Distorted Humor

Distorted Humor

Anne M. Eberhardt

Distorted Humor Sires 100th Stakes Winner

Stakes winner No. 100 is a full sister to grade I winner Commentator.

Distorted Humor , who stands at Kenny Troutt’s WinStar Farm near Versailles, Ky., reached the 100 mark by number of stakes winners when his daughter Savvy Supreme won the Classy Mirage Stakes for 3-year-old fillies at Belmont Park May 18. Making her first start since breaking her maiden at Gulfstream Park April 2, Savvy Supreme beat Soundwave by a half-length as the 1-5 favorite. Ridden by John Velazquez, she ran the six furlongs in 1:11.30 over a track labeled good and upped her career earnings to $69,525. Todd Pletcher trains.

“Distorted Humor has been at WinStar since its inception and has been a great stallion for us, as well as for the shareholders and the breeders,” said director of bloodstock Robert Hammond. “His consistency year in and year out has been tremendous and has provided WinStar with a number of successful horses.”

That is especially true in the case of Savvy Supreme, who races for WinStar and is a full sister to multiple grade I winner Commentator. Bred in Kentucky by Brereton C. Jones and Racehorse Management, Savvy Supreme was bought as a weanling by WinStar for $520,000 at the 2008 Keeneland November breeding stock sale from Jones’ nursery, Airdrie Stud, agent.

By Forty Niner, Distorted Humor has ranked as high as second on the leading sires’ list, doing so in 2005 and in 2009-10. He ranked third in 2007. He currently ranks fourth, with progeny earnings of more than $2.5 million.

Distorted Humor’s leading runners include Funny Cide, the 2003 champion 3-year-old male and Kentucky Derby (gr. I) and Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner, plus last year’s Belmont Stakes (gr. I) winner Drosselmeyer, who won the One Count Stakes at Belmont May 15. Distorted Humor’s 100 stakes winners include 38 graded or group winners.

Distorted Humor, who is out of the Danzig mare Danzig's Beauty, stands for $100,000.