Sharp Azteca , winner of the Cigar Mile (G1) and more than $2 million, has sired his first foal, Three Chimneys announced Jan. 9.
Out of the City Zip mare Special City, who is out of a half sister to 2010 Jockey Club Gold Cup (G1) winner Haynesfield, the filly was born Jan. 5. She is from the immediate family of turf specialist With Approval, the 1989 Canadian Horse of the Year.
Owners Chesapeake Farm and Crown Chase Farm said they couldn't be more pleased with their Sharp Azteca foal, who they described as being well balanced and strong for a filly. She was foaled at Wind-n-Wood Farm just shy of midnight.
"Sharp Azteca was a top class miler and is an absolute physical standout," said Rebecca Nicholson, who handles stallion nominations and marketing for Three Chimneys. "His brilliance and consistency as a racehorse along with his striking conformation made him one of the most popular first-crop sires in Kentucky last year. We believe he will not only pass on his brilliance, but provide breeders with a commercial sales horse as well."
Sharp Azteca stands the 2020 breeding season for a fee of $10,000 live foal stands and nurses.