Kitten's Joy

El Prado (IRE) - Kitten's First, by Lear Fan

2001, ch, entered stud 2006

#1 Turf Sire 2018,2017,2016,2015,
2014, and 2013. Sire of 4 Champions
& 13 Millionaires. #1 Sire by Avg.
SWs over past 5 years with 19/yr.

2020 FEE: $75,000 Stands & Nurses

Standing at Hill 'n' Dale Farms, Lexington, KY

Tools and Resources

Current Top Performers Worldwide

What's This?
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)
KAMEKO 3 yo, c, G1W Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)
QIPCO Two Thousand Guineas (gr. I, 6/6/2020, $179,597, Newmarket-ENG )
CROSSFIREHURRICANE 3 yo, c, G3W Maria's Mon
Coolmore Ten Sovereigns Gallinule S. (gr. III, 6/12/2020, $33,328, Curragh-IRE )
Woodford Reserve Patton S. ( 2/28/2020, $48,682, Dundalk-IRE )
GENDARME 5 yo, h, G2W Sunday Silence
New Year S. ( 1/18/2020, $230,146, Nakayama-JPN )
SADLER'S JOY 7 yo, h, G1W Dynaformer
3rd Manhattan S. (gr. I, 7/4/2020, $400,000, 1 1/4 miles, 2:02.59, Belmont Park ) Replay
3rd Mac Diarmida S. (gr. II, 2/29/2020, $200,000, 1 3/8 miles, 2:11.47, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Don Juan Kitten 3 yo, c, G3PL Not For Love
2nd Saranac S. (gr. III, 8/29/2020, $100,000, 1 mile, 1:39.92, Saratoga ) Replay
ALW ( 7/25/2020, $74,000, 1 mile, 1:34.26, Saratoga ) Replay
Silver Kitten 4 yo, f, G3PL Exchange Rate
2nd Honey Fox S. (gr. III, 2/29/2020, $150,000, 1 mile, 1:34.73, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
ALW ( 1/25/2020, $51,000, 1 mile, 1:34.77, Gulfstream Park ) Replay
Flown 2 yo, f, SPL Bernstein
2nd Mint Juvenile Fillies S. ( 9/7/2020, $500,000, 1 mile, 1:35.74, Kentucky Downs ) Replay
EDISA 4 yo, f, SW Rock of Gibraltar (IRE)
2nd P Luth Enchantee F.E.E. ( 7/31/2020, $8,056, Clairefontaine-deauville-FR )
ALW ( 7/9/2020, $14,729, Longchamp-FR )
Vegas Kitten 5 yo, g, WNR Dynaformer
ALW ( 9/20/2020, $76,649, 1 1/16 miles, 1:42.50, Woodbine-CAN ) Replay
CLM ( 6/24/2020, $16,800, Gulfstream Park )
Sandy Lane Kitten 5 yo, g, WNR Pulpit
ALW ( 9/16/2020, $22,800, 1 mile, 1:35.96, Mountaineer Casino Racetrack & Resort ) Replay
ALW ( 8/22/2020, $42,250, About 1 mile, 1:36.71, Delaware Park ) Replay

Leading Runners Worldwide

What's This?
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.

Lifetime Top Performers

Name Record Earnings Best
Hawkbill, 2013 24-10-2-4 $4,777,480 G1W
Stephanie's Kitten, 2009 25-11-4-4 $4,292,904 G1W
Roaring Lion, 2015 13-8-1-2 $3,575,197 G1W
Big Blue Kitten, 2008 33-14-8-5 $2,983,350 G1W
Sadler's Joy, 2013 32-7-4-10 $2,618,160 G1W
Oscar Performance, 2014 15-8-0-1 $2,345,696 G1W
Divisidero, 2012 29-7-6-4 $1,606,762 G1W
Bobby's Kitten, 2011 15-6-1-3 $1,389,417 G1W
Real Solution, 2009 15-5-2-2 $1,374,175 G1W
Henley's Joy, 2016 19-4-3-0 $1,099,294 G1W
Kitten's Dumplings, 2010 20-8-2-0 $797,815 G1W
Admiral Kitten, 2010 16-4-7-0 $792,394 G1W
Kameko, 2017 8-3-2-0 $453,002 G1W
Chiropractor, 2012 15-3-2-0 $280,145 G1W
Catapult, 2013 21-6-5-1 $1,543,710 G2W

Class Performance Index

Name CPI Best
Roaring Lion, 2015 87.66 G1W
Stephanie's Kitten, 2009 59.67 G1W
Big Blue Kitten, 2008 37.69 G1W
Oscar Performance, 2014 37.27 G1W
Real Solution, 2009 31.50 G1W
Kameko, 2017 30.47 G1W
Hawkbill, 2013 25.67 G1W
Bobby's Kitten, 2011 21.46 G1W
Sadler's Joy, 2013 21.01 G1W
Catapult, 2013 18.52 G2W
Banned, 2008 17.74 G2W
Divisidero, 2012 15.67 G1W
Taareef, 2013 14.29 G2W
Admiral Kitten, 2010 12.64 G1W
Oscar Nominated, 2013 12.58 G3W

Recent North American Winners and Stakes Performers

What's This?
All winning or stakes-placed progeny are listed for North American performances within the previous seven days. Winners are updated on the list only when the information on new winners is available. Juvenile runners are included in a separate list. For each runner is listed his or her name, age and sex, and broodmare sire. Race data include the race name (when applicable), track, official finish position, distance, and race date. If video of the race is available, a camera icon and “Replay” are linked to a video player. Equibase charts for all races are also linked.

2-Year-Olds

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Gambling Cat (2 yo/f) Capote MSW, Belmont Park (1st, 1 Mile (turf), 9/20) Replay Equibase Chart

3-Year-Olds and up

Name Age/Sex Broodmare Sire Race, Track, Position, Distance, Date    
Vegas Kitten (5 yo/g) Dynaformer ALW, Woodbine (1st , 1 1/16 Miles (turf), 9/20) Replay Equibase Chart
Kitten's Solution (6 yo/g) Pulpit CLM, Woodbine (1st , 7 Furlongs, 9/20) n/a Equibase Chart
Treatherlikestar (6 yo/m) Harlan's Holiday AOC, Finger Lakes (1st , 6 Furlongs, 9/22) Replay Equibase Chart
Machtree (5 yo/g) Forestry CLM, Parx Racing (1st , 1 Mile, 9/22) n/a Equibase Chart
Miracle Mountain (6 yo/h) Saint Liam CLM, Arlington (1st , 1 1/16 Miles, 9/18) n/a Equibase Chart
Stardust Kitten (3 yo/f) Sky Mesa MCL, Fort Erie (1st , 6 Furlongs, 9/22) n/a Equibase Chart
T. J. B. Oorah (3 yo/g) Cherokee Run CLM, Remington Park (1st , About 7 1/2 Furlongs (turf), 9/19) n/a Equibase Chart
Stylish Kitten (3 yo/f) Broken Vow CLM, Indiana Grand Race Course (1st , 7 1/2 Furlongs (turf), 9/21) n/a Equibase Chart
Widow of Nain (3 yo/f) Arch MCL, Louisiana Downs (1st , 1 Mile 70 Yards, 9/22) n/a Equibase Chart
Wedding Day Kitten (6 yo/m) Rock Hard Ten CLM, Presque Isle Downs (1st , 1 Mile 70 Yards, 9/22) n/a Equibase Chart
Curtseytothekitten (3 yo/f) Henny Hughes CLM, Remington Park (1st , 6 1/2 Furlongs, 9/18) n/a Equibase Chart

Upcoming North American Race Entries

What's This?
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
6 My Heart Sings
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Seeking the Heart
AOC
9/25/2020, Race 6, Churchill Downs, $79,000, 1mi (T)
118
  • Adam Beschizza
  • Coty W. Rosin
  • Jacalyn M. Tillman, Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • Jeff Ryan
10 Palace Kitten
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Queen Nine
ALW
9/26/2020, Race 10, Delaware Park, $63,000, 1mi 70y (T)
121
  • Angel Suarez
  • William Downing
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • John Grossi's Racing Corp.
10 Kitten's Romance
  • 3 yo Filly
  • Illapa
MCL
9/26/2020, Race 6, Belmont Park, $38,000, 1 1/16mi (T)
120
  • Kendrick Carmouche
  • David P. Duggan
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • Merjan, David
11 Handsome Honey
  • 4 yo Gelding
  • Double Faced
ALW
9/26/2020, Race 8, Remington Park, $30,000, 1mi (T)
123
  • Danny Sorenson
  • Danny Pish
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • GFB Racing LLC
1 Designed by Kitten
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Creative Design
Hollywood Beach S.
9/26/2020, Race 7, Gulfstream Park, $75,000, 5f (T)
117
  • Eduardo O. Nunez
  • Wesley A. Ward
  • Three Lyons Racing LLC, Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • Kenneth L. and Sarah K. Ramsey
4 Nurse Goodbody
  • 4 yo Filly
  • Couture Cat
MSW
9/27/2020, Race 11, Santa Anita Park, $55,000, 1mi (T)
124
  • Tyler Baze
  • J. Eric Kruljac
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • Lawless, Lewkowitz or Sondereker, et al
6 Itainteasybeingray
  • 2 yo Filly
  • Laca
MSW
9/27/2020, Race 7, Golden Gate Fields, $30,000, 6f
119
  • Julien Couton
  • Isidro Tamayo
  • SRK Mares, LLC
  • Aaron Pewtherer
2 Faraway Kitten
  • 4 yo Colt
  • Far Isle
AOC
9/27/2020, Race 10, Woodbine, $108,700, 1 1/8mi
121
  • Justin Stein
  • Denyse McClachrie
  • Kenneth L. Ramsey & Sarah K. Ramsey
  • Barry Kerbel, Ryan S. Kerbel and Howard Rubin
1 Cupid's Claws
  • 5 yo Gelding
  • Primetimevalentine
Tokyo City Cup S. (gr. 3)
9/27/2020, Race 10, Santa Anita Park, $100,000, 1 1/2mi
122
  • Flavien Prat
  • Craig Dollase
  • Robert Low & Lawana Low
  • Flawless Racing, Masino Racing Stable or Flanagan, et al

Kitten's Joy's Northern Hemisphere Rankings

What's This?
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
2020 324 123 3 4 2 1 Kameko ($251,630) $4,758,633
2019 388 173 11 14 7 2 Henley's Joy ($717,751) $10,491,984

Auction Results (N. Hemisphere only)

What's This?
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.
2020 2019
Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os Covering Sire Weanlings Yearlings 2-Y-Os
Number Sold 2 0 26 20 10 7 67 30
Total Average $175,000 $0 $150,777 $68,374 $140,800 $138,571 $88,952 $74,726
Total Median $175,000 $0 $82,500 $35,000 $132,500 $130,000 $42,000 $42,000
Colt Average n/a $0 (0) $169,767 (12) $73,107 (8) n/a $173,750 (4) $155,225 (23) $71,500 (13)
Filly Average n/a $0 (0) $134,500 (14) $65,219 (12) n/a $91,667 (3) $54,310 (44) $77,193 (17)

Kitten's Joy's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Current Sales Results

What's This?
Current Sales Results include the subject stallion's progeny and covered mares sold at public auction in Northern Hemisphere for the last 30 days. 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.

Keeneland 2020 September Yearling Sale

(9/13/2020 - 9/28/2020 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Kitten's Joy

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
229 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Joya Real, 2009 Gainesway Heider Family Stables $800,000
1024 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Justaroundmidnight (IRE), 2007 Mill Ridge Sales Fergus Galvin, agent $275,000
769 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Search and Seizure*, 2005 Lane's End Joseph Burke $180,000
717 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Mystra, 2012 Runnymede Farm Calvin Nguyen, Meah/Lloyd Bloodstock, agent $165,000
30 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Absolute Crackers (IRE), 2009 Lane's End Flaxman Stables Ireland $130,000

Fasig-Tipton Kentucky Selected Yearlings Showcase

(9/9/2020 - 9/10/2020 )

Top Weanling, Yearling, and Two-Year Olds by Kitten's Joy

Hip # Horse Name (YOB) Sex Type Dam, YOB Consignor Buyer Price (RNA)
580 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Elementar, 2012 Hidden Brook Donegal Racing, Jerry Crawford, agent $150,000
661 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Iteration*, 2002 Ramsey Farm Oak Ridge Bloodstock $125,000
58 UNNAMED, 2019 F Y Smoke Signals, 2012 Blackburn Farm Christophe Clement, agent $100,000
279 UNNAMED, 2019 C Y Object, 2009 Ramsey Farm MCBS $75,000

Kitten's Joy's Complete Worldwide Auction Results

Upcoming Sales Entries

What's This?
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.

Keeneland 2020 September Yearling Sale

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
3964 f 2019 Y Kitten's Joy Asperites (IRE) Danehill Dancer (IRE) Ballysax Bloodstock

Ocala Breeders' Sales Co. 2020 Selected & Open Sale of Yearlings

Hip Name Sex YOB Type Sire Dam BroodmareSire Consignor
17 c 2018 2 Kitten's Joy Magicalcarpetride Smart Strike Top Line Sales
26 f 2018 2 Kitten's Joy Queen Nine Henny Hughes Top Line Sales

Pedigree

Kitten's Joy

CH, 2001
16s, G1W
1,573 f, 99 SWrs
1.71 AEI, 9.33 AWD
El Prado (IRE)
GR, 1989
9s, G1W
987 f, 85 SWrs
1.95 AEI, 6.75 AWD

Sadler's Wells
B, 1981
8s, G1W
2,194 f, 295 SWrs
2.97 AEI, AWD
Northern Dancer Nearctic
Natalma
Fairy Bridge Bold Reason
Special
Lady Capulet
RO, 1974
3s, G1W
13 f, 10 r
4 Wnrs, 2 SWrs
Sir Ivor Sir Gaylord
Attica
Cap and Bells Tom Fool
Ghazni
Kitten's First
B, 1991
2s, W
6 f, 5 r
4 Wnrs, 3 SWrs
Lear Fan
B, 1981
6s, G1W
891 f, 71 SWrs
1.74 AEI, 7.5 AWD
Roberto Hail to Reason
Bramalea
Wac Lt. Stevens
Belthazar
That's My Hon
CH, 1983
11s, P
8 f, 6 r
5 Wnrs, 1 SWrs
L'Enjoleur Buckpasser
Fanfreluche
One Lane Prince John
Danger Ahead

Inbreeding

Northern Dancer: 3S X 5D
Tom Fool: 4S X 5D
Hail to Reason: 5S X 4D
*Turn-to: 5S X 5D

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 4 2 1 0 $80,115
3 8 6 ( 6 ) 2 ( 2 ) 0 $1,625,796
4 2 1 ( 1 ) 1 ( 1 ) 0 $369,880
Totals 14 9 4 0 $2,075,791

Won at 2

  • An allowance race at Churchill Downs

    (8.5f, T, defeating Bogangles, Grand Heritage, Commandment, Thornhill, Orphan Brigade, War Image, Ghazi's Impala).
  • A maiden special weight race at Belmont Park

    (9f, T, defeating The Penny Drops, Kennel Up, Restigouche, Auto Pilot, Generous One, Brave Columbus, Thermostat, Admiralty Inlet, Imperial Ruler).

Won at 3

  • Joe Hirsch Turf Classic Invitational S. (gr. I) at Belmont Park

    (12f, T, defeating Magistretti, Tycoon (GB), Request for Parole, Polish Summer (GB), Kicken Kris, Maktub (ITY)).
  • Secretariat S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

    (10f, T, defeating Greek Sun, Moscow Ballet (IRE), Simple Exchange (IRE), Cool Conductor, Hazyview (GB), Up Anchor).
  • Virginia Derby (gr. III) at Colonial Downs

    (10f, T, defeating Artie Schiller, Prince Arch, Lipan, Class Concern, Jane's Luck, Irish Laddie, No Place Like It).
  • Crown Royal American Turf S. (gr. III) at Churchill Downs

    (8.5f, T, defeating Prince Arch, Capo, Brass Hat, El Prado Rob, Level Playingfield, Grand Heritage, Knox, Archie B).
  • Palm Beach S. (gr. III) at Gulfstream Park

    (9f, T, defeating Prince Arch, Pa Pa Da, Master William, Commendation, Mustanfar, Pincay, Soverign Honor, Gin Rummy Champ, America America, Gold Shield, West Virginia).
  • Tropical Park Derby (gr. III) at Calder Race Course

    (9f, T, defeating Broadway View, Soverign Honor, Milestone Victory, Imperialism, Commendation, Up Anchor, Timo, Potomac Chase, Wasabi Cat, Global Arena).

2nd at 3

  • John Deere Breeders' Cup Turf (gr. I) at Lone Star Park

    (12f, T, to Better Talk Now, defeating Powerscourt (GB), Magistretti, Mustanfar, Request for Parole, Strut the Stage, Star Over the Bay).
  • Jefferson Cup S. (gr. III) at Churchill Downs

    (9f, T, to Prince Arch, defeating Cool Conductor, Terroplane (FR), Mighty Military, Capo, More Bourb, Radiant Cat, Bogangles).

Won at 4

  • Firecracker Breeders' Cup H. (gr. II) at Churchill Downs

    (8f, T, defeating Old Forester, America Alive, Parker Run, Senor Swinger, Mighty Military).

2nd at 4

  • Arlington Million S. (gr. I) at Arlington Park

    (10f, T, to Powerscourt (GB), defeating Fourty Niners Son, Better Talk Now, Touch of Land (FR), Alost (FR), Sweet Return (GB), Good Reward, Cool Conductor, Whilly (IRE)).

As Broodmare Sire

What's This?
Information provided for stallions with producing daughters includes the number of producers and number of foals, runners, winners, juvenile winners, and stakes winners. Broodmare Sire Average Earnings Index (AEI) is a ratio of the progeny average earnings of the stallion’s producing daughters with the total average of all broodmare sires’ progeny, during the same year and within the same country.

Kitten's Joy is the sire of 284 dams of 493 named foals of racing age, 264 rnrs (54%), 151 wnrs (31%), 53 2yo wnrs (11%), 1.12 AEI, 1.42 CI; 11 sw, Leading Earner: Channel Cat ($948,592).

Nicking and Broodmare Sire Reports from

Farm Information

Hill 'n' Dale Farms

Hill 'n' Dale Farms, 640 N. Yarnallton Pike, Lexington, KY 40511. Phone (859) 255-8290. Fax (859) 281-6148.

Web Site: http://www.hillndalefarms.com