Grasshopper

Dixie Union - Grass Skirt, by Mr. Prospector

2004, dkb/br, 16.0 hands, entered stud 2011

WON THE GRADED MINESHAFT H.
2ND G1 TRAVERS S. BY 1/2 LENGTH.
5 WINS, $848,852, 7 STAKES WINS OR
PLACINGS. BROTHER TO 2 SWS.

2017 FEE: $3,500 Live Foal

(payable October 1 of year bred)

Standing at Valor Farm, Pilot Point, TX

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

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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)
SUPERMASON 5 yo, g, SW Midway Road
Premiere S. ( 4/20/2017, $50,000, 6 1/2 furlongs, 1:16.38, Lone Star Park ) Replay
3rd Spirit of Texas S. ( 3/13/2017, $50,000, 6 furlongs, 1:10.58, Sam Houston Race Park ) Replay
TEXAS CHROME 4 yo, c, G3W Naevus
2nd Steve Sexton Mile S. (gr. III, 5/7/2017, $200,000, 1 mile, 1:36.86, Lone Star Park ) Replay
Lonesome Wind 5 yo, g, SPL Dehere
2nd Star of Texas S. ( 3/14/2017, $50,000, 1 mile, 1:37.17, Sam Houston Race Park ) Replay
AOC ( 2/20/2017, $21,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:45.23, Sam Houston Race Park ) Replay
Carradine 3 yo, c, SPL Maria's Mon
2nd Gander S. ( 1/28/2017, $100,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:43.31, Aqueduct ) Replay
AOC ( 3/10/2017, $67,000, 1 1/16 miles, 1:48.65, Aqueduct ) Replay
Shakemygrass 4 yo, g, WNR Kingmambo
ALW ( 4/23/2017, $22,000, 1 mile, 1:41.97, Lone Star Park ) Replay
CLM ( 3/7/2017, $5,640, Sam Houston Race Park )
Break Free 4 yo, g, SPL Summer Squall
ALW ( 3/5/2017, $4,800, Fonner Park )
Soul Affair 4 yo, f, WNR Perfect Soul (IRE)
ALW ( 1/27/2017, $20,000, 1 mile 70 Yards, 1:43.94, Sam Houston Race Park ) Replay
Caelifera 4 yo, g, WNR Valid Expectations
CLM ( 5/15/2017, $5,400, Finger Lakes )
Quick Rae Rae 3 yo, f, WNR Star Programmer
MSW ( 5/8/2017, $22,000, 6 furlongs, 1:12.37, Louisiana Downs ) Replay
Tolerable 4 yo, g, WNR Valid Expectations
MCL ( 4/28/2017, $5,280, Lone Star Park )

Leading Runners Worldwide

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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
Texas Chrome $887,962
Supermason $284,580
Carradine $156,100
Lonesome Wind $92,431
Valid Pursuit $80,092
Break Free $69,396
Moon Hopper $62,511
Pop Song $54,618
Grass Court $48,606
Tickled by Elmo $45,390

By Current Year Earnings

Name Earnings
Carradine $67,700
Texas Chrome $45,500
Supermason $41,380
Lonesome Wind $27,480
Valid Pursuit $23,160
Quick Rae Rae $20,900
Shakemygrass $16,597
Skirtalicious $14,754
Moon Hopper $14,068
Crickadee $13,690

By Class Performance Index

Name CPI

Upcoming North American Race Entries

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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
7 Alpha Sue
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Forty Nine Alpha
MSW
5/25/2017, Race 4, Evangeline Downs, $22,000, 6f
120
  • Filemon T. Rodriguez
  • Tina Rena Hurley
  • Joanne E. Schapiro
  • Sandra Montgomery and Joanne E. Schapiro
6 Comanche Hopper
  • 3 yo Gelding
  • Comanche Wind
MSW
5/26/2017, Race 1, Lone Star Park, $21,000, 1mi
118
  • Sasha Risenhoover
  • Terry Eoff
  • Jeanne Bruce & Jim Taylor
  • Johnny Evans & Terry Eoff
5 Texas Chrome
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Margarita Mistress
Lone Star Park H. (gr. 3)
5/28/2017, Race 9, Lone Star Park, $200,000, 1 1/16mi
121
  • Ricardo Santana, Jr.
  • J. R. Caldwell
  • Craig D. Upham
  • Keene Thoroughbreds LLC

Grasshopper's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

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Stallions whose progeny performance statistics make them the top 100 sires nationally or among the top 25 leadings sires in a given state are listed with runners, winners, stakes winners, stakes wins, graded stakes winners, grade I stakes winners, chief earner, and aggregate earnings identified for the current year. The same data for the previous year is also presented if the sire met the ranking thresholds. All data except stakes and graded stakes represents Northern Hemisphere data; stakes information is worldwide.
  Rankings Rnrs Wnrs SWs SWins GSWs G1SWs Chief Earner Earnings
2017 39 16 1 1 0 0 Carradine ($67,700) $371,748
2016 49 24 2 6 1 0 Texas Chrome ($659,900) $1,393,652

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

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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.
2017 2016
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 0 0 0 3 3 3 10 4
Total Average $0 $0 $0 $26,500 $6,733 $2,000 $6,400 $12,625
Total Median $0 $0 $0 $20,000 $6,700 $2,100 $2,350 $10,500
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $0 (0) n/a $2,000 (3) $7,400 (7) $15,667 (3)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $0 (0) $26,500 (3) n/a $0 (0) $4,067 (3) $0 (0)

Grasshopper's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

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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.

Grasshopper's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

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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 Co. 2017 June Sale of Two-Year-Olds in Training and Horses of Racing Age

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
315 c 2015 2 Grasshopper Safflower Uncle Abbie Gabe Rispo

Pedigree

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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.

Grasshopper

Dixie Union Dixieland Band Northern Dancer
Mississippi Mud
She's Tops Capote
She's a Talent
Grass Skirt Mr. Prospector Raise a Native
Gold Digger
Balinese Nijinsky II
Homespun

Inbreeding

4S X 2D Mr. Prospector; 3S X 4D Northern Dancer.

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 2 1 1 0 $40,012
3 5 2 2 ( 2 ) 1 $378,520
4 7 1 ( 1 ) 3 ( 3 ) 1 ( 1 ) $401,820
5 3 0 0 0 $0
6 2 1 0 0 $25,800
7 2 0 0 0 $2,700
Totals 21 5 6 2 $848,852

Won at 2

  • A maiden special weight race at Churchill Downs

    (8.5f, D, defeating Forty Grams, Righteous, Bianchi's Boy, Winyah, West Coast Offense, Lemon Custard, Bronze Tribute, Gold Sterling, Scooter D, Mutadda, Flashstorm).

Won at 3

  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (6f, D, defeating Vicarian, Sumfun, Tricky Mon, Gstaad, Kiln Creek, Grease Monkey, Stryker, All Luck, National Day, Mister Cugat).
  • An allowance optional claiming race at Saratoga

    (9f, D, defeating Smokeyjonessutton, Mister Triester, Deputy Indy, Extreme Supreme, Hunting, Sharp Attack, Menacing, Soaring By).

2nd at 3

  • Travers S. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (10f, D, to Street Sense, defeating Helsinki, Sightseeing, C P West, Loose Leaf, For You Reppo).
  • Super Derby (gr. II) at Louisiana Downs

    (9f, D, to Going Ballistic, defeating Past the Point, Leonnatus Anteas, Strong City, Beta Capo, Forty Acres, Point Gold, Cajun Conquest).

Won at 4

  • Mineshaft H. (gr. III) at Fair Grounds

    (8.5f, D, defeating Silver Lord, Magna Graduate, Better Than Bonds, Encaustic, Stonehouse, Island Warrior).

2nd at 4

  • New Orleans H. (gr. II) at Fair Grounds

    (9f, D, to Circular Quay, defeating Reporting for Duty, Brass Hat, Magna Graduate, Silver Lord).
  • Philip H. Iselin S. (gr. III) at Monmouth Park

    (9f, D, to Honest Man, defeating Kiss the Kid, Gottcha Gold, Cuba, Actin Good, Five Steps, Pleasant Strike).
  • Westchester H. (gr. III) at Belmont Park

    (8f, D, to Divine Park, defeating Sightseeing, Miner's Lamp, Mr. Umphrey, Saint Daimon).

3rd at 4

  • Whitney H. (gr. I) at Saratoga

    (9f, D, to Commentator, Student Council, defeating Notional, Rising Moon, Merchant Marine, Solar Flare (ARG), A. P. Arrow, Timber Reserve, Tasteyville, Cowtown Cat).

Won at 6

  • An allowance optional claiming race at Gulfstream Park

    (8f, D, defeating Gentleman James, Arson Squad, Diamond Stripes, Colonial Causeway, Buddy's Humor, Delosvientos).

Farm Information

Valor Farm

Ken Carson, General Manager, Valor Farm, P.O. Box 966, Pilot Point, TX 76258. Phone (940) 686-5552. Fax (940) 686-2179.

E-mail: kencarson@valorfarm.com

Web Site: www.valorfarm.com