Pegasus Parade, part 2

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Following are brief profiles of the 37 select stallion prospects, starting with the highest-priced stud fees.

Fusaichi Pegasus (1997, Mr. Prospector--Angel Fever, by Danzig, $150,000, Ashford Stud, Versailles, Ky.). Fusaichi Pegasus was sold for a sale-topping $4 million at the 1998 Keeneland July yearling sale, and earned back $1,994,400 of his purchase price on the racetrack. His dam is a full sister to Preakness Stakes (gr. I) winner and successful sire Pine Bluff and a half-sister to grade I winner Demons Begone.

Lemon Drop Kid (1996, Kingmambo--Charming Lassie, by Seattle Slew, $100,000, Lane's End Farm, Versailles, Ky.). A strong candidate for an Eclipse Award as best older male, Lemon Drop Kid was a grade I winner all three years he raced and a $3,245,370-earner. He captured the Futurity Stakes (gr. I) at two, the Belmont (gr. I) and Travers (gr. I) Stakes at three, and the Whitney Handicap (gr. I) and Woodward Stakes (gr. I) in consecutive starts in 2000. His dam's half-sister, Kentucky Broodmare of the Year Weekend Surprise, produced Horse of the Year and prominent stallion A.P. Indy and classic winner and successful sire Summer Squall.

War Chant (1997, Danzig--Hollywood Wildcat, by Kris S., $75,000, Three Chimneys Farm, Midway, Ky.) Millionaire War Chant was a top performer on dirt, but once he was placed on the turf, he turned into an equine warrior. Following a victory in the Oak Tree Breeders' Cup Mile Stakes (gr. IIT) in his grass debut, he faced an international field in the Breeders' Cup Mile (gr. IT) and came home a winner in a four-horse blanket finish. War Chant's dam, Hollywood Wildcat, was 1993 champion 3-year-old filly after winning the Breeders' Cup Distaff (gr. I).

Cat Thief (1996, Storm Cat--Train Robbery, by Alydar, $35,000, Overbrook Farm, Lexington). Cat Thief never got much of a breather during three years of racing, yet finished in the top three in 21 of 30 starts and earned $3,951,012. He won the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I) and Swaps Stakes (gr. I) as a 3-year-old and the Lane's End Breeders' Futurity (gr. II) as a juvenile. He missed winning the Kentucky Derby (gr. I) by a length in a third-place effort and placed in eight other grade I events.

High Yield (1997, Storm Cat--Scoop the Gold, by Forty Niner, $35,000, Ashford Stud, Versailles, Ky.). High Yield's three grade I wins placed him in select company. The sole son of Storm Cat to have accomplished that feat, High Yield won the Hopeful Stakes (gr. I) as a 2-year-old and the Fountain of Youth (gr. I) and Toyota Blue Grass (gr. I) Stakes at three. His victory in 1:22.85 in the seven-furlong Hopeful was the fastest since the race was switched to that distance in 1994. Millionaire High Yield placed in five grade I stakes, including the Breeders' Cup Juvenile and Florida Derby.

Aljabr (1996, Storm Cat--Sierra Madre, by Baillamont, $30,000, Shadwell Farm, Lexington). The sole son of Storm Cat to win a group I race at two, three, and four, Aljabr captured the Prix de la Salamandre (Fr-I) as a 2-year-old, the Champagne Lanson Sussex Stakes (Eng-I) at three, and the Juddmonte Lockinge Stakes (Eng-I) in 2000. His victory in the Sussex, England's principal mid-summer mile event, came in course-record time of 1:35.66. Aljabr's dam, Sierra Madre, was a group I winner at two and three in France.

Golden Missile (1995, A.P. Indy--Santa Catalina, by Cure the Blues, $30,000, Adena Springs, Midway, Ky.). A.P. Indy's leading money-earner, Golden Missile captured the 2000 Pimlico Special Handicap (gr. I) over an all-star field that included Lemon Drop Kid, Almutawakel, Cat Thief, K One King, and Budroyale. Golden Missile, a $2,194,510 earner, also won four other stakes, and his seven stakes-placings included a third-place effort in the 1999 Breeders' Cup Classic (gr. I).

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