His First Crop
KY Derby Winner Mine That Bird
In 2015: G1 Winner Noble Bird,
BC Juvenile Runner-up Swipe

2016 FEE: $5,000 Live Foal / Stands & Nurses

(or complimentary for approved mares)

Standing at Gainesway, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed for each sire. Runners represent the stallion’s top performers for the year and are displayed according to a hierarchy that gives first preference to the date, graded stakes, stakes, and then non-stakes races. These are sorted by best performance. Older results will remain listed if no new performances occur to replace them. At the beginning of a new year, this section will display the top performers for the previous year through March 31 but a preference is given to current year runners. Each horse listed is linked to additional information including pedigree, sale history, race chart (with video and recap when available). Race data include distance in furlongs; final time of race; and track code. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services.
Horse Age/Sex/Best Win Broodmare Sire Race (Stakes Grade if Applicable; Date; Purse; Distance; Time; Track)
NOBLE BIRD 5 yo, h, G1W Tiznow
Pimlico Special H. (gr. III, 5/20/2016, $300,000, 1 3/16 miles, 1:55.18, Pimlico ) Replay
2nd Ben Ali S. (gr. III, 4/16/2016, $200,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.57, Keeneland ) Replay
CLASSY BIRD 3 yo, c, SW Sky Classic
Crescent City Derby ( 3/26/2016, $75,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:46.33, Fair Grounds ) Replay
MSW ( 1/7/2016, $40,000, 1 mile, 1:40.86, Fair Grounds ) Replay
MEXIKOMA 5 yo, h, SW Toccet
Sunshine Millions Classic S. ( 1/16/2016, $250,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:48.19, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
3rd Donn H. (gr. I, 2/6/2016, $500,000, 1 1/8 miles, 1:47.89, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
BLUE TONE 7 yo, g, SW Cartwright
2nd Santana Mile S. ( 4/2/2016, $75,000, 1 mile, 1:35.56, Santa Anita Park ) Replay
Larry Birdstone 5 yo, g, WNR Smart Strike
STR ( 5/6/2016, $18,000, Santa Anita Park )
The Morning Guys 5 yo, g, WNR Giant's Causeway
STR ( 1/21/2016, $14,400, Penn National )
Bird Quest 3 yo, g, WNR Petionville
MCL ( 5/21/2016, $10,200, Delaware Park )
Storm Bell 5 yo, g, WNR Storm Cat
MCL ( 5/20/2016, $9,720, Penn National )
Back to Toga 4 yo, f, WNR Seattle Slew
MCL ( 5/14/2016, $5,820, Finger Lakes )
Q T Bird 4 yo, f, WNR Mineshaft
MCL ( 5/13/2016, $6,300, Penn National )

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
Up to 10 runners are listed in each category: Lifetime Earnings, Current Year Earnings, and Class Performance Index (CPI). Lifetime Earnings and Current Year Earnings include Northern Hemisphere winnings. CPI is the average earnings per start for an individual runner divided by the average earnings per start for all horses of the same crop and gender that raced in the same country for a given year.

By Lifetime Earnings

Name Earnings
Summer Bird $2,323,040
Mine That Bird $2,228,637
Noble Bird $755,785
Stoneware $640,418
Birdrun $622,816
Swipe $608,930
Thank You Marylou $444,292
Blue Tone $375,300
Florida Won $365,687
Mexikoma $339,054

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Stoneware $298,043
Noble Bird $224,507
Mexikoma $195,750
Classy Bird $73,510
Testosterstone $50,410
The Morning Guys $38,071
Ring Knocker $34,800
Honeydukes $30,303
Golden Rings $27,870
McMullen County $26,129

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Bird Quest (3 yo/g) Petionville MCL, Delaware Park (1st , 5 1/2 Furlongs, 5/21) n/a Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
This section lists the progeny entered in an upcoming race in North America (U.S., Canada, and Puerto Rico) for the subject stallion. Weekly entries are published as soon as they are available through Equibase and are only for races that meet the following purse thresholds: All stakes $50,000 and up; allowance races for $30,000 and up; claiming and optional claiming for $50,000 and up; maiden special weights for $20,000 and up; and, maiden claiming races worth $20,000 or more. For each runner is listed its post position, name, age and sex, and name of the dam. Race data includes the race type or name (applicable to stakes), race date, race number, track, purse, distance, assigned weight, jockey, trainer, breeder and owner.
Post Horse / Age / Sex / Dam Race Wt Jockey / Trainer Breeder / Owner
3 Florida Won
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Grand Portege
Eclipse S. (gr. 2)
5/28/2016, Race 8, Woodbine, $200,000, 1 1/16mi
120
  • Patrick Husbands
  • Mark E. Casse
  • Gainesway Thoroughbreds Ltd.
  • Live Oak Plantation
3 Duchess Bird
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Tale of the Queen
AOC
5/28/2016, Race 7, Parx Racing, $51,000, 6f
118
  • Anthony Salgado
  • Marcos Zulueta
  • Marylou Whitney Stables LLC
  • Morris E. Kernan Jr. & M-Z Racing Partnership
5 The Morning Guys
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Fee Fi Fo Fum
ALW
5/29/2016, Race 8, Parx Racing, $44,000, 1mi 70y
113
  • Ever Argueta
  • Mario Serey, Jr.
  • Smart Angle
  • Robert Reidy
14 Antebellum
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Forest Legacy
MCL
5/29/2016, Race 9, Belmont Park, $41,000, 7f (T)
118
  • Irad Ortiz, Jr.
  • Kiaran P. McLaughlin
  • Farm III Enterprises LLC
  • Zilla Racing Stables
11 Blue Tone
  • 7 yo Gelding
  • Princess Cart
All American S. (gr. 3)
5/30/2016, Race 6, Golden Gate Fields, $100,000, 1mi
122
  • Kent J. Desormeaux
  • Robert B. Hess, Jr.
  • Far View Stables
  • Schroeder Farms LLC, Engelberg or Steeper

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
Summary sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all significant sales in the Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially. Below the summary results are links to worldwide hip-by-hip results for the major sales during the current year and two previous years. An online database with access to more detailed searches is available at www.bloodhorse.com/auctions-tool/. Recent Results Displays hip-by-hip sales results for the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares from the past two months; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed.
2016 2015
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 0 0 4 4 1 10 10
Total Average $14,850 $0 $0 $20,250 $5,350 $20,000 $47,700 $81,711
Total Median $14,850 $0 $0 $14,500 $5,600 $20,000 $32,500 $57,500
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $26,000 (2) n/a $20,000 (1) $65,714 (7) $100,102 (6)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $14,500 (2) n/a $0 (0) $5,667 (3) $54,125 (4)

Birdstone's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.

No Northern Hemisphere sales activity to date.

Birdstone's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
North American auction listings are included for the progeny and covered mares of all featured stallions. Expand each sale by clicking the + symbol to the left of the sale name. Entries include hip number, name (when applicable), sex, year of birth, type [A=stallion; B=broodmare; C=stallion season; D=broodmare prospect; E=racing or broodmare prospect; F=racing or stallion prospect; G=stallion prospect; H=horse; I=racing prospect; S=stallion share; W=weanling; Y=yearling; 2 (or other numeral)=age of hip], sire, dam, broodmare sire, and consignor. Cover sire information is available for broodmares that have been bred by hovering the cursor over the “B” designation.

Ocala Breeders' Sales Company June 2016 Two-Year-Olds & Horses of Racing Age Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
199 f 2014 2 Birdstone Delightful Storm Gulf Storm Abbie Road Farm (Lisa McGreevy), Agent II

Pedigree

What's This?
A brief pedigree is accompanied by a notation of inbreeding within five generations. Below the sire’s name are two links—“Download Stallion Register Pages” goes to the stallion’s current Stallion Register print pages in PDF (if made available by the subscribing farm) and the equineline.com “Reports” link goes to a list of reports available from The Jockey Club’s equineline.com service.

Birdstone

Grindstone Unbridled Fappiano
Gana Facil
Buzz My Bell Drone
Chateaupavia
Dear Birdie Storm Bird Northern Dancer
South Ocean
Hush Dear Silent Screen
You All

Race Record

What's This?
Sales results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares for the current year to date and the past year; data include results of all sales in Northern Hemisphere. Information is updated daily and reflects official results as recorded by The Jockey Club Information Services; records of sales outside of North America may be delayed and will appear only when recorded officially.
Age Starts 1st (SW) 2nd (SP) 3rd (SP) Earned
2 3 2 ( 1 ) 0 0 $339,000
3 6 3 ( 2 ) 0 0 $1,236,600
Totals 9 5 0 0 $1,575,600

Won at 2

  • Champagne S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (8.5f, D, defeating Chapel Royal, Dashboard Drummer, Paddington, Notorious Rogue, Read the Footnotes, Midnight Express).
  • A maiden special weight race at Saratoga

    (6f, D, defeating Bold Love, Hornshope, My Buddy My Pal, Monopoly Money, Temescal Ridge, Tynan, Ten Pound Bay, Single File).

Won at 3

  • Belmont S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, D, defeating Smarty Jones, Royal Assault, Eddington, Rock Hard Ten, Tap Dancer, Master David, Caiman, Purge).
  • Travers S. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (10f, D, defeating The Cliff's Edge, Eddington, Purge, Sir Shackleton, Suave, Lion Heart).
  • An allowance race at Gulfstream Park

    (8.32f, D, defeating Capejinsky, Caiman, Smoocher, Farnum Alley, All True).

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Birdstone is the sire of 39 dams of 47 named foals of racing age, 20 rnrs (43%), 12 wnrs (26%), 4 2yo wnrs (9%), 1.23 AEI, 1.61 CI; 0 sw, Leading Earner: River Rocks ($322,350).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Gainesway

Michael Hernon, Annette Covault, Gainesway, 3750 Paris Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. Phone (859) 293-2676. Fax (859) 299-9371.

Web Site: www.gainesway.com