A half-brother to grade I winner Sharp Cat, 11-year-old Royal Anthem is by Theatrical out of 1998 Kentucky Broodmare of the Year In Neon (by Ack Ack).
Royal Anthem, a major runner in England and North America, has been relocated from the U.S. to Ireland to stand at Tullogher House Stud in County Kilkenny.Bred in Kentucky by John Franks, Royal Anthem stood the last six years at Rick Trontz' Hopewell Farm near Midway, Ky. All five of his stakes winners are added-money winners this year. His runners have earned $2.8 million.Racing for Prince Ahmed Salman's The Thoroughbred Corp., Royal Anthem scored major wins in the Juddmonte International Stakes (Eng-I), Canadian International Stakes (Can-IT), and Gulfstream Park Breeders' Cup Handicap (gr. IT), and ran second in the Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. IT). He won six of a dozen races and earned $1,876,876.